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More than 60,000 people gathered for the beatification of beloved Capuchin friar Fr. Solanus Casey Nov. 18 in Detroit, moving him a step closer to canonization.
Distinctly Catholic: The Pro-Life Activities Committee has always been led by a cardinal, signaling the priority assigned to that committee. But the bishops elected Archbishop Naumann over Cardinal Cupich.
For decades during the Great Depression and afterward, Capuchin Franciscan Fr. Solanus Casey was the "go-to" guy for those who were sick, poor, afflicted or discouraged in their faith.
The slate of nominees for several leadership positions in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was released Oct. 19; The vote will take place at the U.S. bishops' meeting Nov. 13-14 in Baltimore.