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  • Father Solanus Casey beatification set for November

    Father Solanus Casey beatification set for November

    On November 18, Capuchin Father Solanus Casey will be beatified in Detroit, Michigan. The priest was very close to the sick and was highly sought-after throughout his life, in part because of the many physical healings attributed to his blessings and intercession. He was also a co-founder of Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen in 1929.

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  • American Padre Pio moves a step closer to sainthood

    American Padre Pio moves a step closer to sainthood

    Pope Francis on Thursday approved a rafter of sainthood decisions, including a miracle attributed to Capuchin Father Solanus Casey clearing the way for his beatification. Casey is more or less the American Padre Pio, a Capuchin healer and wonder-worker known for his simplicity, his availability, and his love for ordinary people.

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  • Pope’s preacher today once again fills a singular slot

    Pope’s preacher today once again fills a singular slot

    Good Friday is one of those rare occasions when a pope listens to a sermon in St. Peter’s Basilica rather than delivering one. The jarring image often leads to three questions: What’s the ‘Preacher of the Papal Household,’ who’s the Capuchin cleric who holds the position, and, if not’s the pope speaking, does it really matter?

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