Father Solanus Casey Archives - Crux



  • Pope Francis makes appeal for peace in Lebanon during new political crisis

    • Nov 19, 2017

    ROME— Pope Francis prayed for an end to the “painful poverty caused by war and conflict,” particularly in the Middle East, naming Lebanon in particular, after the political crisis sparked by the sudden resignation of the country’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, on a visit to Saudi Arabia. “Today, I would

  • Friendship and food served up at Father Solanus’s soup kitchen

    Friendship and food served up at Father Solanus’s soup kitchen

    • Nov 19, 2017

    Capuchin Father Solanus Casey was beatified yesterday, and he would likely be gratified to see that his first soup kitchen in Detroit has expanded into several locations across the city. Today, the original Capuchin soup kitchen not only serves food, it also provides showers to those who need them, as well as social services. It is connected to a Capuchin-run urban farm, which provides much of the produce for the kitchen.

  • Father Solanus Casey beatified in Detroit, Pope Francis calls him “humble, faithful”

    Father Solanus Casey beatified in Detroit, Pope Francis calls him “humble, faithful”

    • Nov 19, 2017

    Tens of thousands of people attended the beatification Mass of Capuchin Father Solanus Casey on Saturday at a Detroit stadium. Italian Cardinal Angelo Amato read a letter from Pope Francis, who described Casey as a “humble, faithful disciple of Christ.” He was given the title of “Blessed.”