A fond farewell at St. Boniface Church

A fond farewell at St. Boniface Church

“You have been a Good Shepherd who with simplicity and also intensity—like a good Franciscan—has accompanied us in following Christ,” said St. Boniface Church Parochial Vicar Fr. Luca Roso, MCCJ, on Aug. 6, at the end of the 11 a.m. Mass, as he thanked Pat McCloskey...
A transition for Br. Ed

A transition for Br. Ed

Tuesday, Aug. 8, the feast of St. Dominic, was a sad day at St. Francis Friary and Retreat House, Easton, Pennsylvania. Friday, Aug. 11, the feast of Saint Clare, was a momentous day at Saint Anthony Friary, Butler, New Jersey. After 52 years, our brother, Ed Skutka, ...
From Mark: Transformative revitalization

From Mark: Transformative revitalization

The recent meeting of the “new Council-Elect” reminded me of a line that I heard from the actor who plays Jesus in the “The Chosen” video series. He says to townspeople who witness one of his miracles, “Get used to different.”    But there’s also an old saying that...
Being brothers to all

Being brothers to all

Discussions about racism can certainly be challenging, but when approached with the Franciscan spirit of openness, acceptance and fraternity, they can also be eye-opening, transformative and strengthen the bond of community. This has been the case with the friars of...
Solanus Casey musical update

Solanus Casey musical update

“And he may be celebrated annually on the 30th of July in the places and ways established by law.”    Archbishop Allen Vigneron, local ordinary of the Archdiocese of Detroit, read those words of Pope Francis regarding Solanus Casey, OFM Cap., on the occasion of his...