Life on Detroit’s margins

A homeless man sits up from his mat under a freeway overpass in Detroit during the cold winter months. Advocates…

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Life on Detroit’s margins

A homeless man sits up from his mat under a freeway overpass in Detroit during the cold winter months. Advocates say Detroit has made progress in recent years by collaborating with local agencies to improve the situation for the city’s homeless, but much more can still be done for the 15,000 living on Detroit’s streets. (Fr. Bob McCabe | Special to The Michigan Catholic)

Advocates see progress in fighting homelessness in city, but more is needed Detroit — Detroit’s economic recovery is real. Unemployment is decreasing, city services are expanding and there is a renewed sense of optimism in the Motor City. These success stories — rightfully — have been well documented. But for all the success, many are…

At the foot of the cross with Jesus

A woman prays during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Aloysius Parish in Detroit in 2012. For a new Lenten encounter, local Jesuits recommend Ignatian spiritual exercises — in which a person places himself or herself alongside Jesus in the Scriptures — as a way to grow closer to God on a daily basis.

Ignatian spiritual exercises a good practice for Lent, Jesuits say Bloomfield Hills — God might very well speak to you through everyday experiences, but you might lack the spirituality to hear what He’s saying. According to Fr. Fran Daly, SJ, spiritual director of Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, that’s where the Ignatian spiritual…

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