Legendary Detroit priest inches nearer towards sainthood
A ceremony to beatify a priest who died in 1957 is predicted to attract tens of thousands of Catholic faithful Saturday to Detroit’s Ford Field. Father Solanus Casey will be given the title “blessed,” which is one step away from Catholic sainthood.Pope Francis declared earlier this year that there was proof of a miracle after a woman praying at Casey’s tomb in 2012 was cured of a rare skin disease.
A November ceremony will celebrate the beatification of Father Solanus Casey.
Protesters call on Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe to resign
Zimbabweans gathered in large numbers in downtown Harare on Saturday demanding the resignation of beleaguered President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe, 93, made his first public appearance on Friday since he and his wife put under house arrest by Zimbabwe’s army earlier this week. The army denied staging a military coup and said “normalcy” would soon return after it completed its “mission” of rooting out “criminals” who were targeting the nation’s leader. According to reports, the catalyst for the takeover was the firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe accused of plotting to take over from him.
Museum of the Bible opens amid controversy
The Museum of the Bible opens to the public Saturday in Washington, D.C., with a mission to fascinate, educate and — depending on your perspective — evangelize about Christianity’s holy book. Located within sight of the U.S. Capitol, the 430,000-square-foot building includes 1,600 artifacts including Elvis Presley’s Bible. The museum’s original mission was “to inspire confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible,” but officials say it’s now simply to showcase Christian ideals.
#AMAs so male?
Bruno Mars is up for eight awards at the American Music Awards (8 p.m. Nov. 19 on ABC), while the Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and the Weeknd all earned five nominations each. The fan-voted AMAs have an all-male lineup this year competing for the top prize: Artist of the Year (Mars vs. Chainsmokers vs. Drake vs. Lamar vs. Sheeran). Justin Bieber,…