Detroit Stories Episode 66: 'The Best of 2023' (PODCAST)

As 2023 draws to a close, we share our favorite stories that didn't make the podcast — but we still think you should hear

(0:02) The narrator opens the podcast with a brief summary of Detroit Stories’ podcast episodes over the past year, thanking listeners for their support. He introduces today’s episode, which highlights five of the best written stories from 2023 featured in Detroit Catholic.

(2:11) The narrator introduces and reads a Jan. 6 story written by Gabriella Patti about the Knights on Bikes, the Knights of Columbus’ motorcycle club.

(9:18) The narrator introduces and reads a May 22 story from Daniel Meloy about the mysterious theft and subsequent return of the First Station of the Cross at St. Augustine Parish in Richmond.

(16:09) The narrator introduces and reads a July 14 story from Daniel Meloy about a Catholic priest who became the worst pitcher in Major League Baseball history when he played a single game for the Detroit Tigers during a players strike on May 18, 1912.

(24:14) The narrator introduces and reads a Sept. 1 story from Daniel Meloy about a woman who was left at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament as a baby in the 1950s, and her journey to discover her long-lost birth family and her Catholic faith.

(32:10) The narrator introduces and reads a March 8 story from Gabriella Patti about the overwhelming power of forgiveness, told through the lens of Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Reporting by Gabriella Patti and Daniel Meloy; narration by Michael Stechschulte and Emily Mentock; script by Michael Stechschulte; production by Ron Pangborn

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