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Bishop Cepeda invites worshippers to follow St. Romero’s example of ‘embracing the encounter’ with Christ

ROYAL OAK —On a day when seven men and women were canonized in Rome as saints in the Catholic Church, congregants met at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak to celebrate the life and witness of a now-saintly archbishop. Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Arturo Cepeda celebrated the Mass at Shrine to…

PIME raises $85K for global missions, celebrates impact with ‘Serata’ event

Missionary brother serving in Thailand relates experiences working with poor, destitute WARREN — The completion of a refugee settlement and a new Catholic parish in Cameroon. The funding of medical dispensaries in India. Clean water and electricity for a girls’ hostel and the renovation of boarding homes in Myanmar. Ongoing support for leprosy patients in…

Nation/World

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Washington archbishop

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. When the pope’s decision was announced Oct. 12, the Archdiocese of Washington released a letter from Pope Francis to the cardinal, making clear his support for Cardinal Wuerl’s ministry and leadership,…

The Vatican

New documentary reveals rare interview of Blessed Oscar Romero

VATICAN CITY — A new documentary about Blessed Oscar Romero, featuring a rare interview with him, revealed the martyred archbishop’s thoughts regarding accusations that he became too progressive. Salvadoran Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez shared an excerpt of the interview with journalists during a briefing Oct. 11 at the Vatican press office. “We had never heard…