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Archbishop charges five new priests to be ‘colonizers’ for the kingdom

Fr. Paul Graney, left, and Fr. Dominic Macioce process with their classmates out of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament after being ordained priests May 14 by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron.

Photos by Tim Fuller | Special to The Michigan Catholic

Families of newly ordained relish sons’ gift of priesthood Detroit — Amidst the triumphal sounds of Gustav Holst’s “O God, Beyond All Praising,” five men entered the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament as deacons May 14 and exited as priests. Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron ordained Fr. Paul Graney, Fr. Dominic Macioce, Fr. Kevin Roelant,…

Changing Lives Together hits $120 million mark

Detroit — Five years ago, the Changing Lives Together capital campaign was launched to strengthen parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit. The bold, ambitious campaign announced by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron was intended to “identify the resources we need to for (the archdiocese’s) mission.” Four years and $120 million later, Changing Lives Together has done…


People of faith must advocate for religious liberty, says House speaker

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,  pauses as he speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast May 17 in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

By Allana Haynes Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — People of faith have the responsibility to “advocate for their faith,” not only through good works, but on spiritual realms — one being through prayer, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said May 17. He made the comments at the 12th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast,…

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