Mowers on a mission

Msgr. Todd Lajiness, rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, pulls a lawnmower in an abandoned lot with the seminary towers…

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Fr. Solanus ‘the champion for sharing the Gospel,’ Archbishop Vigneron says

Archbishop, Capuchins commemorate 60th anniversary of friar’s death Detroit — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, the Capuchins of the Province of St. Joseph and the faithful gathered at St. Bonaventure Monastery couldn’t help but look forward, while looking back. On July 30, Archbishop Vigneron commemorated the 60th anniversary of Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey’s death, the final…

‘Young Catholic Professionals’ starts with 300-plus attendees

Detroit — More than 300 young people attended the kickoff event of Young Catholic Professionals’ Detroit chapter on Aug. 1 at Ste. Anne de Detroit Parish. The networking event, which featured food, drinks, fellowship and distinguished guests such as Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron and Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hanchon, drew many more attendees than organizers were…

Mowers on a mission

Life Remodeled cleanup effort brings throngs of seminary, parish volunteers to Detroit Detroit — Could the next tool of the New Evangelization be a lawnmower? Possibly. From July 31 to Aug. 4, hundreds of Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Detroit partnered with Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based nonprofit working to restore Detroit Durfee Middle School…

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Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognize Medjugorje apparitions

Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland — A Polish archbishop who inspected Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine for the pope predicted the Vatican will soon recognize its Marian apparitions. “The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has passed all documentation to the Secretariat of State — everything suggests the apparitions will be accepted before the…

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12. A 32-year-old paralegal, Heather D. Heyer, was killed…

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