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A faith you can touch

Eastpointe — Small vestments, small altar, small chalice and small patens; all meant to teach about one big faith. “Atriums” are springing up across the Archdiocese of Detroit, teaching Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, an interactive, Montessori-style approach to catechism. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd focuses less on textbooks and formal lessons, and more on…

Bartek appointed to lead Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

Detroit — Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan has named Dave Bartek as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Jason Shanks at the helm of the six-county social service agency. Msgr. Charles Kosanke, chairman of Catholic Charities’ board of directors, made the announcement Aug. 30. According to a news release from Catholic Charities, Bartek was chosen…

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In receiving pallium, cardinal, Detroit native, says he will ‘spend my life for the flock’

By Al Frank Catholic News Service NEWARK, N.J.— Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the U.S. papal nuncio, imposed the pallium on Detroit native Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the sixth archbishop of Newark, at a Sept. 14 Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. “I confess that, among all the ‘stuff’ episcopal ministry requires that I…

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