Daniel Meloy

For new St. Vincent de Paul director, it’s about ‘Jesus helping Jesus’

Deacon Christopher Stark, new executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Detroit chapter, smiles with a shopper at the society’s Gratiot Avenue thrift store in Detroit.

Deacon Christopher Stark takes over as head of society’s Detroit chapter DETROIT — One word in particular keeps popping up when Deacon Christopher Stark talks about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul: conduit. A conduit for charity, a conduit for service, a conduit for fulfilling the Christian mission. As the recently named executive director…

Pen pals with presidents

Hunter Maclean, who graduated from Marian High School in May, stands next a world map depicting the countries that have responded to her project, during which she wrote every head of state in the world asking for advice for America’s teenagers.

Marian alum writes letters to heads of 195 states, receives encouraging responses BLOOMFIELD HILLS — On Friday, Aug. 5, millions of people from around the world were glued to their televisions, watching the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as athletes from 207 nations paraded around Maracana Stadium. While…

Priests, religious minister from the sidelines at Catholic League events

Fr. Karl Kiser, SJ, outgoing president of University of Detroit Jesuit High School, hoists the state championship trophy on the court after his Cubs won the Class A basketball title in March.

‘Theology of presence’ helps leaders connect with student-athletes ALLEN PARK — School is back, which means the Catholic League is back. Since 1926, Catholic schools in the Metro Detroit area have engaged in intense competition in a battle for athletic supremacy across the Archdiocese of Detroit. And while respected coaches, disciplined players and dedicated volunteers…