Daniel Meloy

Wayne State’s Newman Center expands ‘sacred space’ on campus


Detroit — #TriggerWarnings is a movement on college campuses across the country to warn students of material that might be controversial or challenging. During the Sept. 29 rededication of the newly renovated Newman Catholic Center on the campus of Wayne State University, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron issued his own “trigger warning” to the Wayne State…

Archbishop Vigneron celebrates Mass for Pardon to bring about transformation of hearts in Archdiocese of Detroit

Bishop Arturo Cepeda, Bishop Michael Byrnes, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron and Bishop Donald Hanchon lay prostrate before the altar during the Litany of Pardon. (Dan Meloy | The Michigan Catholic)

DETROIT– As Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, Bishops Michael Byrnes, Arturo Cepeda and Donald Hanchon solemnly processed down the nave of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the congregation stood silent. The four men lay prostrate before the altar, humbling themselves before God, and in view of the flock they are called to shepherd. Then…

Synod members begin ‘final approach’

A synod member looks over the materials presented Sept. 24 during a gathering of synod members in the archdiocese’s Northeast Region at St. Isidore Parish in Macomb. The regional gathering, which will be followed by three others in the archdiocese’s Northwest, South and Central regions, was the first opportunity for synod members to gather together to pray, listen and ask questions about the specific themes and topics to be discussed at the synod itself in November.

Meeting for first time, members begin ‘hard work’ of preparing for archdiocese-wide gathering Macomb — After months of meetings, dialogue gatherings, conferences and homilies, Synod 16 is starting to take shape. St. Isidore Parish in Macomb hosted the first of four regional gatherings of synod members Sept. 24, where approximately 120 of the synod’s nearly…