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Human trafficking expert sheds light on ‘underworld industry’ in Michigan

Sheila Meshinski, a forensic sexual assault nurse examiner, talks May 5 about her work to raise awareness of human trafficking among law enforcement and medical personnel during the Dearborn Area Right to Life annual "Focus on Life" dinner.

Dan Meloy |The Michigan Catholic

Dearborn — It’s been 151 years since the end of the Civil War, and slavery still exists in America. Now, it’s called trafficking. According to data released by the FBI, the forcible kidnapping and confinement of human beings for sexual exploitation or forced physical labor is a $32 billion industry in the United States. Michigan…

Boehner tells Madonna grads Holy Spirit inspired his resignation

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wipes away a tear as he accepts an honorary degree from Madonna University President Michael Grandillo. Boehner, who was speaker of the House from 2011-15, told graduates Pope Francis' visit to Washington last year was one of his "proudest moments" as a congressman.

Dan Meloy|The Michigan Catholic

Former speaker details time spent with Pope Francis during commencement address Novi — Standing before Madonna University’s most recent graduates, the former U.S. speaker of the House revealed what prompted him to resign from Congress in September 2015: the Holy Spirit. Former U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) gave the commencement address May 7 to Madonna’s…

St. Lawrence celebrates 150 years in the ‘big city’ of Utica

Roman Pasieczny during St. Lawrence Parish's 150th anniversary Mass on May 1.

Dan Meloy | The Michigan Catholic

Utica — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron took a trip to the “big city” May 1, to celebrate Mass and the 150th anniversary of St. Lawrence Parish in Utica. That’s right, “big city” Utica. Utica’s “urban sprawl” is a matter of perspective for the archbishop, a native of small-town Anchorville, who during his homily expressed congratulations…