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Ontario cardinal decries ‘merciless assault on human dignity’

George Weigel

George Weigel | Special to The Michigan Catholic The archbishop of Toronto is given to deprecating himself as “just a simple country cardinal.” In my experience, though, Cardinal Thomas Collins is one of the premier leaders of the Catholic Church today. He’s a bishop of the New Evangelization who does a lot of his evangelical work…

Archbishop Byrnes brings hope to Guam’s faithful: ‘I belong to you’

Louella Losinio | For Umatuna Si Yu’os AGANA, GUAM — Coadjutor Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes, in his homily during the beginning of the novena Masses honoring Santa Marian Kamalen, spoke about belonging to the Catholic Church of Guam and enjoining the community to make a conviction. The former Detroit auxiliary bishop was appointed coadjutor archbishop of…

Mercy is the ‘fullness of justice’?

Eduardo J. Echeverria, Ph.D. | Special to The Michigan Catholic Recently, in Pope Francis’s first interview with an Italian television channel, he stated, “Justice and mercy in God are one thing. Mercy is just and justice is merciful.” How can justice and mercy be the same thing? If the justice of Jesus’ death on the cross…

Local students win pro-life Christmas card design contest

Debbie Bloomfield | Special to The Michigan Catholic WYANDOTTE — Winners of the Upper Downriver Right to Life Christmas card design contest were announced Nov. 17 at the chapter’s regular meeting. The contest is divided into two age groups: grades 5-8 and grades 9-12. Cards have been printed from the winning design in each age group and…