Karla Dorweiler

For rural parishes, fewer resources means more creativity in evangelization

Volunteers, parishioners pitch in to help implement Amazing Parish principles Metro Detroit — For small, rural parishes around the Archdiocese of Detroit, applying the principles and ideas from last year’s Amazing Parish Conference has required creative thinking. Of the 222 parishes in the archdiocese, 18 are rural. These parishes, often in the far reaches of…

40 years ago, University of Detroit Jesuit announced: ‘We’re staying’

School community reflects on impact of decision to remain in Detroit DETROIT — In 1977, administrators at University of Detroit Jesuit High School made a decision that would define the school and make clear its mission to serve: the school would remain in the city of Detroit at a time when many other institutions were relocating…

At area Catholic schools, the Latin language is very much alive

Critical thinking, real-world applications and liturgical connections drive educators’ approach METRO DETROIT — On the final day of school before the Christmas break, the halls of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy were filled with the sound of students singing Christmas carols — in Latin. It’s a festive application of curriculum that John Feeney,…