Mike Stechschulte

Archbishop: Mass for Pardon will be ‘public moment of repentance’

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Detroit — As the entire Archdiocese of Detroit gathers this fall to discuss ways to better share Christ’s saving message with the people of southeast Michigan, an important part of the gathering will be the honest acknowledgement that, to this point, the Catholic Church in Metro Detroit could have done better. In order to improve…

Archbishop Vigneron co-authors U.S. bishops’ statement affirming Church teaching on marriage

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron addresses those gathered April 18 at the Amazing Parish Conference at the Detroit Renaissance Center. (Dan Meloy | The Michigan Catholic)

WASHINGTON — A joint statement co-authored by the chairmen of two committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage Sept. 14, rejecting calls to “redefine” the institution in secular society. Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, as chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, co-authored the statement, “God’s…

For local Albanians, St. Teresa’s merciful nature was personal in both words and deeds

Fr. Frederik Kalaj, pastor of St. Paul Albanian Parish in Rochester Hills, leads a procession to a statue of St. Teresa of Calcutta on the parish’s grounds Sept. 4.

ROCHESTER HILLS — From now to eternity, she’ll be known as St. Teresa of Calcutta, but for those who share her ethnic heritage, Mother Teresa will always be Albania’s special saint. For members of Metro Detroit’s two ethnic Albanian parishes, the canonization of Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, as she was born in 1910, as St. Teresa…

Archbishop: St. Teresa wouldn’t mind cameras because ‘it was always about Jesus’

Mass-goers greet and congratulate the five Missionaries of Charity sisters in attendance during a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Sept. 4. (Photos by Mike Stechschulte, The Michigan Catholic)

DETROIT — Despite her larger-than-life personality packed into a smaller-than-small stature, Mother Teresa was never one for media attention. She spent her time, after all, with those who received little to no attention at all — the poorest of the poor, those on the margins of society for whom the cameras never rolled. So what,…