Mike Stechschulte

Michuta cross-examines Church’s ‘Hostile Witnesses’ in new book

Michigan Catholic columnist, author argues history’s skeptics unwittingly point to truth of Christ DETROIT — When it comes to the historic enemies of Christianity, Gary Michuta thinks along the lines of Hamlet’s mother in Shakespeare’s famous masterpiece: “Methinks thou dost protest too much.” In fact, Michuta contends, sometimes it’s the very protests of the Church’s most…

Christmas in stained glass

METRO DETROIT — Across the Archdiocese of Detroit, magnificent pieces of art and history continue to tell the story of Christmas in varied — but spectacular — fashion. This Advent season, The Michigan Catholic took a photo pilgrimage to some of Detroit’s historic churches to uncover some of these hidden gems, stained-glass windows depicting scenes of…

Bishops-designate Fisher and Battersby ‘shocked,’ humbled by appointments

Archbishop Vigneron says he’s ‘always been impressed’ by Detroit’s new auxiliary bishops DETROIT — On the day before Thanksgiving, Pope Francis has given the Archdiocese of Detroit two very good reasons to be thankful. Less than a month after the archdiocese found out it would be losing one of its auxiliary bishops, the Vatican announced…

Pope Francis names Fr. Battersby, Fr. Fisher as Detroit’s new auxiliary bishops

Archbishop Vigneron praises choice of ‘two well-loved and respected priests’ to serve as bishops DETROIT — Less than a month after the Archdiocese of Detroit found out it would be losing one of its auxiliary bishops, the Vatican announced it would be gaining two more as Pope Francis appointed Detroit priests Fr. Gerard W. Battersby…

Synod fires up faith in Detroit

Dozens of ideas debated, but at day’s end, impact should be ‘personal, not programmatic,’ archbishop says Mike Stechshulte and Dan Meloy | The Michigan Catholic DETROIT — It isn’t every day that hundreds of Catholics, led by their archbishop, can be seen marching down the sidewalk of a major American city. More often, Catholics can be found…