Mike Stechschulte

For newly ordained deacons, God’s initiative paved way to ministry


Archbishop Vigneron ordains four men to permanent diaconate to serve in local parishes Detroit — The role of the permanent deacon is relatively new in today’s Church. Since the ministry was reinstated after the Second Vatican Council, not everyone is familiar with exactly what a deacon does. But that’s OK, says Deacon K. Perry Clark;…

Archbishop blesses symbols of Shrine basilica’s papal connection


Ombrellino and tintinnabulum have long history associated with papacy, rector says Royal Oak — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron celebrated the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux on Oct. 2 at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, marking the basilica’s patronal feast by blessing two symbols of its new status as a church closely…

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


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…