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Sr. Helen Walsh, OP

Sr. Helen Walsh, OP, formerly Sr. Rose Michaeleen Walsh, died May 10 at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 96 and in her 72nd year in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Born in Chicago to William and Rosemary (O’Sullivan) Walsh, she earned degrees from the University of Michigan, Loyola University and Wayne State University.…

Archbishop kicks off 2017 CSA by encouraging Catholics to ‘open doors’ to Christ

Detroit — In introducing a new theme for the 2017 Catholic Services Appeal, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron encouraged local Catholics in a video message and letter to nurture “life-changing encounters with Christ” by supporting the vital ministries, programs and institutions that help the Church to evangelize in southeast Michigan. The 36th annual archdiocesan appeal, with…

Bishop Battersby ordains four transitional deacons

Detroit — Taking the next step on their journey toward the diocesan priesthood, four seminarians were ordained transitional deacons April 22 at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Auxiliary Bishop Gerard W. Battersby ordained the four men — Deacons James Houbeck, Mark Livingston, Christopher Muer and John Maksym — during a Mass inside the seminary’s chapel. Three…