Archbishop Vigneron

Columns and commentary from Detroit’s Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

My prayer for you as we enter more deeply into the mystery of Holy Week

Dear Brothers and Sisters: For my meditation this morning I was using a sermon Cardinal Newman once gave on Palm Sunday (“The Incarnate Son, a Sufferer and Sacrifice,” Parochial and Plain Sermons, VI.6), and I thought of you when I read this paragraph: “We are now approaching that most sacred day when we commemorate Christ’s…

Archbishop: Have we conformed to the world, or have we challenged it?

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Recently I was reading Blessed John Henry Newman’s sermon on “Endurance, the Christian’s Portion” (PPS, V: 20) and was struck by a comment he makes in reflecting on the affirmation of St. Paul and St. Barnabas “that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God (Acts…

Mass for Pardon will be a ‘public moment of repentance’ for Archdiocese of Detroit

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In introducing a new rally cry this year to Unleash the Gospel, we acknowledge that we have, indeed, been held back from fulfilling our mission as disciples of Christ in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Before this November’s Synod, I felt it important that we deeply and seriously reflect on the sinfulness…

‘In the next five years, I’d like us all to become saints’

For Archbishop Vigneron, ministry is like being a ‘holiness coach’ Detroit — On Jan. 28, 2009, the Archdiocese of Detroit received a new chief shepherd as His Excellency Allen H. Vigneron, a son of the local church, became Detroit’s archbishop. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the occasion, The Michigan Catholic sat down with Archbishop Vigneron…