Archbishop Vigneron

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

Understanding the roots of the crisis

Archbishop Allen Vigneron

Editor’s Note: Over 20 issues, The Michigan Catholic is bringing you, in bite-sized chunks, Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel. Below is the fourth of 20 excerpts, taken from the letter’s third section, its “Catechetical Exposition.” To read the whole letter — or to catch up on sections you’ve missed — visit www.unleashthegospel.org.  …

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…

‘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…