Archbishop Vigneron

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

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…

Archbishop Vigneron: Where can we ‘make room’ for Christ in our lives?

Dear Friends in Christ, “[Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Lk. 2:7). In considering what I’d say in this Christmas message to you, my thoughts kept coming back to this passage from…