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Catching the spirit: Parishes turning ‘Pokemon’ into prayers

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St. Anastasia pastor prays with players visiting church for smartphone game TROY — Two gyms, three Pokestops, one Jesus: St. Anastasia Parish in Troy has it all. The interactive smartphone game “Pokemon GO,” which involves using GPS locations to track down and “capture” digital creatures that appear on a player’s phone, has taken the country…

‘Christ in the Streets’ prompts adoration, wonder and amazement in Royal Oak

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Apostolate carries Eucharist through neighborhoods and city square, followed by 600 men ROYAL OAK — The sound of a walkie-talkie crackling, the voice from the other end reported on the situation half a mile away: “I think the procession is getting longer,” he said. From the beginning, it was difficult to see where the throng…

Dialogue gatherings completed, synod themes shaping into view

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More than 11K responses received from parishioners, others across archdiocese   DETROIT— What, specifically, will be discussed during Synod 2016, no one yet knows — not even the archbishop himself. But thanks to the participation of thousands of people in 240 parish dialogue gatherings held throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit from March through June, the…

Teaching, sanctifying and governing: Detroit bishops mark jubilees

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Cardinal Maida and Bishop Gumbleton celebrate 60 years of priesthood, Bishop Reiss celebrates 50 In addition to the priests, religious and deacons whose jubilees are celebrated in the pages that follow, this year, three bishops of the Archdiocese of Detroit are also celebrating milestone anniversaries of their priestly ordination. Cardinal Adam J. Maida, archbishop emeritus…