They need your help at Loyola High and St. Vincent de Paul

Loyola students carry and sort donations for the CHSL’s Champions of Charity drive and resource closet at the Detroit school.

“The needs are real.” That’s Sheila Nittmann’s assessment of the challenges facing the inner-city kids attending Loyola High School on Detroit’s near northwest side. She’s the  Resource Closet coordinator at the Jesuit-sponsored all-boys school, responsible for making sure every one of the 145 students meets the criteria of the “no excuses accepted” dress code. “We…

Beverly Hills parish completes total overhaul of worship space

The worship space of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Beverly Hills is seen with new pews, flooring, baptismal font and more after the parish’s successful Changing Lives Together campaign.

BEVERLY HILLS — With Bishop Michael Byrnes presiding, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Beverly Hills celebrated the rededication of its church Sept. 11 following improvement projects funded by the Changing Lives Together campaign. The parish not only met its campaign goal, but nearly doubled it, raising more than $1.7 million in pledges and…

Year of Mercy pilgrimage to show fruits of Changing Lives Together in action


DETROIT — Thousands of Catholics already have seen benefits of the Changing Lives Together capital initiative in their parishes — often recognized in building improvements, added religious education programs, or simply the peace of mind of having paid down parish debt. But the spiritual benefits of Changing Lives Together still are coming. On Sept. 17,…