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Vatican official ‘encouraged’ by Detroit’s response to immigrants

DETROIT — Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo’s mission to the United States is of the utmost importance to the Vatican: to be the pope’s ears on the ground. Visiting the Archdiocese of Detroit for the annual Holy Trinity Apostolate Lenten Symposium, Msgr. Figueiredo’s role in the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery of Integral Human Development…

Giving up to grow closer to God

Lenten fasting about more than just denial, local pastors say; it’s about fulfillment CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Every Lent, the same — sometimes tired — question is asked: “What are you giving up?” This year, The Michigan Catholic is inviting readers to participate in #LiveYourBestLent, going above and beyond the call of duty to make the 40…

Fixing smiles and touching souls

Free Catholic-sponsored dental clinics show ‘image of God in everyone’ by offering less fortunate access to care DETROIT — Every second Friday of the month, Tom Larabell walks into the basement of St. Leo Church on Grand River in Detroit, ready to meet smiling faces. The faces change week to week; there isn’t a whole lot…

Notre Dame organist graces cathedral with ‘emotional improvisations’

World-renowned musician Olivier Latry visits Detroit for solemn vespers with archbishop DETROIT — When you hear Olivier Latry talk about music, it’s inspiring. When you hear Olivier Latry play music, it’s breath-taking. Sponsored by the Cathedral Cultural Series and music-lovers in the Metro Detroit area, Latry, the organist of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris was in…

A canine’s mission from God

Tom Nogle | Special to The Michigan Catholic For the past seven years I’ve walked my dog, Bailey, some 3-4 miles almost every day within a two-mile radius of our suburban home. We often see children. Bailey consistently tries to avoid them, often crossing the street. If they do approach to pet her, she cowers as…