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Transfiguration school building to be transformed into mixed-income housing

Redevelopment possible through City of Detroit, archdiocesan partnership DETROIT — From locker rooms to living rooms, changes are coming to the building that once housed Transfiguration Academy. In a first-of-its-kind redevelopment project between the City of Detroit and the Archdiocese of Detroit, the city is looking to transform the now-vacant Transfiguration School building, located at…

The witness of the blood

Imprisoned for decades, Albanian cardinal visits Michigan to offer living witness to brutal martyrdom of 20th century ROCHESTER HILLS — When a prelate is elevated to the College of Cardinals, the bright red color of his new vestments is meant to signify the cleric’s willingness to become a martyr for Christ, to “take up one’s…

Archbishop Vigneron speaks out on immigration, refugee policies at St. Patrick’s Day Mass

DETROIT During a Mass that celebrated the proud history of Irish Catholics in Detroit, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron addressed a very contemporary topic. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Mass at historic Most Holy Trinity Church in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, the historical bastion of Irish-Americans in Detroit, is mainstay for the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.…

Spend time with the Lord this Lent

Parishes across archdiocese offer plenty of opportunities for Eucharistic adoration DETROIT — With Lent under way, many Catholics begin the season of penance and reflection by setting tangible goals of what they can do to commemorate Jesus’ sacrifice. Traditionally, people give up a food item or try to break a nasty habit. But for others, it’s…