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Archbishop, priests commemorate Jesus’ service on Holy Thursday as sacred Triduum begins

Mass of the Lord’s Supper observes Jesus’ command to ‘love one another,’ Fr. Gonyeau says DETROIT — As priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit knelt down to wash the feet of their parishioners on Holy Thursday night, the Church in Detroit commemorated the start of Jesus’ passion in the same way the savior himself did:…

Oil and water go together in Gospel message, Archbishop Vigneron says at Chrism Mass

Detroit– Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron applied Gospel truth to folk wisdom. “There is a folk saying which has some truth; oil and water don’t mix,” Archbishop Vigneron said during his homily at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. “The liturgy gives the lie to that. As I read the text…

Archbishop asks Catholics ‘don’t hold back’ in proclaiming Jesus the Messiah this Holy Week

Detroit–Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron challenged the faithful not to be hesitant in proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah this Holy Week, to be willing witnesses. During his Palm Sunday homily, Archbishop Vigneron explained what it means to cry out “Hosanna,” comparing the procession people made into the cathedral this Sunday with procession Jesus made when entering…

God speaking through Scripture

My husband had a heart attack last fall. He spent a very difficult six weeks with hopeful periods followed by major setbacks. Things were not going well. I still watched my 5-year old grandson on Wednesdays. On the Wednesday before he died, I was at morning Mass with my grandson. I was feeling abandoned by…