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Archbishop charges five new priests to be ‘colonizers’ for the kingdom

Fr. Paul Graney, left, and Fr. Dominic Macioce process with their classmates out of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament after being ordained priests May 14 by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron.


Photos by Tim Fuller | Special to The Michigan Catholic

Families of newly ordained relish sons’ gift of priesthood Detroit — Amidst the triumphal sounds of Gustav Holst’s “O God, Beyond All Praising,” five men entered the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament as deacons May 14 and exited as priests. Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron ordained Fr. Paul Graney, Fr. Dominic Macioce, Fr. Kevin Roelant,…

Changing Lives Together hits $120 million mark

Detroit — Five years ago, the Changing Lives Together capital campaign was launched to strengthen parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit. The bold, ambitious campaign announced by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron was intended to “identify the resources we need to for (the archdiocese’s) mission.” Four years and $120 million later, Changing Lives Together has done…

U of M, Catholic health systems to collaborate

Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan Health System has joined with Together Health Network as a referral provider for complex quaternary health care services, the health systems announced. Quaternary care services are highly specialized services such as transplant services, specialized pediatric care or certain cancer clinical trial services. Together Health Network formed in 2014…

Syrian mystic to speak at two area Melkite churches

Reported stigmatist and visionary will promote message of unity among Catholics, Orthodox Warren — Catholic and Orthodox Christians in southeast Michigan will have the opportunity to hear a message of hope, love and unity from a woman who’s described personal encounters with Mary, the Mother of God. Myrna Nazzour, a mystic from Damascus, Syria, who’s…