Synod 16

Synod members see their role as ‘paving the way’ for others

Participants reflect on graces, experiences of historic synod on evangelization DETROIT — If past truly is prologue, then Synod 16 was history in the making. And while the synod’s members, facilitators, expert-advisers and staff were working on coming up with a new spiritual direction for the Archdiocese of Detroit, the moment’s historical impact was not lost…

Synod fires up faith in Detroit

Dozens of ideas debated, but at day’s end, impact should be ‘personal, not programmatic,’ archbishop says Mike Stechshulte and Dan Meloy | The Michigan Catholic DETROIT — It isn’t every day that hundreds of Catholics, led by their archbishop, can be seen marching down the sidewalk of a major American city. More often, Catholics can be found…

On Central Services, synod prioritizes healing wounded relationships

DETROIT — On Sunday, synod members gathered for a final time to discuss propositions related to Archdiocesan Central Services, or the “downtown headquarters” of the local Church. Archbishop Vigneron, in his introduction to the theme, told synod members he used to get a laugh at parishes when he would introduce himself by saying, “Hello, I’m…