Synod 16

Reading the roadmap: Synod members encouraged by Unleash the Gospel’s hopeful message

Detroit — It’s a letter well-worth the six-month wait. That’s the prevailing sentiment among members of Synod 16, who for months have patiently anticipated Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s answer to their work at the historic archdiocesan gathering last fall. Now that it’s here, the archbishop’s response — a 42-page pastoral letter titled “Unleash the Gospel”…

‘Pray for boldness,’ archbishop implores faithful at Pentecost vigil

Archbishop Vigneron lays out roadmap for future of Archdiocese of Detroit, calling on laity, clergy and families to be courageous witnesses to Christ Detroit — From the scattered languages of the tower of Babel to the apostles speaking in tongues at the first Pentecost, the methods of communication have varied over the years. The message…

Archdiocese’s new coat of arms a visual reminder of Church’s mission

Redesigned crest to replace historic 1937 archdiocesan seal DETROIT — It’s undeniably part of the history of the Archdiocese of Detroit, but it’s hard to tell a story with a pair of antlers and three mythological birds. With the archdiocese’s new coat of arms, unveiled Saturday night during the Vigil Mass of Pentecost at the…

Archbishop Vigneron releases post-synod pastoral letter, ‘Unleash the Gospel’

Evangelizing focus represents ‘tectonic shift’ for local Church, archbishop says in interview DETROIT — In a landmark letter released on the Vigil of Pentecost, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron challenges each person, parish and institution in the Archdiocese of Detroit to undergo a “missionary conversion” geared toward “making one’s relationship with Jesus and alignment with his…

Pastoral letter’s action steps challenge Church to step out in faith

‘Unleash the Gospel’ offers specific charges for individuals, clergy, parishes and Central Services DETROIT — Of the many topics and propositions that were discussed at the archdiocesan Synod 16, one could pull on any number of threads related to the overall life of the Church. Read the letter The full text of Archbishop Allen H.…