Yearly Archives: 2011

Life is a Gift

Conference to tackle euthanasia, same-sex attraction DETROIT — Seven years ago, Bobby Schindler’s life changed as he watched his sister fight for hers. Terri Schiavo had suffered severe brain damage several years earlier after entering cardiac arrest in her St. Petersburg, Fla., home, but that wasn’t what was threatening to take her life. According to…

Bishops to visit pope, offer ‘spiritual bouquet’ from area’s Catholics

DETROIT — In early February, Archbishop Allen Vigneron and his four auxiliary bishops will have an audience with the pope, and they’re bringing the entire archdiocese with them. Archbishop Vigneron will make his first ad limina visit to Rome as shepherd of the Archdiocese of Detroit from Feb. 1-6. The pilgrimage, taken approximately every five…

Detroit archdiocese to have St. Andrew Kim, Bl. John Paul II parishes

Detroit — A merger of two Detroit parishes and one Hamtramck parish will result in Detroit’s first parish named for the late pontiff, Blessed John Paul II. In a decree also issued Dec. 17, Archbishop Vigneron granted that Transfiguration-Our Lady Help of Christians Parish and St. Louis the King Parish in Detroit, and St. Ladislaus…

Bp. Anderson given honorary doctorate from Saint Xavier University

Detroit — During a winter commencement ceremony, Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Moses Anderson this month received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Bishop Anderson, who retired from active ministry in 2004, was honored for his work with civil rights both during and before his episcopacy in Detroit. The university noted…