Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dolan: U.S. church had ‘highest respect, deepest affection’ for nuncio

Catholic News Service Washington — Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States since early 2006, “enjoyed the highest respect and deepest affection” of the U.S. bishops and the nation’s Catholics, said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Sambi, 73, died July 27 at…

Archbishop: LDP a concern for archdiocesan finances, being addressed

Detroit — Part of the financial problems of the Archdiocese of Detroit stem from overdue and uncollectible loans to its Loan Deposit Program, Archbishop Allen Vigneron disclosed earlier this week. The Loan Deposit Program, known as the LDP, is a cooperative savings, investment, and lending program into which Catholic parishes, schools and other institutions make…

Who was St. Anne?

Detroit — St. Anne is revered as the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of Christ, and was officially recognized this spring as patroness of the Archdiocese of Detroit by the Vatican. She had already been long considered the patron saint of Detroit by many, the very first parish, Ste. Anne de Detroit,…