Monthly Archives: January 2012

Abp. Vigneron, U.S. bishops decry federal health care mandate

Detroit — Archbishop Allen Vigneron, joining in spirit with the U.S. Conference for Catholic Bishops, last week denounced a decision by theU.S.Department of Health and Human Services not to revise a religious exemption to the requirement that all health plans cover contraceptives and sterilization free of charge. Dilemma The mandate from the U.S. Department of…

Archbishop to students: Work to be counted among Christ’s family

DETROIT — Drawing on the day’s Gospel message, Archbishop Allen Vigneron on Jan. 24 told a capacity congregation made up mostly of students from Catholic schools they should try to live so that Jesus will acknowledge them as His brothers and sisters. Referring to the reading of St. Mark 3:31-35, in which Christ concludes by…

Celebrating King

By Stephen Sharpe | The Michigan Catholic  Detroit area Catholic community pays tribute to the prominent civil rights figure with prayers, marches and service  Detroit— “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty we are free at last!” The words rang out through rows of houses behind Gesu Elementary School, where the student body…