Monthly Archives: February 2012

Q&A: Are Anglican clergy validly ordained?

By Father Kenneth Doyle | Catholic News Service Q. I would like to know about the process of bringing Anglican clergy into the Catholic priesthood. Does it involve a ceremony of ordination that confers the power of consecrating the Eucharist, or do they already possess this power? I always thought that, because some Catholic bishops…

Bishops reject HHS mandate ‘compromise’

Lawsuits, legislation in works to stop Obama administration’s contraceptives rule Detroit — A change that theoretically shifts the cost of contraceptive coverage from Catholic institutions to insurance companies still violates religious liberty and is unacceptable, many Catholic leaders and others say. The Obama administration’s policy has prompted lawsuits from the Michigan attorney general, the EWTN…

Rainbow brings out faith, fun for teens

30th annual CYO conference draws 1,400 youths from across archdiocese Detroit — More than 1,400 teenagers from across the Archdiocese of Detroit descended on the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center for two days of faith, fellowship and fun Feb. 11-12. Participants in the Catholic Youth Organization’s Rainbow XXX conference took part in general sessions led by…

Msgr. Lajiness named rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Detroit— Archbishop Allen Vigneron announced Feb. 13 the appointment of Msgr. Todd Lajiness as the new rector/president of Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Msgr. Lajiness, who has served as Sacred Heart’s dean of studies since 2003 and is a weekend assistant at Holy Family Parish in Novi, will succeed Msgr. Jeffrey Monforton as rector effective…