Monthly Archives: March 2012

Third wave of $135M capital campaign includes 43 parishes

Detroit— Archbishop Allen Vigneron urged parishes in the third wave of the Changing Lives Together capital campaign to pursue their goals in ways that also build up their parishes in non-financial ways. Church-goers should use the opportunity to make contact with parishioners they haven’t seen in a while and seek to identify a new generation…

Msgr. Rice leaving paper after 13 years

Detroit — When Msgr. Thomas G. Rice gave the OK to send this issue of The Michigan Catholic to the printer Tuesday afternoon, he also brought to a close his 13-year tenure as the newspaper’s editor-in-chief/associate publisher. Under his leadership, the newspaper covered the life of the Church, both locally and in the wider world,…

Michigan Catholic editors through the years

Detroit — Msgr. Thomas G. Rice can now be added to the roster of former editors of The Michigan Catholic stretching back 140 years. The newspaper dates its founding to September 1872, when J.D. Finnegan began publishing The Western Home Journal (remember: Michigan was still considered part of “the West” in those days). William E.…