Monthly Archives: August 2012

Conference to explore Vatican II 50 years later

Tim Keenan | The Michigan Catholic DETROIT — On Oct. 11, 1962, 2,200 cardinals, archbishops and bishops solemnly processed into Rome’s majestic St. Peter’s Basilica for the opening ceremonies of the Second Vatican Council, convened by Pope John XXIII. When they filed out after the last session, presided over by Pope Paul VI, in 1965,…

Catholics nationwide singing local composer’s music at Mass

Norah Duncan’s ‘Unity Mass’ and ‘Holy Name of Jesus Gloria’ in use in churches across United States DETROIT — Everywhere Norah Duncan IV goes nowadays, he hears his own music. That’s because the “Unity Mass” and “Holy Name of Jesus Gloria” written by the Detroit-area composer, organist, choir director and music educator are being used…

September court date for Dearborn pastor

Dearborn — Fr. Peter Petroske, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Dearborn, is scheduled to appear in 19th District Court for a preliminary examination Sept. 13 before Judge Richard Wygonik on charges stemming from an incident Aug. 2. Fr. Petroske, 57, was placed on paid administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Detroit after being arrested that…

Santorum: We can win pro-life battle; ‘truth is on our side’

Former presidential candidate speaks at fundraiser for Clarkston pregnancy center SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Rick Santorum admitted as much. “I know I’m preaching to the choir,” he told an audience of about 400 persons Aug. 9 at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. The occasion was the second annual fundraising dinner for Birth Choice, a pregnancy…