Monthly Archives: September 2013

Archbishop Hebda ‘truly thrilled’ at N.J. appointment, but feels ‘sadness’ at leaving Gaylord

Catholic News Service Washington — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Bernard A. Hebda of Gaylord, 54, to be coadjutor archbishop of Newark, N.J. As coadjutor, he would automatically succeed Newark Archbishop John J. Myers, 72, upon his retirement or death. Canon law requires bishops to turn in their resignation to the pope at age 75.…

American House Choir inspires young and old with heartfelt performances

Metro Detroit — It began as a life enrichment program at American House Senior Living Communities in Michigan, but this choir has blossomed into a local musical sensation. The idea for the American House Choir was sparked in March 2012 when residents at the American House Village location in Rochester Hills were asked what the…

Through good times and bad, grandparents are there for their grandchildren

Metro Detroit — Whenever Margaret Atkinson says goodbye to her grandchildren, she whispers in their ears “Jesus loves you.” Likewise, when she and her husband, Michael, write a birthday card for one of their 18 grandchildren, they always sign with “Jesus loves you and so do Grandma and Grandpa.” “I never had a grandmother,” says…