Monthly Archives: January 2014

‘In the next five years, I’d like us all to become saints’

For Archbishop Vigneron, ministry is like being a ‘holiness coach’ Detroit — On Jan. 28, 2009, the Archdiocese of Detroit received a new chief shepherd as His Excellency Allen H. Vigneron, a son of the local church, became Detroit’s archbishop. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the occasion, The Michigan Catholic sat down with Archbishop Vigneron…

‘Because teenagers prayed’

Catholic Central embraces deep faith despite unthinkable tragedies Novi — One week before Detroit Catholic Central student David Widzinski unexpectedly passed away, he wrote a note to classmate Timothy Fitzpatrick, who was suffering from a rare spinal cord disease. “The fact you are fighting for your life is inspiring: When times are hard, your CC…

Abp. Vigneron to lead pilgrimage to North American ‘mother parish’

Detroit — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron will lead a Marian pilgrimage to Montreal and Quebec, Canada, this summer in celebration of the 350th anniversary jubilee of the historic parish of Notre-Dame de Quebec, considered the “mother parish” of all other Canadian and U.S. parishes. The pilgrimage, Aug. 13-17, will include stops at the Basilica of…