Monthly Archives: September 2016

Synod members begin ‘final approach’

Meeting for first time, members begin ‘hard work’ of preparing for archdiocese-wide gathering Macomb — After months of meetings, dialogue gatherings, conferences and homilies, Synod 16 is starting to take shape. St. Isidore Parish in Macomb hosted the first of four regional gatherings of synod members Sept. 24, where approximately 120 of the synod’s nearly…

Author seeks to collect stories of life-changing pilgrimage experiences

Dearborn — It all started in Cana in Galilee, where Christine Panyard was on a pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan. Her group entered a restaurant, where Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM, the pilgrimage’s leader, instructed to pilgrims to look up to see “something interesting.” That “something interesting” was a full-size rattan motorcycle hanging overhead, which reminded…