Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bishops-designate Fisher and Battersby ‘shocked,’ humbled by appointments

Archbishop Vigneron says he’s ‘always been impressed’ by Detroit’s new auxiliary bishops DETROIT — On the day before Thanksgiving, Pope Francis has given the Archdiocese of Detroit two very good reasons to be thankful. Less than a month after the archdiocese found out it would be losing one of its auxiliary bishops, the Vatican announced…

Synod members see their role as ‘paving the way’ for others

Participants reflect on graces, experiences of historic synod on evangelization DETROIT — If past truly is prologue, then Synod 16 was history in the making. And while the synod’s members, facilitators, expert-advisers and staff were working on coming up with a new spiritual direction for the Archdiocese of Detroit, the moment’s historical impact was not lost…

Synod fires up faith in Detroit

Dozens of ideas debated, but at day’s end, impact should be ‘personal, not programmatic,’ archbishop says Mike Stechshulte and Dan Meloy | The Michigan Catholic DETROIT — It isn’t every day that hundreds of Catholics, led by their archbishop, can be seen marching down the sidewalk of a major American city. More often, Catholics can be found…

When do people return to the Church? At Shrine, it’s on Wednesdays

Weekly prayer gatherings have drawn back non-practicing Catholics, enticed others to join RCIA ROYAL OAK — On any given Wednesday evening at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, a team of smiling volunteers prepares for their guests. They fill tables with neatly arranged food and refreshments and say hello to people…