Monthly Archives: March 2017

Global peace, security demand an end to nuclear weapons, pope tells U.N.

VATICAN CITY — Today’s threats to global peace and security must be countered through dialogue and development, not nuclear weapons, Pope Francis told the United Nations. “How sustainable is a stability based on fear, when it actually increases fear and undermines relationships of trust between peoples,” the pope asked in a letter sent to a…

Vatican official ‘encouraged’ by Detroit’s response to immigrants

DETROIT — Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo’s mission to the United States is of the utmost importance to the Vatican: to be the pope’s ears on the ground. Visiting the Archdiocese of Detroit for the annual Holy Trinity Apostolate Lenten Symposium, Msgr. Figueiredo’s role in the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery of Integral Human Development…

Giving up to grow closer to God

Lenten fasting about more than just denial, local pastors say; it’s about fulfillment CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Every Lent, the same — sometimes tired — question is asked: “What are you giving up?” This year, The Michigan Catholic is inviting readers to participate in #LiveYourBestLent, going above and beyond the call of duty to make the 40…

Fixing smiles and touching souls

Free Catholic-sponsored dental clinics show ‘image of God in everyone’ by offering less fortunate access to care DETROIT — Every second Friday of the month, Tom Larabell walks into the basement of St. Leo Church on Grand River in Detroit, ready to meet smiling faces. The faces change week to week; there isn’t a whole lot…

Notre Dame organist graces cathedral with ‘emotional improvisations’

World-renowned musician Olivier Latry visits Detroit for solemn vespers with archbishop DETROIT — When you hear Olivier Latry talk about music, it’s inspiring. When you hear Olivier Latry play music, it’s breath-taking. Sponsored by the Cathedral Cultural Series and music-lovers in the Metro Detroit area, Latry, the organist of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris was in…