Monthly Archives: June 2017

Community, civic leaders question arrests, ask leniency for ‘human lives’

Detroit — Members of the Chaldean-Christian community gathered in front of the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building on June 16 to protest more than 100 Iraqi-American immigrants being rounded up and detained by federal immigration authorities. Joined by U.S. Reps. Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak) and Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), members of the Chaldean community held up…

Something old, something new

Three women reveal face of ancient vocation, promise lives to Christ as consecrated virgins Detroit — Three brides in long, white dresses stood before the altar of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. There was not a single groom in sight. Like the 10 wise virgins from Matthew’s Gospel, each carried a…

Seminary neighborhood focus of massive volunteer cleanup blitz

Life Remodeled hopes to attract 12,000 volunteers to transform blight, improve lives Detroit — By changing a neighborhood, a project next month in Detroit hopes to change lives. Spearheaded by Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based nonprofit that has coordinated large-scale urban cleanup efforts since 2011, the neighborhood surrounding Sacred Heart Major Seminary is expected to receive…

Reading the roadmap: Synod members encouraged by Unleash the Gospel’s hopeful message

Detroit — It’s a letter well-worth the six-month wait. That’s the prevailing sentiment among members of Synod 16, who for months have patiently anticipated Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s answer to their work at the historic archdiocesan gathering last fall. Now that it’s here, the archbishop’s response — a 42-page pastoral letter titled “Unleash the Gospel”…