Elizabeth Wong Barnstead

At Chrism Mass, archbishop exhorts faithful to fight the ‘noonday devil’

Catholics must bring Gospel’s joy to apathetic culture, chief shepherd says during powerful rallying cry for New Evangelization DETROIT — More than 160 priests, more than 60 deacons, seven bishops — including Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron and Cardinal Adam J. Maida — and numerous faithful packing the pews made for a very full house for…

A chorus for tomorrow

Festival passes heritage of sacred music to next generation Detroit — The sound of 273 children’s voices singing in the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament was nothing short of “heavenly” to Joe Balistreri, co-director of music at the cathedral. “It was extraordinarily beautiful,” said Balistreri of the March 19 Michigan Choral Festival and Mass…