Joe Kohn

Leaving the homes, taking the history

Archdiocesan employees appreciate history, memories of the soon-to-be-vacated Chancery, Gabriel Richard buildings Detroit — The employees of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Central Service — the “downtown headquarters” of the local Church — for some 20 months have been preparing to leave their office buildings and settle into a new chancery building in Detroit’s capitol park. But it’s…

Archdiocesan headquarters move on track for November

Detroit — In the chancery on Washington Boulevard downtown, archdiocesan employees are dropping by the human resources area to check out new workstations, ergonomic office chairs, and colored fabric swatches. Meanwhile, a block away in Capitol Park, a team of construction workers saw, drill, wire, and install ventilation in what, come November, will be the…

A decade as our shepherd

Cd. Szoka’s decisions strengthened Church of Detroit—and still do DETROIT — It was 1981, a time of adjustment for the Church of Detroit. There was a new pope. The Archdiocese of Detroit was showing signs of financial struggles. And, after 22 years of leading the Archdiocese of Detroit, Cardinal John Dearden—the man who so well…