Mike Stechschulte

Archbishop, priests commemorate Jesus’ service on Holy Thursday as sacred Triduum begins

Mass of the Lord’s Supper observes Jesus’ command to ‘love one another,’ Fr. Gonyeau says DETROIT — As priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit knelt down to wash the feet of their parishioners on Holy Thursday night, the Church in Detroit commemorated the start of Jesus’ passion in the same way the savior himself did:…

Symposium speakers stress importance of faith to a strong family life

STERLING HEIGHTS — The family that prays together stays together. That may be true, but the family that says “please,” “thank you” and “excuse me” not only stays together, but also has found the secret to a happy and healthy life, says Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick. The retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., was one of several…

The witness of the blood

Imprisoned for decades, Albanian cardinal visits Michigan to offer living witness to brutal martyrdom of 20th century ROCHESTER HILLS — When a prelate is elevated to the College of Cardinals, the bright red color of his new vestments is meant to signify the cleric’s willingness to become a martyr for Christ, to “take up one’s…

Archbishop: Synod endorsed making evangelization ‘basic priority’ for archdiocese

Synod members gather to hear update, share stories of witness ahead of Pentecost DETROIT — Addressing members of Synod 16 for the first time since the closing Mass in November, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said he’s working hard to ensure no stone of the historic archdiocesan-wide gathering goes unturned in the months ahead. “As I think…

On Ash Wednesday, archbishop urges Catholics to ‘put Christ first’ during Lent

Chief shepherd celebrates Mass to kick off 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving DETROIT — Calling on Catholics to place themselves at the service of the Gospel and one another during Lent, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron offered the imposition of ashes to the faithful during an Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Aloysius Church in…