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What we’ve accomplished, and what still lies ahead

Paul A. Long

One of the most beautiful aspects of Catholic social teaching, as we see from Pope Francis’ loving example, is a core desire to serve others. This desire means truly being with and supporting individuals throughout their lives. During the 2013-14 legislative session, Michigan Catholic Conference staff worked on a number of policies that reflected the…

The joy of God’s love conquers fear

Recently, as I was teaching my sixth-grade religion class about Our Lady, I was smiling in excitement about what we were discussing. To one student’s comment about how much I was smiling, another child responded, “She’s a Sister. Sisters are supposed to be always smiling!” What a beautiful expectation! But shouldn’t this be true for…

Simple Gospel message leads Detroit-area Catholics to personal relationship with Jesus

Alpha Courses at Metro Detroit Parishes . Holy Redeemer, Detroit Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth Township Sacred Heart, Dearborn St. Anastasia, Troy St. Clare of Montefalco, Grosse Pointe Park St. Constance, Taylor St. Edith, Livonia St. Francis-St. Maximilian Kolbe, Ray Township St. Gabriel, Detroit St. Isaac Jogues, St. Clair Shores St. Joseph, Lake Orion…