Editorial & Opinion

Elections — and your vote — matter

Paul A. Long

Two important dates are quickly approaching this summer. Monday, July 9, is the last day individuals can register to vote prior to the Michigan primary election, which will take place Tuesday, Aug. 7. Why are these dates significant? Because voting matters. Elections have the potential to transform the institutions and issues people care about, including…

With God’s help, Detroit will indeed ‘rise from the ashes’

Illuminating the dusk-born sky, with Ste. Anne de Detroit Church standing sentinel in the background, the message was triumphantly projected on the side of the Michigan Central Depot: “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.” The famous motto of the city of Detroit, penned by spiritual and civic giant Fr. Gabriel Richard after the great fire of 1805…