Unleash the Gospel

Moving forward together as a band of joyful, missionary disciples

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

Editor’s Note: Over 20 issues, The Michigan Catholic is bringing you, in bite-sized chunks, Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel. Below is the 20th of 20 excerpts, taken from the letter’s sixth section, “Conclusion.” To read the rest of the letter — or to catch up on sections you’ve missed — visit www.unleashthegospel.org. “They…

Total evangelization means parishes have to go ‘all in’

Evangelization 1

Pastoral letter isn’t a program; it’s a culture shift, evangelization leaders say Detroit — It’s been 76 weeks since representatives from more than 220 parishes gathered at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel for Synod 16, the transformative archdiocesan-wide meeting that changed the course of the Church in southeast Michigan. The synod process ultimately led to…

Letter’s action steps followed prayerful discernment after Synod 16

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

Editor’s Note: Over 20 issues, The Michigan Catholic is bringing you, in bite-sized chunks, Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel. Below is the 19th of 20 excerpts, taken from the letter’s fifth section, “Propositions and Action Steps.” Because this section is lengthy, we are including only the Archbishop’s introduction to the section here. To…

Drawing close to the Lord and His mother

Devotion 3

Pastoral letter asks parishes to promote Eucharistic adoration, Marian devotions Sterling Heights — Jesus is alive and present in the Eucharist. This core belief nourishes Catholics to carry out the task of evangelization. And through the intercession of Christ’s mother, Mary, Catholics receive the spiritual assistance to go about the work of telling the world…

Calling upon the Advocate

Archbishop Allen Vigneron

Editor’s Note: Over 20 issues, The Michigan Catholic is bringing you, in bite-sized chunks, Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel. Below is the 18th of 20 excerpts, taken from the letter’s 10th guidepost, “Calling Upon the Advocate.” To read the whole letter — or to catch up on sections you’ve missed — visit www.unleashthegospel.org.…

Confirmation not a ‘graduation’ day; it’s a new beginning

Unleash the Gospel challenges parishes, archdiocese to re-examine sacramental prep DETROIT — “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Thousands of young Catholics will hear those words from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron or one of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s four auxiliary bishops in the coming weeks. Much like the first confirmation at Pentecost,…