Unleash the Gospel

Encounter, Grow, Witness: Our new paradigm

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 17th of 20 excerpts, taken from the letter’s ninth guidepost, “Encounter, Grow, Witness.” To read the whole letter — or to catch up on sections you’ve missed — visit www.unleashthegospel.org. “Those…

Equipping the evangelizers to carry out the Great Commission

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Seminary, Chancery discern how to revamp lay formation in light of ‘Unleash the Gospel’ DETROIT — Ever since Mary Magdalene found the empty tomb, the message of Jesus’ resurrection and the promise of eternal life has been spread by everyday people. In the tradition of the fishermen of Galilee who followed Jesus, evangelization has seen…

Our joy makes the Gospel attractive to others

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 16th of 20 excerpts, taken from the letter’s eighth guidepost, “Attraction.” To read the whole letter — or to catch up on sections you’ve missed — visit www.unleashthegospel.org. “The kingdom of…

Successful Catholic athletics is winning souls, then trophies

Athletic directors, coaches called to prioritize evangelization in sports programs PLYMOUTH — It was about three years ago when Scott Bobin received a stern directive from his pastor. “Everything at this parish and school has to be about the mission of bringing people closer to God. And if it doesn’t do that, then we’re not…

Families offer a powerful witness to the Gospel

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 15th of 20 excerpts, taken from the letter’s seventh guidepost, “Families.” To read the whole letter — or to catch up on sections you’ve missed — visit www.unleashthegospel.org. “These words that…

Holy families: Parents set example of faith for kids

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ROYAL OAK — If Unleash the Gospel is intended to reinvigorate the Church, then it must start with the domestic church — more commonly known as the family. In Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s pastoral letter, high importance is placed on strengthening Catholic families in southeast Michigan, specifically urging families to reclaim their identity as Catholics,…