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Ash Wednesday Homily »
Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron delivers the homily for the Ash Wednesday mass on February 13, 2013 at St. Aloysius Church, Detroit.

Archbishop Vigneron reacts to Pope Benedicts resignation »
Published Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron was named archbishop of the Detroit Archdiocese on Jan. 5, 2009, succeeding Cardinal Adam Maida. He issued the following remarks on Pope Benedict XVI’s announced resignation.

Dying and Rising with Christ: A Pastoral Message »
Published Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
In his pastoral letter, “In Union with Christ’s Dying and Rising: Our Catholic Funeral Rites as a Sharing in the Paschal Mystery,” Archbishop Vigneron offers an understanding of Catholic funeral rites – which, he points out, are about salvation and “are essential to the life of faith, hope and charity to which God the Father calls us.”
Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron comments on the life of Bishop Moses B. Anderson, SSE »
Published Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013
Archbishop Vigneron, who has been serving as Archbishop of Detroit since 2009, served alongside Bishop Anderson as an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese from 1996 until 2003.
Regarding the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. »
Published Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

The Archdiocese of Detroit Communications Department relays the following comment from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, in response to the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School:

Where can we 'make room' for Christ in our lives »
Published Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Dear Friends in Christ,

“[Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Lk. 2:7).

Message from Archbishop Allen Vigneron on Advent »
Published Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

There are lots of ways to prepare for Christmas: cards to be written, travel reservations to be made, gifts to be purchased, decorations to be hung, favorite foods to be cooked or baked — just to name some of the more significant examples. But we Catholics have our own very particular way to prepare. We call it “Advent,” and I ask you, please, amid everything else, don’t neglect it.

Remembering Bishop Cooney »
Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Archbishop Vigneron made this statement upon the death of Bishop Patrick R. Cooney, the Detroit native who served as bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord from 1990 until 2009.

Fortnight for Freedom Homily »
Published Sunday, Jun. 24, 2012

Before I begin my preaching, I want to say how grateful

Fortnight for Freedom »
Published Friday, Jun. 8, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

As both Catholics and Americans, we have enjoyed a freedom to live our faith that, in many parts of the world, sadly does not exist. As we approach the anniversary of American Independence this year, my brot