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Homily on the Election of Pope Francis »
Published Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

The following is an excerpt of Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s homily at the Mass to Celebrate the Election of Pope Francis on the evening of Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The entire homily can be heard at the audio link.

Homily at the Orchard Lake Shrine Chapel Anniversary »
Published Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

The following are excerpts from Archbishop Vigneron’s homily at a Mass at the Orchard Lake School’s Shrine Chapel on March 3, 2013, to mark the chapel’s 50th anniversary. The entire homily can be heard at the audio link.

Message from Archbishop Vigneron »
Published Monday, Mar. 18, 2013

Embrace anew, along with Pope Francis, our mission of proclaiming the power of the cross.

Archbishop Vigneron on the Election of Pope Francis »
Published Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron made the following remark following the introduction of Pope Francis this afternoon.

Letter to the Faithful »
Published Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

In this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI has given Christ’s faithful the opportunity to obtain a special plenary indulgence. Through the wisdom of age, the Church has come to see that extraordinary acts of faith, in turn, bring about extraordinary grace.

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: