Statements

Letter from Archbishop Vigneron on Health Care Mandate »
Published Friday, May. 25, 2012

Dear Friends in Christ:

A lawsuit was filed in federal court on Monday, May 21, by the Michigan Catholic Conference in an attempt to prevent the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing what has come to be known as the health

Archbishop Vigneron on Same Sex Marriage »
Published Thursday, May. 10, 2012

On May 9, 2012, President Barack Obama stated his belief that same-sex couples should be able to get married. Having previously stated his opposition to the insurance mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its serious t

Response to HHS Mandate »
Published Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that forces all private health plans to provide coverage of sterilization and contraceptives—including abortion-inducing drugs—calls for an immediate response.

As a com

Regarding HHS Ruling »
Published Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I write to you concerning an alarming and serious threat to religious liberty in the United States. Under the First Amendment to the Constitution, we should be left free to love God according to our consci

Together in Faith: Forward in Hope to Share Christ »
Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

"Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel." (Mark 16:15)

Our crucified and risen Lord Jesus spoke these words to His apostles just before His ascension, entrusting to them the mission of making known the Good News of our salvation to all people. We also find in these words, which do not merely echo down through the ages but are spoken by Jesus directly to us today, the mission Our Lord is giving us to accomplish.

Ad Limina Letter »
Published Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

In a little more than a week's time, along with the other bishops of Michigan and Ohio, I will be on my way for our "Ad limina" Visit – the pilgrimage to Rome required of all diocesan bishops at least e

All Saints and All Souls Days »
Published Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

"The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.  They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us utter destruction.  But they

Statement on Eleanor Josaitis »
Published Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011

Last week, as Eleanor Josaitis lay ill, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron offered these thoughts about the Focus: HOPE co-founder…

Welcoming the Stranger »
Published Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011

The Free Press' July 31 article "Faces of the Immigration Crackdown" should open the eyes of those who are passionate about upholding the dignity of a

New Councils Handbook »
Published Friday, Jul. 1, 2011

Dear Pastor and Parish Council Member,

I am pleased to provide you with this comprehensive, updated resource to assist you in leading and caring for your parish. The Parish, Vicariate and Archdiocesan Councils Handbook reflect