Statements

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

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.