Statements

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

Archbishop Vigneron on the American Catholic Council »
Published Friday, Jun. 3, 2011

My dear brother priests and deacons,

As you may be aware, a group calling itself the American Catholic Council will be meeting at Cobo Hall on the weekend of June 11 and 12. Despite my attempts to engage in a dialogue with them about this planne

Archbishop Vigneron on the latest abuse study »
Published Wednesday, May. 18, 2011

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, adopted by the U.S. bishops in 2002, called for two studies on the issue of clergy sexual abuse in the United States. The John Jay College for Criminal Justice conducted both st

Declaraciones del Arzobispo de Detroit acera del mas reciente estudio sobre abuso sexual »
Published Wednesday, May. 18, 2011

La "Carta para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes", aprobada por los obispos de los E.E.U.U. en el año 2002, solicitó dos estudios sobre el tema del abuso sexual por parte del clero en los Estados Unidos. El colegio de

Archbishop Vigneron on the Death of Osama bin Laden »
Published Monday, May. 2, 2011

The death of any human being is always a sobering event, an occasion to take stock of how God asks us to spend our lives. The death of Osama bin Laden is a reminder to people of all faiths in the Detroit Metropolitan area to work with renewed vigor, in

Hanchon and Byrnes appiointed bishops »
Published Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At noon today in Rome, the Holy See announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Donald Hanchon and Father Michael Byrnes Auxiliary Bishops here in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Their nomination to th