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

Lenten Message 2011 »
Published Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Where this message "comes from"

Lent is always about "getting back to basics." It is the "acceptable time" our heavenly Father offers to his people year after year so that we – he and us together

Vigneron on Beatification of Pope John Paul II »
Published Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

The late Pope John Paul II is now a major step closer to sainthood following the approval of a decree attributing a miracle to him. Pope Benedict XI will preside over his predecessor's beatification ceremony on May 1 at the Vatican. "The news," Archbis

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Vigneron »
Published Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron offers the following Christmas message to the faithful of Metro Detroit. The archbishop will celebrate Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. A