News Releases

Regarding Rev Robert Witkowski »
Published Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
Fr. Robert Witkowski, 83, a senior (retired) priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, has been restricted from any public ministry due to credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors.
Archdiocese of Detroit Offers Update on Michigan Attorney General Investigation »
Published Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
The Archdiocese of Detroit cooperated fully with law enforcement officials executing a search warrant for clergy files today, as part of the Attorney General investigation into the handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations in Michigan’s seven Catholic dioceses.
Archdiocese welcomes Attorney General investigation into 7 Michigan Catholic dioceses »
Published Friday, Sep. 21, 2018
The Archdiocese of Detroit welcomes the Attorney General's investigation and is prepared to fully cooperate. We have worked closely with authorities from all six counties within our archdiocese since 2002, when we shared past case files involving clergy misconduct and committed to turning over all new allegations regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred. The Attorney General investigation is the next phase of our commitment to transparency and healing.
Archbishop Vignerons response to USCCB statement on actions addressing clergy sexual abuse »
Published Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018

The Communications Department of the Archdiocese of Detroit shares Archbishop Vigneron’s message in support of planned actions by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops addressing clergy sexual abuse and bishop accountability.<

Open letter from the Honorable Michael J. Talbot, Chair of the Archdiocesan Review Board, on the processing of sexual abuse complaints »
Published Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

With the hope of healing for those who have been abused by members of the clergy – and in response to questions from the faithful – the Department of Communications shares an open letter from the Honorable Michael J. Talbot, Chair of th

Reverend Walter Ptak »
Published Monday, Sep. 3, 2018
Reverend Walter Ptak appointed Administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Dearborn Heights, effective August 27, 2018.  
Reverend Edwin Balazy »
Published Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018
Reverend Edwin Balazy granted Senior Priest Status effective August 27, 2018.  
Reverend David Bechill »
Published Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018
Reverend David Bechill appointed Administrator of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Lincoln Park, effective October 1, 2018.  
Archbishop Vigneron's response to statement from Archbishop Viganò »
Published Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
The Communications Department of the Archdiocese of Detroit shares Archbishop Vigneron’s counsel "in the midst of this hour of difficulty” resulting from claims made by the former Vatican ambassador to the United States.  
Archbishop Vigneron on Recent News Concerning Clergy Sexual Abuse »
Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

In response to a letter from Pope Francis concerning sexual abuse of children in the Church, Archbishop of Detroit Allen H. Vigneron on Monday, August 20 issued a message to the faithful urging all to read and reflect on the Holy Father’s words.