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Archbishop renews call to pray for peace in Iraq »
Published Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

As Christians in Iraq face new  and escalating violence and still more grave threats of violence, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron today issued anew his call for Catholics in metro Detroit to pray for peace. The archbishop made the following statement on June 12, 2014:

“The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Detroit offers its ardent prayers for all those suffering the effects of violence in Iraq, including those Christians being persecuted for their faith. With a unified voice we pray that the power of good may overcome the threat of evil. May Saint Mary, the Mother of God, intercede for our brothers and sisters in Iraq, and offer a model of peace for all people.” 

Archbishop Vigneron, who in 2010 was part of the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, has forged close ties with the Chaldean community in the Archdiocese of Detroit. In the fall of 2013, the Archbishop hosted a prayer service at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit for the intention of Christians in the Middle East. This summer, he concelebrated the episcopal ordination of Bishop Francis Kalabat, the head of the Southfield-based Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle.

Pope Francis Meets with Abuse Victims »
Published Monday, Jul. 7, 2014

Asking for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that "despicable actions" caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been "camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained."

The Michigan Catholic wins two national Catholic press awards »
Published Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

The Michigan Catholic, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Detroit, has been awarded two honors by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

Reverend Thomas Puzio granted senior priest status, effective June 30 »
Published Monday, Jun. 16, 2014
Reverend Thomas Puzio, granted senior priest status, effective June 30, 2014. Father Puzio has been serving as associate pastor at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Detroit.
Archbishop urges prayers for peace in Iraq »
Published Friday, Jun. 13, 2014

In light of escalating violence and threats against Christians in Iraq, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron is urging Catholics in metro Detroit to pray for peace. The Archbishop made the following statement:

“The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Detroit offers its ardent prayers for all those suffering the effects of violence in Iraq, including those Christians being persecuted for their faith. With a unified voice we pray that the power of good may overcome the threat of evil. May Saint Mary, the Mother of God, intercede for our brothers and sisters in Iraq, and offer a model of peace for all people.”

Archbishop Vigneron, who in 2010 attended the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, tomorrow will be a principal co-consecrator at the ordination of Bishop-elect Frank Kalabat as he becomes the new bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle, which includes the growing Chaldean Catholic community in metro Detroit and the entire eastern United States. The ordination is at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, at Mother of God Chaldean Church, 25585 Berg Road in Southfield, MI.

Death Notices

Rev Edmund Donald Muir Death Notice »
Died Saturday, Jul. 12, 2014

Visitation will take place at St. Clement Catholic Church, 5275 Kenilworth in Dearborn on Wednesday, July 16 from 2 - 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m.

Father Muir will lie in repose on Thursday, July 17 at St. Clement Parish from 10:30 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Father Muir was predeceased by his parents Ellen and Cecil Muir; brother James; sisters-in-law Shirley and Grace. He is survived by his brother Donald; sister Betty (Kenneth) Law and several nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Betty Law, 3266 Interlaken, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323. Donations may be sent to the Senior Priests Pension Fund, Archdiocese of Detroit, 1234 Washington Boulevard, C-4, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

Monsignor Stanley E. Milewski Death Notice »
Died Sunday, Jul. 6, 2014

Visitation will take place at the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake on Wednesday, July 9 from 3-8 PM with a scripture service at 7 PM and Thursday, July 10 from 3-8 PM with a rosary at 7 PM

Monsignor Milewski will lie in repose on Friday, July 11 at the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, from 9 AM until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 AM. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.  Priests concelebrating Mass may arrive at the main dining hall for vesting.  Bishops will vest in the Shrine Chapel.  Please bring your white alb and stole.

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