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Resolution of the 2011 Incident at St Peter Parish »
Published Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

In 2011, the Archdiocese of Detroit became aware of the failure of the pastor of St. Peter Parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Father Michael N. Cooney, to report suspected abuse of a minor in a timely manner. The incident occurred in the final

Our Lady of Hope completes burials of Wayne County unclaimed bodies »
Published Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Township today completed burials of 145 bodies that had gone unclaimed from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. The first of the bodies had been buried at a public, interfaith memorial service July 9.

Our Lady of Hope Cemetery is at 18303 Allen Road, between Pennsylvania and Sibley roads. The cemetery is owned by the Archdiocese of Detroit and managed by Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS).

The efforts to find final resting places for the remains of the individuals came cooperatively from the Michigan Funeral Director Association chapters from Wayne and Oakland counties; the Jewish Fund; the Archdiocese of Detroit; and a coalition of volunteers and sponsoring businesses and organizations.

An additional 13 bodies from the Wayne County morgue are to be buried with military honors on Sept. 11 at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Six other bodies had been claimed as news of the burial service had spread.

Of the remains laid to rest at Our Lady of Hope, 135 were full burials in caskets; 10 were burials of cremated remains. An upright, granite grave marker — which will be donated by Inch Memorials in Northville and installed this fall — will be inscribed with the names of those buried. The graves are to the right-hand side of the cemetery’s main entrance, in Section 1. Those wishing to visit the cemetery and pay their respects can call Our Lady of Hope at (734) 285-2155 for further directions and information.

Pope offers condolences and blessing to mourners of Cardinal Szoka »
Published Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Following the August 20 death of Archbishop Emeritus Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who served at the Vatican from 1990 until 2006, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron on Thursday received the following correspondence from Pope Francis...

To the

CTND to air 2007 interview with Cardinal Szoka »
Published Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

As the Catholic community in Michigan mourns the passing of His Eminence Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka, who died of natural causes on Thursday, Aug. 20, the Catholic Television Network of Detroit will air A Conversation with Edmund Cardinal Szoka t

Abp. Vigneron available at 2:30 PM today to discuss the late Cd. Szoka »
Published Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron will be available this afternoon, Thursday, August 21, to speak with members of the news media on the passing of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka. The media availability will be at at 2:30 p.m.  at the offices of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. The offices are at the rear of the church building, with the entrance just off the parking lot.

Death Notices

Cardinal Szoka Death Notice »
Died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Visitation will take place at The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Sunday, August 24
Visitation 2 PM – 9 PM
2 PM Reception of the body
7 PM Office for the Dead

Monday, August 25 Visitation 2 PM – 9 PM
3 PM Rosary in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
7 PM Vigil Service

Tuesday, August 26
9 AM – 11 PM Visitation
11 AM Funeral Mass

Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.
Bernadine K Vigneron Death Notice »
Died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

Visitation will be at Gendernalik Funeral Home (586-725-0177), 35259  23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Visitation will be from 2 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, with a 7 p.m. Scripture service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Parish or Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

On Wednesday, August 6, she will lie in repose at Immaculate Conception Parish Church from 9:30 a.m. until her 11 a.m. funeral Mass. Immaculate Conception is located at 9792 Dixie Highway in Ira Township.

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