News Releases

Sept. 4 - Regarding the funeral service for the Pastuszak family »
Published Friday, Sep. 4, 2015

The funeral service for Sterling Heights residents Jerome Pastuszak and Mark Pastuzak will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at St. Ephrem Church, 38900 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights.

Due to the dignity attached to the occasi

Sept. 3 - Detroit Vicar General elaborates on Pope's remarks on abortion and forgiveness »
Published Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015

Monsignor Robert McClory, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Detroit, has helped clarify the local significance of Pope Francis’s comments Tuesday that priests in the upcoming Year of Mercy will be allowed to forgive

Sept. 1 - Regarding the plea agreement of Father Edward Belczak »
Published Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, in U.S. District Court in Detroit, former St. Thomas More pastor, Father Edward Belczak, entered a guilty plea to misusing funds intended for the parish. Father Belczak was removed from the parish in January 2013. Present

Reverend Tomek Maka »
Published Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Reverend Tomek Maka granted permission to serve with the US Navy Chaplain Corps.  Father Maka’s officer commissioning took place Sunday, August 9, 2015 and he reported to Newport, Rhode Island for Officer and Chaplain Training
Aug. 7 - Comment from Archbishop Vigneron regarding Communion and loved ones in same sex relationships »
Published Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
Archbishop Allen Vigneron sent this letter to the priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
July 1 - Archbishop Vigneron addresses priests deacons with new pastoral letter »
Published Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit this week issued his third pastoral letter since becoming the Archbishop of Detroit in January 2009. Titled The Preacher -- Servant of the Word of God, the new pastoral letter is directed toward priests and deacons on the subject of preaching, and is centered on efforts being undertaken in the Archdiocese of Detroit toward building a culture of New Evangelization.
Regarding John C Nienstedt »
Published Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015

The Archdiocese of Detroit has received no allegations of sexual misconduct involving John C. Nienstedt, the former archbishop of St. Paul/Minneapolis.
As for an investigation undertaken by the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, the Detroit arc

Regarding Fr Thomas Belczak »
Published Saturday, Jun. 20, 2015
Father Thomas Belczak will resume his duties as pastor of St. Kenneth Parish in Plymouth, effective June 27.
Jun. 18 - Archbishop Vigneron on Pope Francis encyclical »
Published Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron gave the following comment on today’s release of Pope Francis’ encyclical:

“The publication of Pope Francis’s Encyclical ‘On Care for Our Common Home’ is a moment of grace for the Church and for the world. We are blessed that with the authority the Lord Jesus has entrusted to him the Holy Father is bringing to bear the wisdom of God’s word on one of the pressing moral issues of our age: our stewardship of God’s creation. As the Vicar of Christ the Holy Father offers a clear witness to the Creator’s plan for the human family and our care of our common home, so that this wisdom will serve as the norm for how we should live together and care for those on the peripheries.”
Archbishop Vigneron Catholic community offers prayers for church shooting victims »
Published Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron offered this statement following the fatal shooting of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.:

"The Catholic community in Metro Detroit places before the L