News Releases

Pope Francis grants National Shrine of the Little Flower honorary title of Minor Basilica »
Published Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Exterior of National Shrine of the Little FlowerDetroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced today that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has grante

Rosary Novena for Christians in Iraq »
Published Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Francis Kalabat is asking people of faith around the globe to pray for persecuted Christians in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East with a Rosary Novena. Until very recently, there were more than 1 million Christians living in Iraq. Today there are less than 300,000. Christians have been tortured and killed by terrorists, and many have been driven from their homes and are now living in tents and caravans. Tens of thousands are refugees. We pray with a unified voice through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, that the power of good may overcome the threat of evil. 

Reverend Craig Giera »
Published Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Reverend Craig Giera, appointed administrator, St. Ephrem Parish, Sterling Heights, effective February 18.   Father Giera currently serves as associate pastor at St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills.
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary »
Published Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
A holy day of obligation for all Catholics, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the title of Mary as the Mother of God, recognized by the Church dating to the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D.
Archbishop Invites the Faithful to Christmas Midnight Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral »
Published Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Archbishop Allen Vigneron is extending his annual invitation to the faithful to celebrate Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The annual Christmas Midnight Mass will be preceded at 11:30 p.m. by a prelude by the Cathedral Chorale and Orchestra. The liturgy will begin at midnight on December 25.

Abp Vigneron Jesus humble birth brings immeasurable joy »
Published Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron offers the following Christmas message to the faithful of Metro Detroit:

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Christ is born! On behalf of the whole Church in Detroit, I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas.

Immaculate Conception »
Published Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
A holy day for all Catholics, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of Saint Anne, and recognizes that our Blessed Mother was sinless from the first moment of her life.
Regarding Joe Sturza »
Published Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Archdiocese of Detroit has been informed of the arrest of Mr. Joe Sturza, who was employed as director of admissions at Austin Catholic High School in Macomb Township and as youth minister at St. Isidore Parish in Macomb Township. The Archdiocese was recently made aware of alleged inappropriate communications between Mr. Sturza and a minor. The information was immediately shared with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Sturza is no longer employed by the school or parish. The Archdiocese of Detroit is fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities. Due to the ongoing law enforcement and legal processes, we are unable to give further details about the matter at this time.

Reverend Paul Ballien »
Published Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Reverend Paul Ballien, appointed associate director, Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Archdiocese of Detroit, effective March 1, 2014 in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as pastor of St. Linus Parish, Dearborn Heights.
Reverend William Herman »
Published Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Reverend William Herman, appointed pastor of St. Ronald Parish, Clinton Twp., effective January 1, 2015.  Father Herman currently serves as associate pastor of Holy Name Parish, Birmingham and St. Thomas More Parish, Troy.