News Releases

Regarding Fr. Thomas Belczak, St. Kenneth Parish... »
Published Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Effective today, Father Thomas Belczak has been required to step aside as pastor of St. Kenneth Parish, Plymouth, pending further steps by Church officials.  This action results from a law enforcement investigation into alleged improper use of St. Kenneth Parish fundsIt is anticipated that Fr. Belczak’s status will continue until this matter is resolved.  During this time, Fr. Belczak, 60, will not be permitted to be present at St. Kenneth; he will not be working or serving there in any capacity.  Fr. Belczak will be allowed to continue his public ministry as a priest only in circumstances with the expressed consent of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Regarding the verdict against Father Timothy Kane »
Published Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Today, Father Timothy Kane, who had been associate pastor at St. Moses the Black Parish in Detroit, was found guilty in Wayne County Circuit Court of six counts related to the embezzlement from the Angel Fund, a charitable initiative of the Archdiocese

Life Chain Sunday »
Published Monday, Sep. 29, 2014
National Life Chain Sunday (October 5, across the U.S. and Canada) takes place annually, on the first Sunday in October. Life Chain invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for 90 minutes. The location and time of each Life Chain will be posted at (by state in the U.S. and by province in Canada).
Rev Michael Clement Suhy appointment effective Nov 29 »
Published Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Reverend Michael (Clement) Suhy, appointed administrator, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren, effective November 29. Father Suhy currently serves as associate pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth.

Catechetical Sunday »
Published Monday, Sep. 15, 2014
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated the third Sunday in September as Catechetical Sunday. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Check your local parish for Catechetical Sunday observance.
Monsignor Thomas Rice appointment effective Nov 29 »
Published Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014
Monsignor Thomas Rice, appointed pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Troy effective November 29. Monsignor Rice currently serves as pastor at St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren.
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.

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

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...

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