2012

Regarding the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. »
Published Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

The Archdiocese of Detroit Communications Department relays the following comment from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, in response to the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School:

Where can we 'make room' for Christ in our lives »
Published Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Dear Friends in Christ,

“[Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Lk. 2:7).

Message from Archbishop Allen Vigneron on Advent »
Published Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

There are lots of ways to prepare for Christmas: cards to be written, travel reservations to be made, gifts to be purchased, decorations to be hung, favorite foods to be cooked or baked — just to name some of the more significant examples. But we Catholics have our own very particular way to prepare. We call it “Advent,” and I ask you, please, amid everything else, don’t neglect it.

Remembering Bishop Cooney »
Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Archbishop Vigneron made this statement upon the death of Bishop Patrick R. Cooney, the Detroit native who served as bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord from 1990 until 2009.

Statement about Father Petroske »
Published Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

Father Peter Petroske, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Dearborn, was placed on administrative leave of absence on Monday, Aug. 6. Over the weekend, the Archdiocese learned that Father Petroske was arrested last Thursday night, Aug. 2, by Dearborn Poli

Fortnight for Freedom Homily »
Published Sunday, Jun. 24, 2012

Before I begin my preaching, I want to say how grateful

Fortnight for Freedom »
Published Friday, Jun. 8, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

As both Catholics and Americans, we have enjoyed a freedom to live our faith that, in many parts of the world, sadly does not exist. As we approach the anniversary of American Independence this year, my brot

Letter from Archbishop Vigneron on Health Care Mandate »
Published Friday, May. 25, 2012

Dear Friends in Christ:

A lawsuit was filed in federal court on Monday, May 21, by the Michigan Catholic Conference in an attempt to prevent the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing what has come to be known as the health

Archbishop Vigneron on Same Sex Marriage »
Published Thursday, May. 10, 2012

On May 9, 2012, President Barack Obama stated his belief that same-sex couples should be able to get married. Having previously stated his opposition to the insurance mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its serious t

Regarding Fr Michael Cooney »
Published Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012

The Communications Department shares with you the following statement from the Office of the Archbishop, given to the parishioners of St. Peter Parish in Mt. Clemens at this weekend's liturgies:

In mid-February, the Archdiocese of Detro