Press Releases

Regarding Reverends Patrick Casey, Lawrence Ventline and Neil Kalina, PIME »
Published Friday, May. 24, 2019
The Michigan Attorney General on Friday announced criminal charges against Rev. Patrick Casey and Rev. Neil Kalina, PIME, as well as licensing action against Rev. Lawrence Ventline, priests who served in the Archdiocese of Detroit and previously had been removed from ministry. The Archdiocese of Detroit appreciates this update and offers the following information:
Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron's statement on Pope Francis' Global Rules for Reporting Abuse »
Published Thursday, May. 9, 2019
The Department of Communications of the Archdiocese of Detroit shares the following statement from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, regarding the release Thursday of Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio – an edict or law issued by the Holy Father and applicable to the global Church. Called Vos estis lux mundi, (Latin for “You are the light of the world”), the law addresses the Church’s need for increased accountability among bishops and protection for those who report sexual crimes and misconduct.
Archdiocese of Detroit Responds to Michigan Attorney General Update on Investigation into Michigan Catholic Dioceses »
Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
The Archdiocese of Detroit appreciates the Attorney General’s Office for providing an update today regarding its investigation. We also would like to add a few points of clarification.
Regarding the Vatican summit on sexual abuse »
Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
The summit at the Vatican is a gathering of the presidents from national bishops' conferences, the heads of the Eastern Catholic churches, religious order superiors and Vatican officials. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is attending on behalf of the bishops of the United States.

Regarding laicization of Theodore McCarrick »
Published Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
In response to the Holy See’s announcement that Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, has been dismissed from the clerical state, Archbishop Vigneron joined the USCCB in affirming that no one is exempt from being held accountable for their actions.
Regarding Monsignor Thadddeus Ozog »
Published Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
Monsignor Thaddeus Ozog (1930-1994). Ordained in 1956. An allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review Board, considered, and has been deemed credible.
Archbishop Allen Vigneron on preparations for USCCB Fall General Assembly »
Published Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
The Department of Communications shares the following message from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron as he enters a seven-day period of prayer and reparation leading up to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2018 Fall General Assembly, which takes place November 12-14 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Archdiocese welcomes Attorney General investigation into 7 Michigan Catholic dioceses »
Published Friday, Sep. 21, 2018
The Archdiocese of Detroit welcomes the Attorney General's investigation and is prepared to fully cooperate. We have worked closely with authorities from all six counties within our archdiocese since 2002, when we shared past case files involving clergy misconduct and committed to turning over all new allegations regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred. The Attorney General investigation is the next phase of our commitment to transparency and healing.
Open letter from the Honorable Michael J. Talbot, Chair of the Archdiocesan Review Board, on the processing of sexual abuse complaints »
Published Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

With the hope of healing for those who have been abused by members of the clergy – and in response to questions from the faithful – the Department of Communications shares an open letter from the Honorable Michael J. Talbot, Chair of th

Regarding Msgr. Arthur Michael Karey »
Published Friday, Jun. 22, 2018

Monsignor Arthur Michael Karey (1918–1993). Ordained in 1943. More than two decades after his death, an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review Board, considered, and deemed to be credible.