Statement regarding priest imposter

Release Date: 1/18/12

It has come to the attention of the Archdiocese of Detroit that a man by the name of Michael Goddard has, despite repeated warnings, continues to present himself as a Roman Catholic priest, claiming to be eligible to preside at Mass and administer other sacraments.

Michael Goddard is not authorized to carry out such ministry in the Detroit archdiocese, despite any claims he might make or documents he might provide.

It is important for you to immediately contact the Archdiocese of Detroit's Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life should you be approached by this man - (313) 596-7151.