News Releases

Regarding Reverend Richard T Brown »
Published Sunday, Jul. 21, 2019

Investigators from the Dallas, Texas police department recently contacted archdiocesan officials regarding Father Richard T. Brown.  Fr. Brown, born in 1941 and a priest of the Dallas diocese, had been in Detroit circa 1997-2002.  The informa

Reverend Reverend Ronald Yarrosh PIME »
Published Sunday, Jul. 21, 2019

A religious order priest with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), he was based in Detroit from 1977-81 and, on occasion, returned to the Archdiocese of Detroit archdiocese from 1982-2004.  Born in 1947 and incardinated into the A

Regarding Reverend Robert Spangenberg CSSp »
Published Sunday, Jul. 21, 2019

A religious order priest with the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), Fr. Robert Spangenberg served briefly at Old St. Mary’s Parish in Greektown from July 1975 until December of 1975, when he was

Regarding Reverend Anthony Cipolla »
Published Sunday, Jul. 21, 2019

The accusations against Fr. Anthony Cipolla, born in 1943 and a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, include an incident in Dearborn.  That allegation was reported to Pittsburgh police and the Pittsburgh diocese.

Regarding Reverend Eduard Perrone »
Published Sunday, Jul. 7, 2019

Effective July 5, 2019, Father Eduard Perrone, 70, has been temporarily res

Archbishop Vigneron on Pro Life Petitions »
Published Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019

The Department of Communications of the Archdiocese of Detroit shares Archbishop Vigneron's comments on two citizen initiative petition drives set to take place in Michigan that would have an impact on pro-life policy in the state. The drive announced

Regarding Reverend Joseph Jack Baker »
Published Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019
The Archdiocese of Detroit recently received an allegation against Rev. Joseph (Jack) H. Baker involving sexual abuse of a minor. The allegation dates back to the earlier years of his ministry.

Reverend Charles Morris »
Published Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
Reverend Charles Morris appointed Associate Pastor of St. Genevieve – St. Maurice Parish, Livonia, effective July 1, 2019.  Fr. Morris is currently serving as the Administrator
Reverend Peter Etzel SJ »
Published Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
Reverend Peter Etzel, S.J. with the concurrence of his Superior, Very Reverend Brian G. Paulson, S.J., Provincial, appointed Associate Pastor of Gesu Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, 20
Reverend Phillip Cooke SJ »
Published Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
Reverend Phillip Cooke, S.J. with the concurrence of his Superior, Very Reverend Brian G. Paulson, S.J., Provincial, appointed Pastor of Gesu Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, 2019.