Archdiocese of Detroit

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Former priest withdraws pleas over child sex abuse after judge's rejection of sentencing agreement

Jan 12, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Gary Berthiaume, a former priest, withdrew his guilty pleas after being sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison... Read more

Stuffed bears sit at a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on December 01, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Yesterday, four students were killed and seven injured when a gunman opened fire on students at the school. A 15-year-old sophomore, believed to be the only gunman, is in custody,

Detroit archbishop 'heartbroken' over Michigan school shooting

Dec 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said he was “heartbroken” on Tuesday after hearing of the “horrific tragedy” of school shooting... Read more

Blessed Solanus Casey. Photo courtesy of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit.

Thank God ahead of time: What Blessed Solanus Casey teaches about a spirituality of gratitude

Jul 30, 2021

By Gretchen Siegel

Blessed Solanus Casey's childhood was not easy. He contracted diphtheria that permanently damaged his voice. Casey’s family also struggled economically... Read more

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Detroit, Mich. Credit: Steve Burt via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Vatican declines to move forward with canonical investigation of Detroit priest

Apr 23, 2021

The Archdiocese of Detroit will proceed with a “canonical disciplinary process” against a priest accused of the sexual abuse of... Read more

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.

Detroit archdiocese to restore Sunday Mass obligation in March

Feb 10, 2021

Most Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit will again be obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of... Read more

Fr. Matthew Hood. Courtesy photo.

'God is not a liar' - Invalidly baptized priest thankful for God's Providence

Aug 25, 2020

By JD Flynn

Fr. Matthew Hood of Detroit sees God's Providence in all that has happened since his invalid baptism.  Read more

Pope Francis ordains 10 men to the priesthood May 7, 2017.

Detroit man thought he was a priest. He wasn't even a baptized Catholic

Aug 22, 2020

By JD Flynn

Father Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit thought he became a priest in 2017. He hadn't even been baptized.  Read more

Fr. Stephen Rooney.

Michigan Catholics mourn loss of pastor, parishioner, assumed drowned in boating accident

Aug 18, 2020

Catholics from Trenton, Michigan and surrounding communities are mourning the loss of their pastor, Fr. Stephen Rooney, as well as... Read more

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit. CNA file photo.

Detroit archdiocese criticizes ‘racist and derogatory language’ from Church Militant

Jun 12, 2020

The Archdiocese of Detroit responded Thursday to a video produced by a website operating in the Detroit archdiocese, which it... Read more

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.

Detroit archdiocese sees spiritual confusion among LGBT Catholic dissenters

Mar 20, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

A dissenting Catholic LGBT advocacy group rejects Church teaching and confuses the Christian path to holiness, Auxiliary Bishop Gerard Battersby... Read more

Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church.

Detroit parish designated Michigan's third minor basilica

Mar 2, 2020

The Archdiocese of Detroit announced Sunday that Pope Francis has granted the title of minor basilica to Ste. Anne Church... Read more

Detroit priest faces lawsuit over homily at suicide victim’s funeral

Nov 27, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit is facing a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager who committed... Read more

Pope Francis at a 2019 Vatican synod.

As Pope Francis calls for a 'synodal' Church, some US dioceses are holding synods

Nov 16, 2019

By Matt Hadro

As some U.S. dioceses convene local synods to discuss topics ranging from the family to evangelization, bishops are preaching the... Read more

Four Detroit area Catholic high schools closed Friday over shooting threats

Nov 1, 2019

Four Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit closed Friday after serious threats were made against the schools, officials... Read more

Catholic Church in Detroit, MI. Via Shutterstock

Detroit pastor, founder of accused priest support group, under investigation

Jul 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit who helped to found a nonprofit to support priests accused of abuse, has been... Read more

Vintage-style procession photo a snapshot of renewal in Detroit, priest says

Mar 25, 2019

By Mary Farrow

A photo of a religious procession with a circa-1940’s aesthetic recently fascinated Catholics, who shared it on social media and... Read more

Father Marko Djonovic works with homeless men as part of Better Way Detroit.

How a priest and teams of homeless people are transforming Detroit

Dec 31, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Many homeless people of Detroit already recognize Father Marko Djonovic’s white Ford Excursion.  Read more

‘Whispered in the dark’ conference aims to help fight porn

Nov 9, 2018

By Perry West

An all-day conference will be hosted in southeast Michigan to expose the problem of pornography and promote resources for those... Read more

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit.

How the Archdiocese of Detroit plans to 'Unleash the Gospel'

Nov 2, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

A year after Detroit’s archbishop released a letter outlining a plan for his diocese’ revitalization, the diocese is working to... Read more

Blessed Solanus Casey. Photo courtesy of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph.

Detroit celebrates the first feast of the 'approachably holy' Blessed Solanus Casey

Jul 30, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Sixty one years after his death and eight months after his beatification, Blessed Father Solanus Casey is still able to... Read more