Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo's mission to the United States is of the utmost importance to the Vatican: to be the pope's ears on the ground.
Many attendees of the Detroit archdiocese's Synod '16 talked about the Nov. 18-20 synod beginning the process of healing for an archdiocese that has faced many difficulties.
Taking Back the Night is prayer group started by the Detroit archdiocese's Office of Black Catholic Ministries. Its objective: asking God for peace on the streets.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan has resettled 400 refugees in the state and wants to help more in collaboration. Nearly 75 percent of Syrian refugees are women and children.
A Detroit church service turned tragic Sunday when a man with a brick went after the pastor, but likely didn’t anticipate what would follow: the pastor pulled out a semiautomatic pistol and fatally shot the man, police said.
“They knew each other and had some type of problem before,” Assistant Detroit Police Chief Steve Dolunt said of the pastor and the victim. “When I got there, the body had already been moved. The pastor was in custody. We had the gun.”
A Catholic priest who worked at a Detroit high school was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to transporting child porn to Chicago and admitted to sexually assaulting a former student.
Richard James Kurtz, 70, was a chemistry teacher years ago at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit.
Kurtz, who was brought in the courtroom Tuesday shackled and handcuffed, read a statement before Judge Mark Goldsmith, saying he was “deeply sorry” for his actions.
In the sprawling, struggling city of Detroit live women religious, firmly planted, articulating a Catholic presence in a place of drastic transitions.
Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who rose from poor beginnings to reach the highest levels of service to the church, died Aug. 20.
What started as a little push has turned into a tidal wave for the once-fledgling "Mass mob" movement, which has packed more churches with every successive outing.
Global Sisters Report: For Sister of Mercy Mary Ellen Howard, the fight is elemental. "Water is life," she said, "when you shut off water, you shut off life."