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.
Approximately 400 participants will convene on Friday for the archdiocese's first synod in almost 50 years, which will focus on evangelization, transformation and innovation.
Choice for president will send a message about whether the episcopate "is sticking to its old playbook or is deciding for dramatic change," says one observer.
NCR Today: Days after the vice presidential candidate expressed hope that the church may someday alter its teachings toward same-sex marriage, several bishops are saying not so fast.
NCR Today: The Philadelphia archbishop will coordinate "an informal working group" assigned to further the family document's reception and implementation.
NCR Today: The idea of specifically barring Muslims "fractures the very foundation of morality on which we stand," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
The Oakland, Calif., diocese has been growing grapes for wine on 16 acres of empty land at three of its cemeteries for several years.
Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who rose from poor beginnings to reach the highest levels of service to the church, died Aug. 20.
The archdiocese of Detroit conducted a "Perceptions of the Faithful" survey, in which parishioners said they generally like their parish and their pastor