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A man holds a program for the Nov. 14 Mass at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in…

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Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron called for a “softening of hearts” in the church in response clergy abuse crisis. Saying,…

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Bro. Marco Monti, PIME, who serves in the foreign missions helping disabled children in Phrae Province in northern Thailand, shares…

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‘Angels don’t have to clean gutters,’ archbishop preaches at Mass for Commerce

Being a good Catholic in the workplace is about stewardship, lifting others up, chief shepherd tells business community DETROIT — “Angels don’t have to clean the gutters.” Preaching to leaders in business, marketing, engineering and finance, Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron made his own sales pitch on what it means to live the Gospel in…

Bishop Cepeda invites worshippers to follow St. Romero’s example of ‘embracing the encounter’ with Christ

ROYAL OAK —On a day when seven men and women were canonized in Rome as saints in the Catholic Church, congregants met at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak to celebrate the life and witness of a now-saintly archbishop. Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Arturo Cepeda celebrated the Mass at Shrine to…

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Hardness of heart is ‘fruit of fear’ that must be overcome with love, archbishop says DETROIT — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron stood at the pulpit in the seat of the Church in Detroit, using his role as chief shepherd in southeast Michigan to address not only the parish, but the entire archdiocese. Weeks after the…

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which left 13 known dead and more than 1 million without power two days after it ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, is moving from prayer to action. While the diocesan website…

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Washington archbishop

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. When the pope’s decision was announced Oct. 12, the Archdiocese of Washington released a letter from Pope Francis to the cardinal, making clear his support for Cardinal Wuerl’s ministry and leadership,…

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ROME — Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero crossed paths on their road to sainthood and formed a personal friendship that strengthened each other’s resolve in the face of growing challenges, an Italian professor said. According to Roberto Morozzo della Rocca, a professor of contemporary history at Roma Tre University and author of a biography…

New documentary reveals rare interview of Blessed Oscar Romero

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VATICAN CITY — A new documentary about Blessed Oscar Romero, featuring a rare interview with him, revealed the martyred archbishop’s thoughts regarding accusations that he became too progressive. Salvadoran Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez shared an excerpt of the interview with journalists during a briefing Oct. 11 at the Vatican press office. “We had never heard…