Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

Father Solanus Casey of Detroit beatified

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Father Solanus Casey, known as a miracle worker to “legions” of Deroit locals, was beatified on Saturday. The Capuchin friar, who died in 1957, co-founded the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Although he was a priest who wasn’t allowed to preach, he listened “with his ears and his heart” to the needy. His prayers and presence comforted Read more

US prelate softens tone on same-sex marriage and Communion

Friday, August 14th, 2015

A US archbishop has softened his tone on Catholics who support same-sex marriage receiving Communion. In 2013, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron wrote that that Catholics who back same-sex marriage and receive Communion would “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury”. But this month he told the Detroit Free Press: “Whenever it Read more

US seminary hires actors to run preaching boot camp

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A United States seminary has hired to professional actors to help seminarians be better prepared for future preaching. Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary hired the actors to put seminarians through a three week acting and public speaking workshop. The exercise has been nicknamed “Preaching Boot Camp”, reported the Detroit Free Press. Actors Arthur Beer and Read more

Communion for same-sex marriage advocates ‘like perjury’

Friday, April 12th, 2013

An American archbishop has said a Catholic who publicly advocates same-sex marriage and then receives Communion is engaged in “a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury”. Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said that Catholic politicians who advocate legal recognition of same-sex marriage should not receive Communion. The archbishop’s statement closely followed a similar opinion from Read more

Church hierarchy not listening

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Members of the American Catholic Council, meeting in Detroit, are concerned the Church’s hierarchy is not listening to the Church. Specific mention was made of the role of women, married clergy and the treatment of homosexuals. Members of a liberal group of U.S. Roman Catholics on Sunday called on Church leaders to open talks with their members Read more

Different visions of Catholic Church’s future on show

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Two different visions of the Catholic Church’s future will be on “display” in metro Detroit this weekend with separate conferences — one liberal, the other conservative. Both are expected to draw thousands. The liberal conference is sponsored by the American Catholic Council and is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings of left-leaning Catholics Read more