Archdiocese of Detroit Sells Its Chancery Building, Plans Move to Detroit’s Capitol Park

Planned new Archdiocesan offices at 1212 Griswold

In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, April 30, Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron told staff of the Archdiocese of Detroit that their offices would be moving by the end of 2014. In a cost-cutting measure, the Archdiocese will sell its Chancery offices at 1234 Washington Blvd. home to the church offices since the 1920s, and its office space in the Gabriel Richard Building at 305 Michigan Avenue, and will consolidate operations in a single building at 1212 Griswold, in the Capitol Park … [Read more...]

STANDING FOR THE FAITH: Blessed Antonio Primaldo, the Saint Who Stood to the End (UPDATED)

Antonio Primaldo headless 2

On December 20, Pope Benedict XVI--amid a flurry of 23 decrees including the much-touted proclamation of Pope Paul VI as “venerable”—advanced the cause of canonization of Blessed Antonio Primaldo e Compagni.   With the recognition of the miraculous healing of Sister Francesca Levote, which has been attributed to the intercession of Blessed Antonio and his Companions, the way has been paved for their eventual canonization. It’s been a busy week, what with the holidays and all—but I … [Read more...]

Margaret Thatcher’s Heartwarming Letter to a 9-Year-Old Boy

David Liddelow today, and as a nine-year-old letter writer in 1980

“However good we try to be, we can never be as kind, gentle and wise as Jesus. There will be times when we do or say something we wish we hadn’t done and we shall be sorry and try not to do it again.  We do our best but our best is not as good as his daily life.  “If you and I were to paint a picture, it wouldn’t be as good as the picture of great artists. So our lives can’t be as good as the life of Jesus.”   That’s the message British Prime Minister Margaret … [Read more...]


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