Detroit Priest Charged with Theft, Removed from Ministry – UPDATED

Fr. Timothy Kane

Troubling news today from the Archdiocese of Detroit:  A local pastor has been removed from ministry and a warrant issued for his arrest, following charges that he and a Jackson woman conspired to steal thousands of dollars from the Angel Fund, a privately funded charitable program intended to help inner-city residents.Fr. Timothy Kane, former associate pastor at St. Moses the Black parish in Detroit (formerly Church of the Madonna, St. Benedict and St. Gregory the Great parishes), has been … [Read more...]

Nonpracticing Detroit-Area Priest Gets 16-Year Sentence in Porn Case

Nonpracticing Catholic priest Timothy Murray

Timothy Murray, a nonpracticing Catholic priest, was sentenced today to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography.In 2004, Murray was pastor of St. Edith Catholic Church in Livonia, Michigan when reports surfaced that he had abused a 13-year-old boy at another parish where he had served in the mid-1980s.   The Archdiocese of Detroit immediately removed him from ministry, although at the time, Michigan's statute of limitations meant that M … [Read more...]

Detroit’s Archbishop Vigneron Marches for Life, Unpacks Pope Francis’ Statements

Prayer vigil for life

What a busy day!  On Saturday, September 21, Detroit’s Archbishop Allen Vigneron led anti-abortion protesters in the rosary and in Eucharistic benediction, praised them for their defense of life, and helped to clear up media misunderstandings regarding Pope Francis’ recent remarks on abortion and gay marriage. *     *     *     * The archbishop first celebrated Mass at 7:30 a.m. at Detroit’s Assumption Grotto church for the pro-life group Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.  There, he told about … [Read more...]