Archdiocesan Employee Accused of Sexual Abuse Is Fired, Arrested

A sad story today from the Archdiocese of Detroit:  Joseph Peter Sturza, who worked as director of admissions at Austin Catholic Academy in Ray Township as well as serving as a youth minister at St. Isidore Catholic parish in Macomb Township, has been arrested for child sexual abusive activity. Sturza apparently was popular with his neighbors, who described him as "a great guy" who was "always willing to help."  He also had earned the trust of parents, and some on-line comments insist that he we … [Read more...]

R.I.P. Cardinal Edmund Szoka. Detroit and the World Have Lost a Great Leader.

Sad news today from the Archdiocese of Detroit, where former Detroit archbishop and former President of Vatican City State Edmund Cardinal Szoka has gone to his eternal reward.According to the Archdiocese of Detroit website: With sadness and great hope in the Resurrection we share news of the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who served as Archbishop of Detroit from 1981 until 1990 and went on to oversee the government of the Vatican City State under Pope John Paul II and Pope … [Read more...]

Edmund Cardinal Szoka: Forty Years of Episcopal Leadership

Today Cardinal Edmund Szoka, archbishop-emeritus of the Archdiocese of Detroit and president-emeritus of the Vatican City State, celebrates the 40th anniversary of his episcopal ordination; and all of us here in the Detroit archdiocese join in honoring him for his long, outstanding service to the Church.He is a man to be reckoned with, a man whose influence has extended beyond the Detroit archdiocese to the world. As a young priest, he studied canon law at the Pontifical Urban … [Read more...]


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