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...]

Storm Deals A Serious Blow to Historic St. Josaphat Church

St. Josaphat - damaged

Detroit’s historic St. Josaphat Church, which dates back to 1901, suffered serious damage in the storm which blasted through the area on November 17.  A breaking story by Mike Stechschulte in The Michigan Catholic shows the badly damaged main steeple tilting in the wind.Located on East Canfield along the I-75 service drive just north of downtown, St. Josaphat is one of Detroit’s most visible Catholic landmarks.  The Archdiocese of Detroit’s 300-year anniversary commemorative book, Make Straig … [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 University … [Read more...]


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