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Jan 30, 2013, 23:46 ET Regarding Br. Baker, Detroit, and claims by SNAP...

An open letter dated January 30, 2013, the group SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) levels a series of unfair and untrue...


Jan 21, 2012, 20:44 ET Detroit's Archbishop Vigneron: HHS Mandate Tramples Freedom of Religion, Conscience

The Catholic bishops of the United States have vowed to fight a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services forcing all health care...


Jan 27, 2011, 19:22 ET Detroit Archdiocese Responds to Herbert Richey Discovery

The Archdiocese of Detroit has learned that a Mr. Herbert Richey, removed from priestly ministry in the Toledo diocese in 1992 and laicized in...


Oct 03, 2010, 22:42 ET Detroit's Archbishop Vigneron Challenges World Stem Cell Summit Efforts: Defends Humanity of Embryonic Stem Cells, Decries Their Destruction

Context: The World Stem Cell Summit is meeting in Detroit during the first week in October.  Among those in attendance are scientists,...


Mar 13, 2010, 13:42 ET From the Archdiocese of Detroit, Regarding Remarks by Fr. Anton Kcira, the Albanian Community, and the Relationship Between Catholic Christians and Muslims

Out of deep concern over the conflict and confusion created in Catholic and Muslim communities over remarks delivered in the Detroit archdiocese by...


Jun 01, 2009, 13:59 ET Detroit Catholic Leader on General Motors Bankruptcy

Subsequent to the bankruptcy filing of General Motors, Detroit's Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron makes the following statement: "The news...


Mar 12, 2009, 07:49 ET Detroit's Archbishop Responds to Papal Letter on Williamson Quandary

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit describes Pope Benedict XVI's letter to his brother bishops regarding the Bishop Williamson quandary as an...


Jan 05, 2009, 16:15 ET Homecoming for Detroit's New Archbishop

Pope Benedict Names New Archbishop for Detroit Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Allen Henry Vigneron (pronounced Vin-Yur-On), 60, of the...


Sep 04, 2008, 01:00 ET Detroit's Cardinal Maida on Resignation of Mayor Kilpatrick

DETROIT, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of "Detroit's Cardinal Maida on Resignation of Mayor Kilpatrick:...


Mar 13, 2008, 01:00 ET Detroit's Cardinal Maida on Killing of Iraqi Archbishop

DETROIT, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Adam Maida, archbishop of Detroit, joins with his brother bishops around the world in...


May 31, 2007, 01:00 ET An Ex-Con, Not a Celebrity: Detroit Archdiocese Denounces Kevorkian Hype

DETROIT, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pathologist in southeast Michigan, Jack Kevorkian's medical license was suspended in 1991. In April...


Oct 24, 2005, 01:00 ET Detroit's Cardinal-Archbishop on Rosa Parks

DETROIT, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit's archbishop, Cardinal Adam Maida, reacts to the death of Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks: "In...


Aug 12, 2003, 01:00 ET Archdiocese of Detroit Comments on Sigler Case

DETROIT, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the Archdiocese of Detroit regarding the filing of a civil lawsuit: A...


Sep 11, 2001, 01:00 ET Detroit's Archbishop Calls for Special Prayers; Maida 'Horrified' by Terrorist Attacks

DETROIT, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reacting to Tuesday's horrific events, Detroit's archbishop, Cardinal Adam Maida, is asking parishes in the...


Aug 10, 2001, 01:00 ET Troubled by Decision on Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Detroit's Cardinal Maida Reacts to White House Announcement

DETROIT, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit's archbishop, Cardinal Adam Maida, comments on White House announcement on embryonic stem cell...


Jul 19, 2001, 01:00 ET Embryonic Stem Cell Research a 'Dangerous Journey': Detroit's Cardinal Maida Comments on Funding Question

DETROIT, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit's archbishop, Cardinal Adam Maida, comments on the embryonic stem cell research question: "As a...


Mar 21, 2001, 00:00 ET President Bush to Join Cardinal Maida in Washington At Opening of Pope John Paul II Cultural Center on March 22

WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- President George W. Bush will take part in opening day ceremonies at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center...