by CNA Staff Vatican City, Dec 21, 2021 / 04:58 am Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan. The pope appointed Father Jeffrey J. Walsh, a priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 21 to the post that had remained vacant for
by Joe Bukuras Detroit, Mich., Dec 1, 2021 / 14:16 pm Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said he was “heartbroken” on Tuesday after hearing of the “horrific tragedy” of a school shooting outside the city earlier in the day. “I am heartbroken to hear of the horrific tragedy at Oxford
By Joe Bukuras Washington D.C., May 12, 2021 / 08:30 am America/Denver (CNA). A former Catholic school teacher in Michigan donated $1.1 million to create an endowment for local Catholic schools, the Jackson Catholic Schools district announced on May 6. Donna Ambs, a 1958 graduate of St. Mary Star of
CNA Staff, Dec 8, 2020 / 04:14 pm MT (CNA).- Two high schools in the Diocese of Lansing have joined a lawsuit against a public health order keeping schools in Michigan closed for in-person learning, calling the order “scientifically, educationally and constitutionally unjustified.” Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Dec. 7 an
CNA Staff, Dec 2, 2020 / 04:01 pm MT (CNA).- A Michigan proposal to quadruple the maximum lending amount allowed for payday lenders would exploit the poor and trap many people in a cycle of debt when alternatives are available, the Michigan Catholic Conference has told a State Senate committee.
CNA Staff, Nov 20, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- A deacon who was stabbed outside a Michigan church this month is recovering in a rehabilitation hospital, the Diocese of Kalamazoo reported this week. “We’re happy to share that Deacon Joe Schmitt is doing well. He’s been released from the
CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- It is hard to overstate the impact Fr. Gabriel Richard, a French missionary priest, had on the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit, in particular. From co-founding the University of Michigan, to starting Detroit’s first newspaper, penning the
CNA Staff, Aug 18, 2020 / 04:31 pm MT (CNA).- Catholics from Trenton, Michigan and surrounding communities are mourning the loss of their pastor, Fr. Stephen Rooney, as well as 52 year-old Robert Chiles, both of whom are presumed to have drowned in a boating accident on the Detroit River
Staff Report On Wednesday, August 4, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, will review challenges to laws upholding traditional marriage in four states — Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court will review all the cases together.