Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan has resettled 400 refugees in the state and wants to help more in collaboration. Nearly 75 percent of Syrian refugees are women and children.
A Detroit church service turned tragic Sunday when a man with a brick went after the pastor, but likely didn’t anticipate what would follow: the pastor pulled out a semiautomatic pistol and fatally shot the man, police said.
“They knew each other and had some type of problem before,” Assistant Detroit Police Chief Steve Dolunt said of the pastor and the victim. “When I got there, the body had already been moved. The pastor was in custody. We had the gun.”
A Catholic priest who worked at a Detroit high school was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to transporting child porn to Chicago and admitted to sexually assaulting a former student.
Richard James Kurtz, 70, was a chemistry teacher years ago at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit.
Kurtz, who was brought in the courtroom Tuesday shackled and handcuffed, read a statement before Judge Mark Goldsmith, saying he was “deeply sorry” for his actions.
In the sprawling, struggling city of Detroit live women religious, firmly planted, articulating a Catholic presence in a place of drastic transitions.
Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who rose from poor beginnings to reach the highest levels of service to the church, died Aug. 20.
What started as a little push has turned into a tidal wave for the once-fledgling "Mass mob" movement, which has packed more churches with every successive outing.
Global Sisters Report: For Sister of Mercy Mary Ellen Howard, the fight is elemental. "Water is life," she said, "when you shut off water, you shut off life."
The archdiocese of Detroit conducted a "Perceptions of the Faithful" survey, in which parishioners said they generally like their parish and their pastor
Fr. Edward Belczak was indicted on mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy charges. At issue is nearly $700,000 donated between 2004 and 2012 that have not been accounted for.
Lawyers for a woman who claims she suffered a miscarriage because of the way a Michigan Catholic hospital handled her case have filed suit on her behalf against the USCCB.