Archdiocese of Detroit

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Archdiocese Of Detroit Surveys Local Catholics For First Time In 15 Years

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Archdiocese of Detroit is asking local Catholics about parish life and issues facing the church.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2013

Fr. Loren O'Dea (Archdiocese of Detroit photo)

Retired Priest Placed On Leave Following Sexual Misconduct Accusations

The Archdiocese of Detroit has placed a retired priest on administrative leave, following accusations of sexual misconduct with minors.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2012

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Catholic Students’ Snack Allegedly Tainted With Marijuana, K2

Authorities say four Catholic middle school students in Detroit got sick after eating a snack that a fellow student may have tainted with marijuana or synthetic marijuana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2012

Detroiters stand in line for gun buyback program. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Protest Disrupts Detroit Gun Buyback Effort

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Florence Walton reports gun-toting enthusiasts tried to tempt the people in line by offering them more money not to turn in their weapons.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2012

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Archdiocese Of Detroit To Hold Gun Buyback Program

In an effort to combat violence in Detroit, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit is teaming up with police to take dangerous weapons off the street through a no-questions-asked gun buyback program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2012

St. Donald's Church in Roseville. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

Archbishop: 2 Parishes To Close By End Of 2012

The leader of 1.3 million Roman Catholics in southeastern Michigan says the archdiocese will have fewer parishes by year’s end through a mixture of mergers and closures made necessary by population shifts and a shortage of priests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2012

St. Maurice Church in Livonia. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

Details Emerging Ahead Of Church Closings Announcement

Fewer priests and parishioners in metro Detroit churches are leading to church closings and mergers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2012

St. Donald's Church in Roseville. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

Archdiocese Will Announce Closing Or Merging Of Some Parishes

Metro Detroit Catholics are bracing for church closures and mergers as there are fewer priests and parishioners.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2012

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Archbishop To Discuss Parish Closing Plan

The leader of 1.3 million Roman Catholics in southeast Michigan says he’ll announce Monday the results of a review of a proposal to merge or close dozens of parishes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2012

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Local Catholic Churches To Close, Consolidate

A shortage of priests and funds has lead the Archdiocese to move forward with a plan to consolidate some Catholic churches in Metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/29/2011

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