Just as the General Motors, Ford and the city of Detroit has been forced to go through major changes as the economy and market place has changed, so too the Archdiocese of Detroit.
A lawsuit against a priest and the Catholic church says they failed to protect a 14-year-old girl from sexual abuse by a 19-year-old man.
The archdiocese says it forced the Rev. Edward Belczak to step aside from his duties at St. Thomas More Parish in Troy while police investigate accusations he mishandled at least $429,000 in church money over the past six years.
The Archdiocese of Detroit said Pastor Peter Petroske of Sacred Heart Parish was charged with driving under the influence and indecent exposure.
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.
A group of Catholics tasked with coming up with a long-term plan for the Archdiocese of Detroit is recommending nine churches close in the next five years.
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