As WWJ’s Kathryn Larson discovered, one Metro Detroit church is bringing the flock back to the fold in record numbers — all thanks to a traditional Lenten meal.
A shortage of priests and funds has lead the Archdiocese to move forward with a plan to consolidate some Catholic churches in Metro Detroit.
Seven Michigan Catholic bishops said that immigrants who are here illegally are being treated badly, adding that the country’s immigration policy is a violation of church teachings.
Bishop José Arturo Cepeda is currently working as rector of Assumption Seminary in San Antonio and is expected in Detroit this summer.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit adding on three new bishops. On Thursday, three priests – Msgr. Donald Hanchon, Fr. Michael Byrnes and Fr. José Arturo Cepeda – will be ordained bishops by Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
Palm Sunday, is the Sunday before Easter. It commemorates the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem, when the populace spread palm branches in His path to welcome Him.
The Roman Catholic Church’s top clergyman in the Holy Land arrived in Bethlehem in a traditional procession from Jerusalem just past midday.