While waiting for a bus recently, I encountered a group of kids, no older than 12 or 13. Three of them were ganging up on the...
Do you ever wonder how you can make a difference without joining the Peace Corps? Although a mission abroad can be an invaluable...
Incongruence can be bewildering. Arriving in Michigan in 2002, Sister Therese Vu couldn’t comprehend why the wealthy chose to...
Let us begin our year-long reflection on the nature of mercy in honor of the official Jubilee Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015 – Nov....

From the Bishop

Our diocese is blessed with four wonderful and very faith-filled Catholic high schools.

Let us seek what is truly good for one another

The phrase, “the common good,” is a key to...

Prayer to open ourselves to true life

Before Priests and Deacons and Religious  end...

Marriage, family and the Church

We Catholics in the State of Michigan have...

Your Stories

For Bill and Theresa Martin, sending their children to Catholic school complements what they...
A girl scout forever
For Marie, a Lifetime Girl Scout, faith and...
52 years and counting
For Ed and Beth, marriage is 'a promise, a...
From refugee to mason farmer, Bhim embraces his new life
Once upon a time, there was a kingdom in the...

Your Faith

Someone told me that, as Catholics, we are supposed to send our kids to Catholic schools. We are...
The power of prayer
I wonder how many of us seriously believe in the...
The Humble Doorkeeper: St. Andre Bessette
Feast Day: January 7th St. André was born Alfred...
Pope Watch January/February 2016
Pictured right: Pope Francis kisses a child as he...

From the Editor

Later this year, my brother and sister-in-law will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Ten...
An encounter with mercy
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God's gentle invitation called me home

There is a chapter of my life that I want to...

Look for Jesus, Mary and Jospeh in the faces of today's refugees

In his Gospel account, St. Matthew tells us...

Your Life

Our youngest child just moved out! I was looking forward to having more relaxing time with Pam. But...
How should I handle a co-worker's same-sex wedding invitation?
My co-worker invited me to he rwedding to...
Our new parish isn't diverse at all
We just moved to a new community, which has been...
The recipe for Catholic Education
I remember one day during lunch duty at the...

Special Reports

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a formal statement, entitled “...
Laboring in the vineyard
On Saturday, Oct. 24, more than 900 women...
Will the Catholic Church be forced out of adoption and foster care?
The issue On Oct. 1, 2015, a Michigan law became...
Synod of Bishops: marriage and family
The 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod...