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  • Ann Arbor Dominican sisters to buy John Paul II Center in DC

    10/26/2010 1:19:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | October 26, 2010
    The John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct 26, 2010 / 02:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- To accommodate their rapidly growing community, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist announced today that they will purchase the financially beleaguered John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. near the Catholic University of America.The center, which was the brainchild of the now retired Archbishop of Detroit, Cardinal Adam Maida, has been beset by numerous financial difficulties over the years. Intended to be a museum and Catholic intellectual hub, the center borrowed heavily from the Archdiocese...
  • Controversy Erupts as Catholic Bishop Asks Pro-Gay Bishop Not to Enter His Diocese

    10/14/2009 10:26:11 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 94 replies · 3,408+ views ^ | October 13, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    Controversy Erupts as Catholic Bishop Asks Pro-Gay Bishop Not to Enter His Diocese By Peter J. Smith MARQUETTE, Michigan, October 13, 2009 ( - A public controversy has erupted between two bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States, with one of the youngest bishops in the country publicly taking on one of his own colleagues in an effort to defend the Church's teachings on homosexuality and other issues. Marquette Bishop Alexander K. Sample, 49-years-old and one of the youngest US Catholic bishops, recently banned Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, 79, a retired auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit and...
  • Tridentine Rite Mass to be offered (in Archdiocese of Detroit) beginning Oct. 3

    08/01/2004 6:39:10 AM PDT · by tridentine · 44 replies · 863+ views
    Michigan Catholic ^ | August 1, 2004 | Robert Delaney
    DETROIT — Regular weekly celebration of the “old Mass” will return to the Archdiocese of Detroit this fall, following Cardinal Adam Maida’s authorization of a celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass at St. Josaphat Church, Detroit, beginning Oct. 3. In a July 16 letter to priests of the archdiocese, Cardinal Maida noted that a 1984 indult was given by the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship allowing the Tridentine Mass to be celebrated “for pastoral need,” and that Pope John Paul II has urged respect for the feelings of those attached to the Latin liturgical tradition by giving a “wide and...
  • Diocese targets Granholm on abortion

    01/09/2004 10:20:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies · 313+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | Kim Kozlowski
    <p>Detroit Cardinal Adam Maida will challenge the state’s most prominent Catholic politician, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, in a new attempt to ban partial-birth abortion.</p> <p>Maida will ask Metro Detroit’s 1.5 million Catholics at Masses this month to sign petitions that, if successful, would bypass Granholm’s October veto of the Legal Birth Definition Act.</p>
  • Cardinal Maida steps up to the plate

    05/15/2003 8:49:29 AM PDT · by american colleen · 44 replies · 160+ views
    Catholic Light Blogspot ^ | May 15, 2003 | Cardinal Maida Anthony Padovano
    CARDINAL MAIDA'S LETTER Reverend Robert Ruedisueli, Pastor St. Mark Parish 4257 Bart Avenue Warren, MI 48091-1977 Dear Father Ruedisueli Recently it has come to my attention that your parish will be hosting Dr. Anthony Padovano for a full day lecture series entitled: "Finding Optimism and Hope for the Future Church" on May 14th, from 9:30am. until 3:00 pm. Although Ms. JoAnn Loria is listed on the promotional literature as the person responsible for information, I presume that you, as Pastor, have given consent for the lecture series. As chief Teacher and Pastor of the Archdiocese, I must ask that you...
  • New Oakland bishop called conservative

    01/18/2003 2:24:24 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies · 151+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/18/03 | Don Lattin
    <p>Bishop Allen Vigneron, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church in the East Bay, arrives with conservative credentials, friends in the Vatican and a hard act to follow.</p> <p>Vigneron, an auxiliary bishop in Detroit, was named by Pope John Paul II last week to replace retiring Bishop John Cummins, a popular and relatively liberal prelate who has gently shepherded the Diocese of Oakland for the past 25 years.</p>
  • REMARKS BY ADAM CARDINAL MAIDA [Cardinal Dampens Granholm's Big Day]

    01/09/2003 6:25:30 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 20 replies · 210+ views
    Official Site of the Archdiocese of Detroit ^ | 1-1-2003 | Adam Cardinal Maida
    REMARKS BY ADAM CARDINAL MAIDA INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM JANUARY 1, 2003 Your Honor, Governor Granholm, my fellow religious and civic leaders, and fellow citizens of our great state of Michigan: In the name of the two million Catholics of the state of Michigan, I offer the promise of our prayers and a cooperative spirit to work with you, Governor Granholm, and all the newlyelected officials, as you begin your terms of office. You will soon be taking the oath of office, an act of commitment before God and all of us, a pledge to serve the common...
  • [Pro-abort] Granholm protesters gather at cathedral

    12/09/2002 12:18:37 PM PST · by victim soul · 12 replies · 320+ views
    lansing State Journal | 12.9.02 | Christine MacDonald
    A half dozen pro-life protesters stood outside St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing during Sunday services to demonstrate against Gov.-elect Jennifer Granholm's position on abortion. The group, called Stop Granholm - Church and Truth Project, disagrees with the Diocese of Lansing's decision to host an interfaith prayer service at the church on Inauguration Day on Jan. 1. Granholm has said she is personally opposed to abortion but supports abortion rights. "It sends the wrong message," said Monica Migliorino Miller, the group's director. "She surrounds herself with the proper Catholic symbols to appear like everything is fine with her but it's not."...
  • Anti-Granholm case taken to Cardinal Maida's door

    09/10/2002 8:19:03 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 9/1/02 | brad Heath
    <p>DETROIT -- Anti-abortion activists took their complaints about Attorney General Jennifer Granholm to Cardinal Adam Maida's doorstep Saturday. That prompted a Catholic church official to say the protests that have dogged Granholm for months are inappropriate.</p> <p>Many of the demonstrators have picketed outside Granholm's Plymouth church since early June. They want Maida to renounce her gubernatorial campaign because they say her pro-choice stand on abortion clashes with her Roman Catholic faith.</p>

    08/16/2002 8:55:20 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 37 replies · 825+ views
    Lifesite ^ | 8/14/2002
    Priest Warps Catholic Teaching on "Pro-Choice" PLYMOUTH, MI, August 14, 2002 ( - Michigan gubernatorial candidate and Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) parish member Jennifer Granholm has caused an uproar in her church after her parish priest defended her "pro-choice" views in the Sunday bulletin. After Granholm was permitted to leaflet parishioners, Fr. Doc Ortman, associate pastor at OLGC, responded to parishioners concerns about Granholm (a supporter of partial-birth abortion) with warped Catholic teaching. "Many people have come to me in the two weeks just past to ask about television ads which point out that Ms Granholm, our sister,...
  • Abortion ‘Shuffle’ shows Granholm’s political character

    08/05/2002 4:58:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 314+ views
    Right to Life of Michigan Issues Warning to All Voters Grand Rapids, Mich. – Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing issued a warning to all Michigan voters trying to sort out fact from fiction in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Listing’s comments focused on Attorney General Jennifer Granholm’s deceptive skill at playing both sides of an issue. “Jennifer Granholm has mastered the Bill Clinton technique of saying one thing, while implying another, and many times not really saying anything at all,” Listing said. “Every voter, prolife or otherwise, should be suspicious of this type of deceptive political character. Granholm’s...
  • Anti-Granholm case taken to Cardinal Maida's door

    09/02/2002 6:18:56 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 5 replies · 246+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | 9-2-2002 | Brad Heath
    <p>DETROIT -- Anti-abortion activists took their complaints about Attorney General Jennifer Granholm to Cardinal Adam Maida's doorstep Saturday. That prompted a Catholic church official to say the protests that have dogged Granholm for months are inappropriate. Many of the demonstrators have picketed outside Granholm's Plymouth church since early June. They want Maida to renounce her gubernatorial campaign because they say her pro-choice stand on abortion clashes with her Roman Catholic faith. "For Mrs. Granholm to claim public Catholic support while rejecting a basic teaching of the faith at best is wrong, and at worst is opportunistic and hypocritical," said Nancy Restuccia of Canton, who organized the Saturday protest and prayer vigil by about 60 activists. Responding to the complaints, Archdiocese of Detroit spokesman Ned McGrath issued a statement saying Maida has "called all Catholics and people of good will to affirm the value of life." The message urged Catholics to "familiarize themselves" with a Michigan Catholic Conference election guide that calls abortion "the preeminent threat to human dignity." But another archdiocese official, Christian services director Dan Piepszowski, said the picketing should end. "Let's stop the protests and let's have some dialogue," he said. "In extreme cases, this kind of demonstration might be appropriate. But right now I'm not sure it makes sense." Demonstrators carried signs and prayed on the sidewalk outside Maida's house and the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on Woodward north of downtown for an hour Saturday morning. Granholm spokesman Chris De Witt said the candidate's position shouldn't put her at odds with Catholics. "She has her personal beliefs, which are consistent with her faith. But she does not believe she should impose her views on others," he said from Lansing. Granholm faces Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus, an abortion opponent, in the Nov. 5 gubernatorial election. Demonstrators said a Catholic candidate shouldn't be pro-choice. "She can't say in good conscience she's a Catholic and supports the slaughter of human life," said Monica Migliorino Miller, a theology professor at St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake who was among those outside the cathedral. "She has to decide what she wants to be."</p>
  • Michigan Catholics Oppose New Gov's Inauguration Plans

    12/05/2002 11:49:19 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 19 replies · 245+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 4 Dec 02 | Unlisted
    <p>Lansing, MI -- Pro-life Michigan Catholics, angered by Gov.-elect Jennifer Granholm's pro-abortion stance, are protesting her plans to hold an interfaith prayer service at a Catholic church before her inauguration. The service is scheduled for the morning of Jan. 1.</p>
  • Priest does penance for abortion letter

    11/08/2002 8:16:14 PM PST · by madprof98 · 7 replies · 205+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 10/30/02 | Kim Kozlowski
    <p>TROY -- Cardinal Adam Maida, concerned with a published letter signed by priests defending Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Granholm's position on abortion, has "addressed the matter," archdiocesan officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>One of the priests, the Rev. Kenneth R. Kaucheck, told his 10,000 parishioners at St. Anastasia in Troy that although his letter was edited and distorted, he would do penance this week for writing it.</p>
  • Catholic social teaching divides Michigan women

    10/27/2002 9:49:11 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 25 replies · 235+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 10-27-2002 | Anita Lienert
    <p>Use of this site indicates your agreement to the Terms of Service (updated 08/09/2001).</p> <p>On Oct. 6, Cardinal Adam Maida said at the National Shrine of the Little Flower church that Catholic political leaders "may never advocate for or actively support legislation which would allow direct attacks on innocent human life."</p>
  • A Pastor’s Descant (Comments on Fr. "Doc" Ortmann and Jennifer Granholm)

    08/29/2002 10:15:33 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 6 replies · 79+ views
    Assumption Grotto Catholic Church ^ | 25AUG2002 | Rev. Eduard Perrone
    A Pastor’s Descant August 25, 2002 In a recent issue of Crisis Magazine, there was an interview with various prominent non- believers who were asked, severally, various questions about their perceptions of the Christian faith. It was interesting to read their responses to questions such as ‘What do you think of when you think of Christians?’, and ‘What are the questions you’d most like Christians to answer?’ I don’t intend to report here on all the interesting replies to these questions by the queried non- believers that included a law professor at Yale University, an editor of national monthly review,...
  • A "Catholic" pro-abortion view....

    10/19/2002 5:12:43 PM PDT · by narses · 48 replies · 868+ views
    <p>Three professors in an Oct. 17 column assert the incompatibility of Jennifer Granholm's public stance on abortion with her personally expressed faith in the official teachings of the Catholic Church ("Granholm's abortion stance is off base: Natural law as well as faith refute her view"). The question is a complex one and deserves more than a statement of condemnation in the most general terms.</p>
  • Cardinal Maida on Respect Life Month and Election 2002

    10/06/2002 11:10:20 AM PDT · by cebadams · 3 replies · 101+ views
    Archdiocese web site ^ | October 6, 2002 | Adam Cardinal Maida
    My Brothers and Sisters in the Lord: Our annual Respect Life observance takes on special meaning and significance this October 2002 as we continue to remember with sorrow last year's terrorist attacks, and as we prepare for next month's election. Daily, we hear reports of many forms of violence and abuse to human life near and far. Now more than ever, we recognize that the gift of life is precious, yet very fragile. As we reflect on the wide-scale violent abuse of life, we cannot help but be dismayed that over one million lives are being lost each year to...
  • Activists Push Church to Excommunicate Pro-choice Candidate

    08/27/2002 5:42:56 PM PDT · by happytobealive · 154 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | August 27, 2002 | Joel Kurth
    <p>PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP -- Anti-abortion activists have launched a small but vocal movement to excommunicate pro-choice Attorney General Jennifer Granholm from the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p>Since early June, a group of 10-30 protesters have picketed outside of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth Township, where the Democratic nominee for governor is a member. Foes say Granholm is a heretic because she is Catholic yet adamantly pro-choice.</p>
  • FREEP the Abortion Parish This Morning

    08/25/2002 8:51:23 AM PDT · by happytobealive · 55 replies · 384+ views
    Based on Various Publications | August 25, 2002 | happytobealive
    SUPPORT THE PRO-LIFE GROUND TROOPS WITH YOUR LONG-RANGE E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS. It’s Sunday morning and pro-life protesters are at full force pricking the consciences of the churchgoers at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan. Why don't we have messages waiting for the parish staff as they return from mass. Surely the Cardinal also would want to hear from us. SITUATION SUMMARY: Jennifer Grandholm, pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate, is a lector at the parish. On August 4, the Associate Pastor, Fr. Doc Ortman, published an essay in the parish bulletin saying a person’s views on abortion should have...