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Posted on 11/25/2018 05:00 AM (Archdiocese of Detroit - Featured News)
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Monsignor Thaddeus Ozog (1930-1994). Ordained in 1956. An allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review Board, considered, and has been deemed credible.
The Detroit Archdiocese – as is its practice – shared the complaint against him with civil authorities.The Review Board also commissioned an independent investigation of the allegation. When presented to the Review Board, the findings from that investigation were found to be credible, that is, having a “semblance of truth.”
The Archdiocese encourages anyone who has been abused to contact civil authorities. Individuals may also call the victim assistance coordinator at (866) 343-8055 or visit protect.aod.org. This website also contains information on removed clergy, reporting protocols, and Archdiocesan policies and practices. There are no deadlines on reporting the sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and other church representatives.
Education: Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit; SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake; University of Detroit, Detroit.
1956 – 1958: Associate Pastor, Our Lady Help of Christians, Detroit
1958: Associate Pastor, St. Columban, Birmingham
1958: Associate Pastor, Our Lady of the Lakes, Waterford
1959 – 1975: Instructor (1959); Registrar (1962); Dean (1968); Rector (1970), Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
1975: Associate Pastor, St. Hillary, Detroit
1975: Associate Pastor, St. Mary, Wayne
1976 – 1978: Pastor, St. Roch, Flat Rock
1978 – 1994: Pastor, St. Florian, Hamtramck
Posted on 11/5/2018 05:00 AM (Archdiocese of Detroit - Featured News)
The Department of Communications shares the following message from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron as he enters a seven-day period of prayer and reparation leading up to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 2018 Fall General Assembly, which takes place November 12-14 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the bishops’ general assembly, where we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With my brother bishops across the nation, I will be dedicating myself to seven days of intensified prayer and fasting, from Monday, November 5, through Sunday, November 11. The intentions for this period of prayer and sacrifice are three-fold:
· For the healing and support of all victims of clergy sexual abuse.
· For the conversion and just punishment of perpetrators and concealers of sexual abuse.
· For the strength of the bishops to be holy shepherds in protecting and leading our sheep from all harm.
If you feel called to do so, you are welcome to join me in praying for these intentions.
I would also be grateful for any prayers for me and my brother bishops during our general assembly, that we may follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in responding to the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse in the Church.
In sending you this letter, these words of St. Paul come to mind: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal 6:20). It is my solemn duty as Archbishop to assume in prayer the burdens of our wounded Church. Thank you for your willingness to consider praying with me and for me as I join my brother bishops in this nationwide effort of prayer and reparation. Please be assured of my prayers for you, as well.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit
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Posted on 10/27/2018 04:00 AM (Archdiocese of Detroit - Featured News)
The Department of Communications shares the following statement from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, in response to the October 27 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
I am deeply saddened to hear of the terrible tragedy which occurred Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. As Catholic Christians, we stand with faith communities around the country – and the world – in condemning the actions of anyone who commits a crime of hatred and bigotry. In particular, it is especially heinous when that crime targets people in their place of worship. I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to my Jewish brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh, as well as here in Metro Detroit. My prayers are with the victims and their families during this time of senseless tragedy.
Posted on 10/24/2018 04:00 AM (Archdiocese of Detroit - Featured News)
In response to media inquiries concerning Archbishop John Nienstedt, the Archdiocese of Detroit released the following statement:
This summer, Archbishop Nienstedt announced his intention to move back to southeast Michigan to live in a house he owns. At that time, Archbishop Vigneron asked Archbishop Nienstedt – and he agreed – to abstain from public ministry in the Archdiocese of Detroit. That agreement remains in effect.