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Reverend Bradley Forintos

Reverend Bradley Forintos appointed Associate Pastor of Our Lady on the River Parish, Marine City, effective August 20, 2018.  Father Forintos is currently serving as Associate Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Port Huron.

Archbishop Vigneron on Recent News Concerning Clergy Sexual Abuse

In response to a letter from Pope Francis concerning sexual abuse of children in the Church, Archbishop of Detroit Allen H. Vigneron on Monday, August 20 issued a message to the faithful urging all to read and reflect on the Holy Father’s words.

  • Click here to read Archbishop’s message and the letter from Pope Francis

On August 13, Archbishop Vigneron released a letter to the faithful offering prayers for victims of clergy abuse and affirming the need for accountability among clergy. The letter was written in anticipation of the release of a grand jury report on clergy abuse in Pennsylvania and in light of revelations of misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

“My prayers today are with the victims of abuse at the hands of clergy worldwide, particularly those represented in the grand jury report in Pennsylvania. The allegations contained in that report, as well as recent allegations of sinful behavior involving former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – regardless of when and where they happened – are daunting tests of faith for you in the Church, her leadership and our ongoing efforts towards abuse prevention and response.”


The Archdiocese of Detroit places no deadlines or time limits on reporting the sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and other personnel. Be it five, fifteen, or 50 years later, our diocese accepts and responds to all reports. To speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator, please call (866) 343-8055 or email vac@aod.org.


Reverend David Bechill

Reverend David Bechill appointed Associate Pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Lincoln Park, effective August 20, 2018.  Father Bechill is currently serving as Associate Pastor of Our Lady on the River Parish, Marine City.

Reverend Darrell Roman

Reverend Darrell Roman granted a medical leave of absence effective July 10, 2018. Father Roman had been serving as Pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, St. Clair Shores.

Archdiocese newspaper 'The Michigan Catholic' to be replaced with digital news website and service

The Archdiocese of Detroit on Wednesday announced it is replacing The Michigan Catholic print newspaper with Detroit Catholic, a comprehensive digital news website and service. Starting this fall, Detroit Catholic will feature free, daily and engaging news coverage of missionary activities of the local church in southeast Michigan.

To facilitate this news transformation, The Michigan Catholic newspaper will cease print publication after the August 24 issue, with an anticipated digital launch of the Detroit Catholic website in November.

The new online news service will continue providing the award-winning coverage and feature stories Michigan Catholic readers expect. However, the transition to Detroit Catholic will allow the archdiocese to enhance that coverage and broaden its storytelling and reach.

Details of this transition are being shared this week with Michigan Catholic subscribers and advertisers, as well as archdiocesan parishes and schools.

  • Read letter to the faithful from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

Reverend Raymond Bucon

Reverend Raymond Bucon granted Senior Status effective July 1, 2018.  Father Bucon was previously on a Medical Leave of Absence.

Reverend Donald Sopiak

Reverend Donald Sopiak granted Senior Status effective July 1, 2018.  Father Sopiak was previously on a Medical Leave of Absence.

Reverend Timothy Babcock

Reverend Timothy Babcock granted Senior Status effective July 1, 2018.  Father was previously serving in the Office for Clergy and Consecrated Life.  Father Babcock will continue to act as part-time liaison for International priests, part-time Judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal, Chaplain for the Felician Sisters in Livonia and delegate for Catholic Cemeteries.

Monsignor Timothy Hogan

Monsignor Timothy Hogan relieved of his duties as Temporary Administrator of Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson, effective July 13, 2018.  Monsignor Hogan is the Pastor of St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills.

Reverend Anthony Richter

Reverend Anthony Richter appointed Temporary Administrator of Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson, effective July 14, 2018, in addition to his continuing responsibilities as Pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Lincoln Park.