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Reverend James Bilot

Reverend James Bilot appointed Pastor of St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms, effective July 1, 2019. Father Bilot is currently serving as Pastor of Divine Child Parish, Dearborn. 

Reverend Marko Djonovic

Reverend Marko Djonovic appointed Administrator of St. Moses the Black Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, 2019.  Father Djonovic is currently serving as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Detroit.

Reverend Michael Suhy

Reverend Michael Suhy appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth, effective July 1, 2019.  Father Suhy is currently serving as Pastor of St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren.

Reverend Daniel Zaleski

Reverend Daniel Zaleski granted Senior Status, effective March 1, 2019.  Father Zaleski is currently serving as Pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Dearborn Heights. 

Regarding laicization of Theodore McCarrick

In response to the Holy See’s announcement that Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, has been dismissed from the clerical state, Archbishop Vigneron joined the USCCB in affirming that no one is exempt from being held accountable for their actions.

Archbishop Vigneron’s statement:
 

“The Holy See’s announcement regarding Theodore McCarrick reinforces the Church’s renewed commitment to protecting everyone – especially minors and vulnerable adults – from sexual abuse and ensuring those who would commit abuse have no place in ministry. There is no excuse – ever – for the crime of sexual abuse, especially by those in Church leadership. Pope Francis’ judgment in this high-profile case affirms that no one is exempt from being held accountable.
 
“In the Detroit archdiocese, I continue to keep our focus on the healing of victim-survivors – healing that is not possible without true transparency and a rebuilding of trust.”

 
To read statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), please click here.
 
To report sexual abuse by clergy or church representatives, contact local authorities or go to protect.aod.org.