My son came home for the summer after his first year at college, and announced that he was no longer going to attend Mass,...
My supervisor wants me to hire his nephew for the summer. We have other, more-qualified applicants – this doesn’t feel right. Is...
Gospel for May 28 – The Ascension of the Lord: And he said to them, “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and...
Feast Day: May 30 Thanks to movies, books and popular legend, St. Joan of Arc seems more familiar than many saints because we...

From the Bishop

As Catholics, it is good for us to reflect upon Mary since May is dedicated to her, and we are...

Easter - the Heart of our Faith

April this year has two weeks of Lent (...

We are never finished with mercy

It seems we are not done with mercy! Pope...

Standing on two legs

We are standing on two legs! In 2012, our...

Your Stories

Gordon Terwilliger is knocking on heaven’s door. Perhaps lightly tapping would be a more apt...
Priesthood or Marriage? Jacob trusts in discernment process
Jacob Kanclerz always thought he would get...
Learning to trust God's call - Tyler's first year of seminary
Seminarian Tyler Arens is like most Catholics....
Evangelizing in Friendship
Carol Demshuk and Lela Vandenberg spoke at the...

Your Faith

Dear Fr. Joe: My wife wants to baptize our grandkids in the kitchen sink. I think we should not...
Lectio Divina - Praying through the year with Scripture
Gospel for May 28 – The Ascension of the Lord...
St. Joan of Arc, patron saint of France
Feast Day: May 30 Thanks to movies, books and...
Pope Watch - May 2017
Pictured right: Pope Francis waves to...

Witness to Hope

For more than 100 years, St. Mary Cathedral has served as the center of the Catholic Church for the...
Campaign brought parish together
For 73 years, Charles Filice has called St. Mary...
Introducing The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Lansing
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Lansing...
'Extraordinary Moments' Alongside the Challenges
As a child, Msgr. Michael D. Murphy contemplated...

From the Editor

The conversation usually begins something like this: “Father Dwight, would you pray for me this...
The Liturgies of Holy Week lead us into Easter

You may recall that in last month's column, I...

Engage in some Lenten Housekeeping

In just a few short weeks, we will mark the...

How our parish school led a student to conversion

In July of this past year, I became pastor of...

Your Life

A short time ago, I met up with a couple of friends for coffee at a small café, and ordered an egg...
A stranger disciplined my 4-year-old son
Somebody scolded my 4-year-old son in the...
It’s summertime - Do I volunteer or get a job?
Sometimes, parents and teens disagree about how...
My son is home from college and won't go to mass
My son came home for the summer after his first...

Special Reports

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Mary to three young visionaries in the...
Special Report: Immigration and Refugee Crisis
The Middle East Conflict in the Middle East, in...
Finding Jesus - a CNN series
This spring, CNN presents the second season of...
Special Report: The 40 days of Lent
History of Lent - What did fasting used to look...