I live in the suburbs of Detroit — near Ann Arbor to be exact. People ask me, “Aren’t you afraid to go to Israel?” I usually laugh and retort, “No, I’m afraid to go into Detroit!”
Today it was announced that Detroit has a new archbishop to replace the retiring Cardinal Maida. Bishop Allen Vigneron will take archbishop’s chair and receive the pallium.
I served on a Board of Directors for several years with Bishop Vigneron and found him to be very orthodox, astute, detail-oriented and faithfully Catholic. I pray for him as he steps into the important position as shepherd of 1.4 million Catholics that live in Metro Detroit.