On Saturday, 11 June the annual Call To Holiness conference will he held in Livonia, MI near Detroit.

Speakers include:
Jeff Cavins
Fr. Clement Machado, SOLT
Paul Rondeau
Raymond de Souza
Johnnette Benkovic
Fr. Edmund McCaffrey, OblSD
Al Kresta

Archbp. Alan Vigneron sent a warm message of support for Call To Holiness.

I have spoken at Call To Holiness in the past.  It is a fine event.

Also, this weekend in Detroit there will be a gather of dissenters called the American Catholic Council.  Archbishop Alan Vigneron has made it clear that this ACC group has nothing to do with the Archdiocese of Detroit.  The ACC should not be given any support.

There is some Q&A about the ACC on the site of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Archbp. Vigneron’s statement.

The Call To Holiness Conference will be as good as the ACC thing is bad.

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  1. NoraLee9 says:

    I believe there is a word for dissenters of this sort: Protestants.

  2. irishgirl says:

    NoraLee9-amen to that!
    And bravo to the Archbishop of Detroit for calling them out!

  3. DBuote says:

    (Fr?) Raymond De Souza

  4. flyfree432 says:

    I would go – to the Call to Holiness conference, except that the Diocese of Lansing has its priestly ordinations the same morning. I will be at the cathedral to support our transitional deacons as they become priests.

  5. msproule says:

    It is not Fr. Raymond de Souza…a strange coincidence though!

  6. tealady24 says:

    Anything with “American Catholic” in its name is trouble; I love Johnnette, and have been listening to her for many years.

  7. Tim Ferguson says:

    Up until earlier this afternoon, the power was out at the hall where the American “Catholic” Council is to be held. It’s apparently on now, but there have also been problems with the watermain underneath the building. Please pray that many are dissauded from attending this heresy-fest, and that the Holy Spirit truly enlighten the hearts and minds of the attendees to bring them back to “obedience and orthodoxy, sanctity and sanity” as the late, great Fr. Buchanan used to pray.

    Pray also for the Archbishop of Detroit and for those around him who need to deal with the questions from the press this weekend. This could be a great opportunity for some real evangelization to take place as they try to explain what’s wrong with the ACC agenda.

  8. s i says:

    obedience and orthodoxy, sanctity and sanity” as the late, great Fr. Buchanan used to pray.

    I like that!

  9. tioedong says:

    could I suggest they put it on Youtube…there simply isn’t enough mainstream Catholic stuff there, and a lot of us would like to hear or see the conference speakers…

  10. eiggam says:

    Thank you for alerting us to the good and bad in the Motor City this weekend. I enjoyed Call to Holiness many years ago and am glad that it is still there as I lost track of things through address changes. All in my prayers. Safe Journey, Fr. Z!

  11. Patti Day says:

    Father, I look forward to Monday’s blog. Prayers for you and all the attendees at the Call to Holiness Conference. TY for the Q&A on ACC.

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