Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

Birthday: 21 October 1948
Education:

Bachelor’s in Philosophy – Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, MI
Bachelor’s in Classical languages – Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, MI
Bachelor’s of Sacred Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Licentiate in Sacred Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Master’s in Philosophy – School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Doctorate of Philosophy – School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Ordination: 26 July 1975
Episcopate: 9 July 1996
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Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on the Issues

Viganò testimony

Supports investigating Archbishop Viganò’s claims
  • On August 27, Archbishop Vigneron released a statement saying “We have nothing to fear in facing squarely the allegations made by Archbishop Viganò. I join with the priests and people of the Archdiocese of Detroit in praying for the triumph of truth and transparency – and praying that it comes quickly. Whether the Archbishop’s claims are confirmed or proved to be unfounded, the truth which comes to light will show us the sure path to the purification and reform of the Church.” (Archdiocese of Detroit)

Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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Homosexuality

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  • A dissident pro-gay Catholic group has been holding “Dignity Masses” in the Archdiocese of Detroit since 1974. Notoriously pro-homosexual retired auxiliary bishop of Detroit Thomas Gumbleton presided over the group’s mass in 2013. Archbishop Vigneron has done nothing to censure the group or to disallow its existence.. (Church Militant)
  • Multiple pro-gay Catholic activists and “LGBT” groups praised Archbishop Vigneron after he issued a statement in 2015 saying that it shouldn’t be the goal to steer people away from Holy Communion. The statement was released ahead of a major conference on the church and homosexuality put on by Vigneron’s diocese. Many pro-homosexual Catholics viewed Vigneron’s remarks as a walk back of a 2013 statement where he said Catholics who support homosexual unions should not receive communion. (Detroit Free Press)
  • In 2013, Archbishop Vigneron said Catholics who support same-sex “marriage” should not present themselves for Holy Communion. To do so would “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.” A retired auxiliary bishop of Detroit told Catholics to ignore Vigneron’s remarks. Another Detroit priest said his statement was “kind of insensitive.” Multiple pro-gay groups and media outlets were furious with Vigneron’s remarks. (CatholicVote)

Abortion politics

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Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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  • Archbishop Vigneron invited the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to care for and run St. Joseph Oratory in downtown Detroit as a fully Traditional Latin Mass parish beginning in the fall of 2016. Archbishop Vigneron said he wanted the Church to be repaired and restored because of its “rich history and beautiful buildings.” (Church Militant)

Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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