Eyes on Jesus with Archbishop Vigneron
A Podcast with Detroit's Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
About the show
Tune in every month as Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, shares his vision for the missionary transformation of the Church in southeast Michigan and talks about the early fruits of our movement to Unleash the Gospel.
Archbishop Vigneron is joined by hosts Mary Wilkerson, parishioner at St. Michael Parish in Livonia, and Michael Chamberland, parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington Hills. The name of the podcast, Eyes on Jesus, comes from Archbishop’s apostolic motto ASPICIENTES IN IESUM.
Episode 39: The Sacrament of Baptism
March 15th, 2023 | Season 1 | 41 mins 42 secs
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Our Eyes on Jesus cohosts discuss the Sacrament of Baptism: what happens during the rite, how it effects the soul of the baptized, and how it serves as a “doorway” through which we become disciples of Christ and receive access to the other sacraments and all the graces that flow from them.
Episode 38: Living Lent
February 20th, 2023 | Season 1 | 46 mins 17 secs
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Lent is traditionally a time for Catholics to devote more time to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This month, our Eyes on Jesus co-hosts discuss how to “live Lent” in a deeper way and reflect on God’s power to use our sin to help us grow in holiness.
Episode 37: Mission Priorities
January 18th, 2023 | Season 1 | 45 mins 51 secs
Archbishop Vigneron discusses the “mission priorities” for the remainder of his episcopacy: Families of Parishes, Catholic schools, communications, and priestly vocations.
Episode 36: Advent and the Second Coming
December 16th, 2022 | Season 1 | 37 mins 51 secs
Archbishop Vigneron explains our focus in Advent on the Second Coming: What that means, why we focus on this during Advent, and how we Catholics should prepare for Christ to come again.
Episode 35: The Communion of Saints
November 16th, 2022 | Season 1 | 42 mins 58 secs
Archbishop Vigneron discusses the Communion of Saints, the union between the saints on earth, in purgatory, and in heaven.
Episode 34: Permanent Diaconate and Religious Life
October 19th, 2022 | Season 1 | 38 mins 32 secs
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Archbishop Vigneron discusses vocations to the permanent diaconate and religious life, emphasizing the many ways one can be called to ministry in the local Church.
Episode 33: Respect Life Month
September 21st, 2022 | Season 1 | 44 mins 56 secs
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Archbishop Vigneron discusses Respect Life Month in October, including its significance this year as people in Michigan prepare to vote on Proposal 3, which seeks to include unregulated abortion rights in the state constitution. Note to readers: This episode was recorded in early September, before the proposal was officially placed on the ballot.
Episode 32: Eucharistic Revival
July 20th, 2022 | Season 1 | 51 mins 30 secs
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Archbishop Vigneron discusses the recently-launched National Eucharistic Revival and how, as Catholics, we can help ourselves and others foster a renewed devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist.
Episode 31: Year of Prayer For Priestly Vocations
June 28th, 2022 | Season 1 | 41 mins 41 secs
Archbishop Vigneron discusses the Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations in the Archdiocese of Detroit, a time for us to become united in prayer, working toward a culture that fosters and celebrates vocations to the priesthood.
Episode 30: A Pro-Life Response
May 25th, 2022 | Season 1 | 45 mins 44 secs
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As we await a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson case on abortion, Archbishop Vigneron is joined by guest host Rebecca Mastee, a policy advocate with the Michigan Catholic Conference, to discuss the Church’s response to abortion and efforts to support every woman, child, and family in need.
April 20th, 2022 | Season 1 | 46 mins 40 secs
Archbishop Vigneron discusses the kerygma – the simple, radical, joyful message of the Gospel – and how we can share it in our parishes and families.
Episode 28: The Sacrament of Reconciliation
March 15th, 2022 | Season 1 | 50 mins 10 secs
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Archbishop discusses the Sacrament of Reconciliation, including its basis in Sacred Scripture, its importance in the lives of faithful Catholics, and some of his personal experiences as a penitent.
Episode 27: Stewardship
February 24th, 2022 | Season 1 | 43 mins 10 secs
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Archbishop Vigneron discusses what it means to be a good steward, discerning how God wants us to use His gifts of time, talent, and treasure to advance His kingdom.
Episode 26: Catholic Schools
January 18th, 2022 | Season 1 | 46 mins 30 secs
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Archbishop Vigneron discusses the mission of Catholic schools and their renewal in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Episode 25: Radical Hospitality
December 16th, 2021 | Season 1 | 45 mins 10 secs
Archbishop Vigneron discusses the Biblical roots of radical, unusually gracious hospitality, how Catholics can practice it in their own lives, and how it can provide a lens through which to view the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Episode 24: A Synodal Church
November 8th, 2021 | Season 1 | 53 mins 51 secs
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Archbishop Vigneron discusses what it means to be a Synodal Church: What is a synod, a review of Synod 16, and the graces that have followed, and what’s ahead with the global Synod on Synodality.