Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Middle school students at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Atlanta, pour the first of four large containers of ice and water on Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory's head as he participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Archbishop Gregory made a donation to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City, IA.Photo by Michael Alexander
Middle school students at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Atlanta, pour the first of four large containers of ice and water on Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory's head as he participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Archbishop Gregory made a donation to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City, IA.

Washington

Catholic schools, dioceses determine how to take part in ALS fundraising effort

WASHINGTON (CNS)—The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a major fundraising effort that began this summer to raise money to research a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has left many people scratching their heads. The challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head and nominating others to go through the […] Full Story

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  • Newnan

    Church here can bring hope to new generation in Haiti, priest-educator says

    NEWNAN—Stopping to give a belated New Year’s blessing to a friend saved the life of Msgr. André Pierre in January 2010 as an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck his native Haiti. Msgr. Pierre, president of the Catholic University of Notre Dame of Haiti, spoke about the devastating earthquake and the recovery of […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Atlanta Melkite Catholics celebrate the ordination of a new deacon

    ATLANTA—On the day he was to become a deacon, Elie Hanna was led by two deacons to circle the altar three times as he kissed its corners as a sign “his life revolves around the altar of God.” As the spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in the United States presented him with […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Carrying Catholic faith into new areas, Holy Cross Church built strong lay community

    ATLANTA—The music ministry of Holy Cross Church in Atlanta is flourishing, with four choirs and an offshoot theater ministry that produces entertaining musicals for the entire community in support of outreach to the poor. That’s different from how the music program first started 50 years ago—with a donated keyboard that had fallen off the back […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Parishes add their voices to pastoral planning

    ATLANTA—As the summer winds down, the pastoral planning process in the Archdiocese of Atlanta continues apace with recommendations for the plan coming in from parishes large and small, metro and rural. The people in the local churches and missions have now had an opportunity to participate in this vital mission of building a five-year pastoral […] Full Story