Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Bethy Ramirez-Sanchez, standing, and Sean McNeal are two of the 160 freshmen attending the opening year at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Coming from opposite ends of the metropolitan area to the midtown Atlanta school, by way of MARTA train, Ramirez-Sanchez travels from Lawrenceville and McNeal travels from Peachtree City.Photo By Michael Alexander
Bethy Ramirez-Sanchez, standing, and Sean McNeal are two of the 160 freshmen attending the opening year at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Coming from opposite ends of the metropolitan area to the midtown Atlanta school, by way of MARTA train, Ramirez-Sanchez travels from Lawrenceville and McNeal travels from Peachtree City.

‘What if every student had a job?’ Atlanta takes up the Cristo Rey challenge

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School opened its doors in August with some 160 students in the inaugural freshman class of this Atlanta school. It’s the first Catholic high school to open in the center of the city since the 1970s when St. Joseph High School closed. Marist School moved from its downtown campus beside […] Full Story

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  • Buford

    Priests convene, add their pastoral plan recommendations

    BUFORD—Priests of the Atlanta Archdiocese paused from their ministries recently as they voted on what may become the pastoral priorities of the Catholic Church here over the next five years. Some 180 clergymen attended the convocation of priests, held at Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier, from Monday, Sept. 8, to Thursday, Sept. 11, to add […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    See ‘face of Christ’ in young migrants, Ga. bishops ask

    ATLANTA—The bishops of Georgia have called on their faith communities to “seek opportunities to welcome and serve” the wave of unaccompanied immigrant children and teenagers and young families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and are now being sheltered in various states, including Georgia. Catholics should “recognize the face of Christ in each migrating person,” […] Full Story

  • Jonesboro

    Priest chaplain who died in decisive Civil War battle remembered

    JONESBORO—With hands over hearts, community members gathered the morning of Saturday, Aug. 30, on the lawn of the historic courthouse in Jonesboro to recall the sacrifice of the first Catholic chaplain to die on the battlefield in U.S. military history. Benedictine Father Emmeran Bliemel, native son of Bavaria, Germany, died on the first afternoon of […] Full Story

  • Washington

    Ice bucket challenge spotlights pro-life research center

    WASHINGTON (CNS)—Few people think of Iowa City, Iowa, as a hotbed of medical research. But in a roundabout way more Catholics are beginning to take notice of a Catholic, pro-life medical research center. This summer’s ALS ice bucket challenge craze has netted nearly $100 million in donations for the ALS Association as celebrities and commoners […] Full Story