Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

After laying a wreath at the memorial for Civil War chaplain, Benedictine Father Emmeran Bliemel, Staff Sgt. Cameron Janzen, left, and Staff Sgt. Joshua Koon, members of the 94th Air Wing at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, salute the memorial display.Photo By Michael Alexander
After laying a wreath at the memorial for Civil War chaplain, Benedictine Father Emmeran Bliemel, Staff Sgt. Cameron Janzen, left, and Staff Sgt. Joshua Koon, members of the 94th Air Wing at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, salute the memorial display.

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

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  • 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

  • Clarksville

    Growing St. Mark Church, Clarkesville, sustains ‘family’ spirit

    CLARKSVILLE—On a recent Saturday afternoon, 15-year-old Elidia Mora, in an aqua blue dress adorned with sequins, was the center of attention. She sat in a special chair, set apart from the gathering of some 30 family and friends at St. Mark Church. They were there to celebrate a “quinceañera,” a Mexican traditional rite of passage […] Full Story

  • Jonesboro

    Local Knights start fund for future Catholic chaplains

    JONESBORO—Named for a Civil War Catholic chaplain killed on the battlefield, the Father Emmeran Bliemel O.S.B. Assembly of the Knights of Columbus marked the 150th anniversary of the priest’s death by announcing a new fund that could help support priestly vocations to serve the military. Following a memorial Mass Aug. 30 at St. Philip Benizi […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    After summer travel, Atlanta Boy Choir preparing for new season

    ATLANTA—The Atlanta Boy Choir recently returned from travels to Poland and the Czech Republic, where the group was invited to participate in the honoring of Pope John Paul II’s being elevated to sainthood. The choir sang at St. Pope John Paul’s home church in Krakow as well as at the Great Cathedral of St. John […] Full Story