Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Young people in traditional dress cheer as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with representatives of religious communities working in South Korea during an encounter in Kkottongnae, South Korea, Aug. 16.CNS photo/Paul Haring
Young people in traditional dress cheer as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with representatives of religious communities working in South Korea during an encounter in Kkottongnae, South Korea, Aug. 16.

South Korea

Charity, forgiveness keys to Korean reunification, says pope

SEOUL, South Korea (CNS)—Pope Francis told Korean Catholics that the reunification of their divided peninsula as well as the harmony of South Korean society depend on the practice of Gospel virtues, especially charity and forgiveness. God’s promise to restore unity and prosperity to “a people dispersed by disaster and division … is inseparably tied to […] Full Story

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Local News

  • 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

  • Atlanta

    Link with businesses attracts 160 students to new Cristo Rey Atlanta

    ATLANTA—Some 160 first-year students filled Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School on Monday, Aug. 4, as the newest Catholic high school in the community opened. After nearly a year and a half of planning to start the school, some students arrived before the doors even opened at the 680 West Peachtree Street building. “It’s alive. […] Full Story