Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

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A cross decorated with silk flowers is seen inside the sanctuary of the mission at Tumacacori National Historic Park in southern Arizona. Ash Wednesday, observed March 1 this year, marks the start of the penitential season of Lent, a time of reflection, prayer, fasting and charity before Easter.

Pope Francis’ Lent message on rich man and Lazarus: ‘The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift’

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Atlanta

    Rule of love, spiritual poverty, draws lay people to be Secular Franciscans

    Second in a series ATLANTA—Every religious order has a special charism, and for the Franciscans it’s about fraternity. On the second Saturday of each month, a group of some 30 Catholics gathers around circular tables in the San Damiano House at St. Philip Benizi Church in Jonesboro. After Mass, members of the Immaculate Conception Fraternity […] Full Story

  • Lenten missions offered around the Atlanta Archdiocese

    March 1 Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Atlanta Wednesday, March 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Days of reflection will be held on Ash Wednesday and every Wednesday during Lent. Through this holy season, enter into the peace of this sacred place. Encounter God and experience a day of prayer, away from […] Full Story

  • Roswell

    Archdiocesan Catholic school teams excel in robotics, futuristic city designs

    ROSWELL—A team of first-timers took Queen of Angels School’s robotics skills to new heights. Team “Domo Arigato” earned a spot in the state competition of the FIRST LEGO League, where they faced the challenge of programing a robot to navigate a tabletop obstacle course and complete assignments. The team name, a Japanese term meaning “Thanks […] Full Story

  • Smyrna

    Five honored for decades of nurturing faith lives of local teens

    SMYRNA—Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory honored leaders in youth ministry and graduates of a University of Dayton faith formation certificate program during a Jan. 30 awards luncheon at the Chancery of the archdiocese. The archbishop celebrated Mass in the chapel prior to the ceremony. He presented five Companions on the Journey Awards of the National Federation […] Full Story