Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Pope Francis greets a young woman as he leads a meeting with young people along the waterfront in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12. He will be in the United States Sept. 22-27. Pilgrims from the Atlanta Archdiocese plan to attend papal events in Philadelphia.CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis greets a young woman as he leads a meeting with young people along the waterfront in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12. He will be in the United States Sept. 22-27. Pilgrims from the Atlanta Archdiocese plan to attend papal events in Philadelphia.

Atlanta

Local groups plan rendezvous with Pope Francis in Philadelphia

ATHENS—St. Joseph Church parishioner Lynn Renna has done her papal pilgrimage homework. For months Renna has been researching transportation and accommodation details associated with a parish trip during Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September. Pope Francis will be in the United States Sept. 22-27, giving talks and making […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    CTK pitches in so summer vacation doesn’t mean some go hungry

    ATLANTA—Schoolteacher Carol Hunt worried about her students, inside the classroom and out. Some 20 years ago, she had the thought of putting together a simple bagged lunch when her school’s cafeteria was closed for the summer and delivering the lunches to students herself. “I knew they didn’t have food during the summer months,” said Hunt, […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Jeremiah verse empowered Mary Boyert to speak tirelessly for life causes

    ATLANTA—After more than 15 years of serving as director of Respect Life for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Mary Boyert will “look and see” what the next call to serve might be. Boyert retired July 1. Before taking the Respect Life Ministry’s helm in 1999, she worked for 21 years at Georgia Right to Life. Boyert’s […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Jubilarian Father Richard Kieran planted Gospel, encouraged evangelizing faith

    ATLANTA—Father Richard Kieran, who marked 50 years in the priesthood June 20, enjoyed tending gardens as a young priest. A native of Ireland, Father Kieran also had a green thumb when it came to establishing new ministries now firmly rooted in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. In 1958, Atlanta’s then vocation director, Msgr. P.J. O’Connor, spoke […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    ‘Catholic Drinkie’ blends faith and spirits in unique book on brews

    ATLANTA—In the summer heat, how about a Mary Magdalene Watermelon Wheat to take the edge off? Or perhaps a Pope Benedict in Retirement? These are home-brew recipes found in the book “The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism.” First-time author Sarah Vabulas—who goes by the moniker of Catholic Drinkie—mixed her passion for her faith with […] Full Story