Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

In the sanctuary at St. Philip Benizi Church, six red candles burn for the victims of human trafficking, modern day slavery, exploited laborers, child soldiers, those afflicted by disease or shame and for the women and girls abused throughout society. The white candle in the center represents our prayers and assistance for the victims mentioned above. The Jonesboro parish was an outside the perimeter host site for the south side of the city on May 6, the third day of 125 Hours of Prayer. Photo By Michael Alexander

Atlanta

125 hours of prayer for Atlanta: Catholics participate in citywide effort

ATLANTA—After months of planning, Atlanta’s Salvation Army, churches of many and varying faiths and a host of community organizations were all united around a single purpose from noon on May 4 to 5 p.m. on May 9—125 hours of prayer for the metro Atlanta area. Atlanta Prays was a collaborative effort to pray for the […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Decatur

    St. Peter Claver hopes to help Burmese children stay in Catholic school

    DECATUR—Eleven-year-old Thomas Mang is all smiles when he talks about playing soccer. Mang, from the Southeast Asian country of Burma, is in the sixth grade at St. Peter Claver Regional School in Decatur. He loves math and being able to learn more about faith at school. “They teach you about religion,” said Thomas. Burma, also […] Full Story

  • Workshop enjoins teens to be ‘powerful voices’ against human trafficking

    ATLANTA—Homework. College applications. Extra-curricular activities. Developing friendships. The pressures of being a teenager in today’s world can be overwhelming. And as dozens of teens learned at a special event at St. Anthony of Padua Church, that world also can be full of danger. A human/child trafficking workshop hosted April 26 by the youth groups of […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Growing archdiocese draws more religious orders to minister here

    ATLANTA—Father Joe Dorniak greets two youngsters, saying “nice smile and behave” before they scoot along after the midmorning Mass at Holy Cross Church. Moments later, he huddles with a white-haired woman as they bow their heads together in prayer. Father Dorniak is one of the new staff members at the parish, where the religious order […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Southeast director describes Catholic relief efforts in northern Iraq

    ATLANTA—Cullen Larson, Southeast regional director for Catholic Relief Services, is back home in Atlanta after serving for two months in northern Iraq. Larson was there in February and March to fill in for the agency’s permanent country representative who had been serving both Iraq and Egypt. “Country representative is the lead person on behalf of […] Full Story