Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

(Standing, l-r) Fathers Rey Pineda, Desmond Drummer, Luis Alvarez, Junot Nelvy, Matthew Dalrymple and Brian Baker extend a joint blessing to Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the rite of ordination to the priesthood’s principal celebrant. The June 28 ordination took place at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander

Six new priests bring hope, promise, archbishop says

ATLANTA—Before ordaining six new priests, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory told them that their youthful vitality was a great encouragement to the priests and people of the Atlanta Archdiocese. At the rite of ordination on June 28, Archbishop Gregory spoke directly to the candidates, saying they brought great joy to their older brothers in the priesthood, […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    For 75 years, the Sisters have given Atlanta a living explanation of ‘our Catholic faith’

    ATLANTA—In 1939, Savannah was the only diocese in Georgia, and its bishop, Gerald P. O’Hara, welcomed two Hawthorne Dominican Sisters, Mother Mary Rose and Sister Mary Angela, to open a home for the terminally ill in Atlanta. Seventy-five years after the sisters’ nighttime train trip from New York down South, their successors continue to provide […] Full Story

  • Dawsonville

    Every stone a prayer as mason builds a parish grotto

    DAWSONVILLE—This place of serenity was built with prayer, sweat, and some 200 tons of stones. “Every stone was essentially a prayer for me. It was a pleasure. I miss so much being there,” said longtime stonemason Allen Cerinetti. The grotto is at Christ the Redeemer Church, some 56 miles north of Atlanta. It’s dedicated to […] Full Story

  • Roswell

    Being ‘confidently Catholic’ is aim of 10-year-old YAM Toastmasters Club

    ROSWELL—The YAM Toastmasters Club celebrated its 10th anniversary in June. Lisa Ryan began the club to connect with fellow Catholics and as a tool for her own professional development. Her vision was that it would be a place where people could speak freely about the Catholic faith, but also learn to speak effectively. “In YAM […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Georgia Catholic dioceses ban guns, knives from church facilities

    ATLANTA—Guns and other weapons are officially unwelcome at Catholic churches, schools and other buildings owned, leased or operated by the Catholic dioceses of Georgia. On behalf of the dioceses, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Savannah Bishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., have issued a decree prohibiting guns and knives with blades longer than five inches […] Full Story