Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Prior to the diaconate ordination, the 13 candidates stand in silence as Deacon Dennis Dorner, third from right, director of the permanent diaconate, leads a prayer. Photo By Michael Alexander


Twelve permanent deacons, one transitional deacon, ordained Feb. 7

ATLANTA—During the Mass of ordination to the diaconate Saturday, Feb. 7, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory reminded the 2015 class of men ordained that the meaning of the word deacon is “one who serves.” Twelve men were ordained to the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Atlanta at the Cathedral of Christ the King. The new […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    Meet our new deacons, class of 2015

    Rev. Mr. Jorge Carranza Age: 33, born Oct. 26, 1981, in Chicago. Son of Martin and Bertha Carranza and older brother of Diana and Ivan Carranza and Janet Rivera. Will be ordained to the priesthood later this year. Education: St. Joseph Seminary College, Louisiana, bachelor of liberal arts. Finishing a master’s in divinity at St. […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    New chief executive comes with working knowledge of Catholic Charities Atlanta

    ATLANTA—Vanessa Russell wants the Catholic community to live its faith through Catholic Charities Atlanta’s service to women and men in need. “This is where you can live your faith. We don’t ask how people got to us. If they show up and they are in need, we help them. This is what we do. We […] Full Story

  • Conyers

    Conyers monks host celebration of those in consecrated life across archdiocese

    CONYERS—Men and women called to consecrated life in the Archdiocese of Atlanta marked the feast of the Presentation of the Lord Feb. 2 with prayer and joyful fellowship. Priests, monks, nuns and others gathered to celebrate the gift of consecrated life at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, which is an annual tradition […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Catholics under Gold Dome introduced to legislative advocacy

    ATLANTA—The Georgia Catholic Conference successfully lobbied for a proposal to direct aid to sexually trafficked boys and girls, one of its key 2015 legislative priorities. Frank Mulcahy, the conference executive director, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, to back the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund, dedicated to help trafficking victims. The church […] Full Story