Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Nuns listen during a Dec. 16 Vatican press conference for release of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious. The 5,000 word report summarizes problems and challenges the women see in their communities and thanks them for their service. The visitation was carried out between 2009 and 2012. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Nuns listen during a Dec. 16 Vatican press conference for release of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious. The 5,000 word report summarizes problems and challenges the women see in their communities and thanks them for their service. The visitation was carried out between 2009 and 2012. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Washington

U.S. women religious find Vatican report affirms their ministry

WASHINGTON (CNS)—U.S. women religious welcomed the conciliatory tone of a Vatican report on religious life and appreciated acknowledgement of the important ministry that they practice day in and day out in the life of the church. They also said the report, released Dec. 16, opens a new beginning for women religious, who have continued their […] Full Story

Also in this Issue

Local News

  • Marietta

    Honoring Mary, patroness of the Americas

    MARIETTA—Parishes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are preparing to celebrate, with prayer, dancing and sacred liturgy, the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico, the United States and all of the Americas, as well as the protector of unborn children. In 1531, she appeared in a vision to the peasant Juan […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Final pastoral plan recommendations sent to Archbishop Gregory

    ATLANTA—The time is nigh for the pastoral plan for the Atlanta Archdiocese to be unveiled. After 10 months of input, with an opportunity for all to participate through surveys, discussions, recommendations from clergy and lay people, and voting, an array of over 100 possible priorities for the archdiocese has been whittled down to 12 to […] Full Story

  • Carrollton

    University of West Georgia students foster their faith at JFK Chapel

    CARROLLTON— College students, some carrying backpacks and others in shorts, left their dorm rooms on the University of West Georgia campus as the temperature hovered in the low 30s. They filed into the white frame chapel with an exposed beam ceiling and took up half of the wooden pews of the John F. Kennedy Chapel. […] Full Story

  • Jonesboro

    Bishop: Like Christ, walk with those suffering from HIV/AIDS

    JONESBORO—With glowing candles in hand, families of loved ones lost to AIDS and volunteers of parish ministries sang “Amazing Grace” at the 2014 World AIDS Day Mass Dec. 3 at St. Philip Benizi Church. The annual Mass commemorates those living with HIV/AIDS, those who have lost their lives, and their caretakers. Prudy and Jim Martino […] Full Story