Local News Archive
Print Issue: May 2, 2002
From Our Archbishop
May 2, 2002
Dear Young People of the Archdiocese of Atlanta,
Beginning this issue, The Georgia Bulletin will include a supplement once a month dedicated to the lives and interests of our High School teenagers - the problems they face, and what the Church offers for their help and encouragement.
The Holy Spirit, working especially through the inspired teaching of our Holy Father Pope John Paul II, has made it clear that the Church has a special ministry to respond to the needs of our young people, and it gives me great pleasure as the publisher of The Georgia Bulletin to endorse this effort of our newspaper's staff.
The word to remember, as you read, and as you ponder your own futures, and your relationship to the Church - the word to remember is "welcome." You may have just awakened to the need for faith - you may have just undergone some crisis that has upset your understanding of faith - or you may be returning to belief and the practice of religion after putting these necessities aside, on the notion that you could live without them. But wherever you are on life's journey, and on the path of faith which winds in and out of your daily lives, our Church, the Catholic Church, always holds open the door to welcome you home - home to the Sacraments, home to the Word of God, home to the vigorous and exciting daily life of those who gather to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, and to do His work.
May these special supplements of The Georgia Bulletin reach out to you, and make you feel a greater place in this life of our Church, and may the Holy Spirit, by our efforts, guide you into a richer awareness of life and life's possibilities when we live in union with our Lord.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend John F. Donoghue
Archbishop of Atlanta