Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  • Msgr. Edward Dillon, pastor of Holy Spirit Church in Atlanta, blesses City of Atlanta Department of Corrections Lt. Michael Holmes during the Mass. A former chaplain of the Fulton County Police Department, Msgr. Dillon has also been chaplain of the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society since its inception in 1998. PHOTO BY LAURA MOON.
  • Atlanta Police Capt. Ricardo Vazquez, center, participates with other local first responders and public safety officials at the fourth annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Sept. 11. The Mass included a blessing of badges and a saluting of memorial wreaths by leaders from the Atlanta Police and Atlanta Fire Rescue departments. PHOTO BY LAURA MOON.
  • Msgr. Francis G. McNamee, rector of the cathedral, blesses the public safety officials and first responders present at the Blue Mass. In his homily, Msgr. McNamee emphasized the importance of remembering the events of 9/11, when “ordinary” people came together to aid others. PHOTO BY LAURA MOON.

Msgr. Edward Dillon, pastor of Holy Spirit Church in Atlanta, blesses City of Atlanta Department of Corrections Lt. Michael Holmes during the Mass. A former chaplain of the Fulton County Police Department, Msgr. Dillon has also been chaplain of the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society since its inception in 1998. Photo by Laura Moon


Atlanta

Sept. 11 Blue Mass offers heartfelt respect, prayers for first responders

ATLANTA— On the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Atlanta emergency workers were honored at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Outside the cathedral a large American flag flew high above the streets between two Atlanta Fire Rescue ladder trucks. The skirl of bagpipes marked the somber occasion for reflection and […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    Catechists deserve ‘best support possible,’ says conference organizer

    ATLANTA—A rainy morning did not deter 1,500 catechists from filling the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center on Aug. 18 for the 12th annual Atlanta Catechist Conference, hosted by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the metro deaneries. The theme for the day was “Witnesses for Jesus Christ” with the large turnout itself serving as […] Full Story

  • Woodstock

    ‘Love at first laugh’ for Catholic improv actor Lemmo

    WOODSTOCK—It’s a preeminent rule for performers under the bright lights—make the other actors look better. That’s solid advice for life, says improvisational actor Joe Lemmo. This Catholic funnyman mixes his stage skills and faith with young people on retreats for life lessons, laughs with engaged couples as future brides and grooms stretch their communication muscles […] Full Story

  • Athens

    UGA Catholic Center’s Sister Barbara Daniels marks 50 years of religious life

    ATHENS—As a Missionary Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sister Barbara Daniels has educated in faith and mathematics from the remote Pacific country of Papua New Guinea and cities across Africa to Catholic schools across Pennsylvania and an international spirituality center in France. And since 2012 she has joyfully carried out her latest […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Disabilities ministry’s Faith and Sharing Mass welcomes all to table

    ATLANTA—In 1978, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a landmark statement calling for the Church to advocate and include those with disabilities. Forty years later, members of the disabilities community in the Archdiocese of Atlanta gathered to celebrate the statement and pray for the growth they believe is yet to come Archbishop Wilton D. […] Full Story