Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  1. Rebuilding Hope helps seminarians experience missionary life in Puerto Rico

    Atlanta seminarians traveled for three weeks to Puerto Rico to get a taste of missionary life, in addition to doing works of mercy. The men visited the sick and homebound, worked in a food pantry and repaired homes in the communities of Mayaguez and San Juan.

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  2. ‘Belong’ theme of Steubenville Atlanta conference

    Teens from Atlanta and surrounding areas gathered July 12-14 for the annual Steubenville Atlanta conference at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. The Franciscan University of Steubenville, in partnership with Life Teen, hosts six conferences every summer for high school students.

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  3. Archdiocesan schools bring three new principals on board

    As the 2019-20 school year gets underway, three archdiocesan schools—Christ the King, St. Catherine of Siena and St. Thomas More—welcome new principals.

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  4. Superior general’s Atlanta visit inspires Missionaries of Charity community

    Sister Mary Prema Pierick, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, visited the Atlanta members of the congregation and volunteers in June. Sister Prema arrived June 27 for her first visit with the Atlanta sisters.

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  5. New Tribunal advocates help applicants navigate annulment process

    New court advocates, made up of permanent deacons and laywomen and men, were recently commissioned by Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, diocesan administrator, to serve in the Metropolitan Tribunal in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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Local News

  • Conyers

    Father James S. Behrens, OCSO, Trappist monk and author, dies August 15

    Father James Stephen Behrens, OCSO, a monk at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit died on Thursday, Aug. 15. He was 71 years old. A monk of 25 years and a priest of 45 years, he served as a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark before entering the monastery.

  • Smyrna

    Bishop Konzen responds to phishing email scam

    Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, diocesan administrator, has released a statement on an Aug. 13 phishing email scam.

  • Atlanta

    It’s back-to-school time for Catholic school students

    The Georgia Bulletin was present for the first day of school, Aug. 5, at St. John Neumann Regional School in Lilburn, and stopped in at a teacher meet and greet the same day at Holy Redeemer. In archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, enrollment for all schools this year is estimated to be around 11,300 students.

  • Atlanta

    Explaining the process of appointing bishops

    Since the departure of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory from Atlanta to serve in Washington, D.C., many Catholics have questions about how the process of selecting a new archbishop works. The Aug. 8 edition of The Georgia Bulletin includes a two-page infographic on the process, based on resources from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  • Decatur

    Native Haitian celebrates 103rd birthday at Decatur parish

    Family and friends of Marie Antoinette Alce, a native of Haiti, gathered to mark her milestone 103rd birthday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church July 13.

  • Atlanta

    Run for Mercy 5K raises funds for indigent health care

    The third annual Run for Mercy 5K, hosted by Emory Saint Joseph Hospital, raised more than $73,000 to support the hospital’s mission and Mercy Care Atlanta.

  • Newnan

    St. George Church celebrates 50th anniversary

    Parishioners of St. George Church welcomed Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III on June 15 for a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church’s dedication.

  • Atlanta

    AM 1160 The Quest aims to bring people closer to Christ

    Atlanta’s only full-power Catholic radio station AM 1160 The Quest is gaining traction as it moves into its second year.