Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  1. Overcoming obstacles in young adult ministry

    This fall, the Office of Formation and Discipleship collaborated with The Georgia Bulletin on a survey for young adults in the Atlanta Archdiocese. Of the more than 700 young adults who participated, 83% attend Mass 3-5 times per week and nearly 65% are involved in parish life including and outside of young adult ministry.

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  2. Bound by shared grief, staff assists families at natural burial grounds

    Honey Creek Woodlands in Conyers is a burial ground for those who wish to be buried in the simplicity of a wooden box or a shroud. Graves are marked with discreet sandstone markers. The grounds are owned by the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, which is across Highway 212.

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  3. Cause for canonization continues for Augustus Tolton

    The Tolton Ambassadors in Atlanta share the story of Father Augustus Tolton in various ways and raise awareness of his cause. A day of reflection was held Oct. 12 to teach about his life, his cause for canonization and six other candidates of color from the United States for sainthood.

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  4. Gomez: Nation has ‘moral obligation’ to keep promise to DACA recipients

    The “failures” of the nation’s leaders in Washington to make “comprehensive reforms to immigration policy “cut across party lines,” said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

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  5. U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by church, society

    On the agenda for the U.S. bishops’ Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore were elections and discussions of key challenges in the church and the nation.

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Local News

  • Sharon

    Historic Catholic center thrives in east Georgia

    Catholics looking for a historic and sacred place to renew their faith can discover what is considered “the cradle of Catholic Georgia.” Purification Heritage Center, located some 100 miles east of Atlanta, is serving groups for day retreats that include Mass, walking pilgrimages and lunch.

  • Atlanta

    Fifth annual #iGiveCatholic campaign December 3

    Some 100 churches, schools and nonprofits in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are participating in the fifth annual #iGiveCatholic campaign. The 24-hour appeal on Dec. 3 allows the faithful to support special needs in their backyards as the season of Advent begins.

  • Atlanta

    How to practice cybersafety this holiday season

    The Office of Information Technology for the Archdiocese of Atlanta provided tips and resources to help consumers stay safe and aware during the holiday season. These tips will not prevent all cybercrime but can help shoppers and online donors stay protected.

  • Atlanta

    Local Catholic schools pay tribute to veterans

    Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta held special Veterans Day programs to honor men and women who have served the country.

  • Covington

    St. Augustine of Hippo Church marks 60 years

    St. Augustine of Hippo Church held its 60th anniversary celebration with a bilingual Mass celebrated by Bishop Joel Konzen, SM, and for a festival that drew more than 500 people on Sunday, Oct. 6.

  • Atlanta

    Atlanta hosts Provincial Encuentro for Hispanic leaders

    The Atlanta Provincial Encuentro was Oct. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. About 150 people representing the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Dioceses of Savannah, Raleigh, Charleston and Charlotte gathered for a day of work, fellowship and worship.

  • Atlanta

    Atlanta native Maureen Smith named communications director

    Maureen Smith recently joined the Archdiocese of Atlanta as the new director of communications. Born and raised in Atlanta, Smith brings a wealth of experience in journalism and communications.

  • Roswell

    Blessed Trinity confers Athletic Hall of Fame status to former student athletes

    Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, held its fifth annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 11 with three new honorees welcomed.