Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  • During the investiture, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory presents the crosier, the third and final sign of the office of the bishop, to Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM. The other two signs include the ring and miter. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • All the bishops on hand for the episcopal ordination of Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, sixth from the left, gather for a group photo on the cathedral plaza. They include (l-r) Bishop Peter Joseph Jugis (Diocese of Charlotte), Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. (Diocese of Savannah), Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama (Diocese of Raleigh), Bishop Robert Joseph Baker (Diocese of Birmingham), Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III, Bishop Kurt Burnette (Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, Woodland Park, N.J.), Bishop Emeritus J. Kevin Boland (Diocese of Savannah), Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi (Archdiocese of Mobile), Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden (Archdiocese of Baltimore) and Bishop Robert Guglielmone (Diocese of Charleston, S.C.). Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Standing in the narthex among the bishops present for his episcopal ordination, Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, center, watches the deacons, priests and seminarians process into the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • After the apostolic letter was read by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, and presented to Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, walked with it off the altar and down the center aisle to a round of applause throughout the church. The April 3 episcopal ordination took place at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • During the Litany of Supplication at his episcopal ordination, Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, prostrates himself before the altar at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, as all on hand lift their voices in a song of prayer. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, right center, prepares to cross West Wesley Road on his way back to the Cathedral of Christ the King after visiting the overflow crowd at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. He was escorted by seminarian Avery Daniel, left center, and the cathedral’s Deacon Whitney Robichaux, third from left. Photo By Michael Alexander

During the investiture, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory presents the crosier, the third and final sign of the office of the bishop, to Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM. The other two signs include the ring and miter. Photo By Michael Alexander


Atlanta

Marist priest ordained Atlanta’s newest auxiliary bishop

ATLANTA—Having chosen “Be merciful, and with a cheerful heart,” as his episcopal motto, Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, was ordained an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta during an afternoon Mass, April 3. Magnificent Easter flowers adorned the altar of the Cathedral of Christ the King as Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory ordained the Society […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    Friends, family applaud Bishop Konzen as the ‘right person … right time’

    ATLANTA—From an early age, Joel Konzen knew he wanted to be a priest. Lifelong friend John Hermes remembers him playing as if he were saying Mass, substituting a Necco wafer for a communion host. Now, members of his childhood church, St. Boniface, are talking about how they can get this native son of Oak Harbor, […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Blue and gold blessing for Marist leader called to be bishop

    ATLANTA—Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, thought he’d stay at Marist School for the rest of his life, but God had other plans. As he bid farewell to the students, alumni, parents, and former and current Marist faculty and staff who filled Centennial Center gymnasium, he expressed his gratitude for the nearly three decades he spent […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    New bishop hopes to go about tasks of a dutiful Christian

    ATLANTA—Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, made his oath of fidelity to the Catholic Church on the eve of his episcopal ordination with his hand resting on a verse in the Gospel of St. Luke that has been an inspiration to him. It was about being a useless servant. Speaking at the end of the April […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    An interview with Bishop Konzen

    ATLANTA—In the weeks preceding his ordination as auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, Father Joel M. Konzen, SM, in the midst of moving and setting up his new office and preparing for his new duties while winding up former responsibilities at Marist School, found time to sit down for an interview with The Georgia Bulletin. He reminisced […] Full Story