Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals supporters demonstrate near the White House in Washington Sept. 5. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the DACA program is "being rescinded" by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work.

Washington, DC

Catholic leaders sharply criticize Trump’s decision to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS)—Catholic church leaders, immigration officials and university presidents were swift and unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals known as DACA. “In the past, the president stated that the Dreamer story ‘is about the heart,’ yet (the) decision is nothing short of […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Atlanta

    Blue Mass honors generosity, heroism of first responders

    ATLANTA—As Georgians prepared for the arrival of Tropical Storm Irma, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory celebrated the annual Blue Mass Sept. 8 at the Cathedral of Christ the King to pray for those who help others in emergencies. Before the Mass began at the Peachtree Road cathedral, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department raised an American flag […] Full Story

  • Brookhaven

    Parish builds warm community with Brookhaven police officers

    BROOKHAVEN—The Adopt-A-Cop ministry of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, launched in late February, is helping parishioners forge relationships with officers of the Brookhaven Police Department. The ministry has grown by leaps and bounds as 144 parish families have adopted 54 employees of the department, which has 65 sworn police officers. Anne Stephens, parish communications […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    At Deo Gratias Mass, the Catholic Foundation marks 25 years of giving

    ATLANTA—“How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me?” This passage from the Book of Psalms appears in the brochure of the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, challenging Catholics in the Archdiocese of Atlanta to ponder the tangible ways in which they can give back to […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina to be displayed at Holy Spirit

    ATLANTA—The relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, will tour several dioceses in the United States Sept. 16–Oct. 8. In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the relics will be displayed at Holy Spirit Church, 4465 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Hours for public veneration will be 9 a.m.-6:50 p.m. […] Full Story