Georgia Bulletin

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  • (L-r) Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn of the Atlanta Archdiocese, Brendan Harrison and Lauren Wright participate in a table dialogue after a talk by Rabbi Scott Colbert, the rabbi emeritus at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs. Photo By Michael Alexander
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  • Rabbi Scott Colbert, left, and Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory listen to the comments of a person during the table dialogue portion of the program. The community event was sponsored by the American Jewish Committee Atlanta Regional Office and the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander

Seated beside his wife Ronnesia, Joseph Barker II, center, shares some comments during the Oct. 26 community event at The Temple commemorating the 52nd anniversary of Nostra Aetate. Temple Emanu-El Senior Rabbi Spike Anderson, right, listens with other participants. Barker is the director of admissions at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Photo By Michael Alexander


‘Repairing the World’ offers evening of perspectives, friendship

ATLANTA—More than 180 people gathered for an evening of discussion and forging new friendships Oct. 28 in celebration of the 52nd anniversary of “Nostra Aetate.” “Repairing the World: Understanding Our Shared Responsibility,” hosted by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the American Jewish Committee Atlanta Regional Office, was held at The Temple in midtown Atlanta. Representatives […] Full Story | En Español

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  • Smyrna

    Family tragedy leads father on quest of forgiveness and mercy

    SMYRNA—It’s another Sunday morning at Smyrna’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church, and Thomas Brito Sr. is heading to the church entrance in his motorized wheelchair before the 9:30 a.m. Mass. His daughter, Shelia, accompanies him. The 86-year-old widower is wearing a baseball cap with the word “FORGIVEN” written across the front. Around his neck are […] Full Story

  • Canton

    Widower inspired by wife’s compassion to help grieving families

    CANTON—As William Schollian prays at the flower-lined grave site of his beloved wife, over his shoulder is an empty grassy lawn he hopes will be her legacy. Families going through heartbreak will find comfort in the Macedonia Memorial Park. Honoring his wife, Schollian started a foundation to pay burial costs for families who cannot afford […] Full Story

  • Peachtree Corners

    Mary Our Queen parishioners celebrate new sanctuary groundbreaking

    PEACHTREE CORNERS—Under a gray sky, with temperatures struggling to get out of the 30s, hundreds of parishioners applauded, followed by a collective “Amen,” as church leaders and construction officials broke ground for a new sanctuary building Oct. 29. The groundbreaking ceremony marked a new chapter in the history of Mary Our Queen Church. The faithful […] Full Story

  • Smyrna

    New video series supports youth leaders who ‘accompany’ teens

    SMYRNA—The Office of Faith Formation and Discipleship of the Archdiocese of Atlanta has launched the first video training series based on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ framework for youth ministry. A nationwide collaboration, the series is a pithy digital fusion of creative juices to bolster volunteers who are “Called to Accompany” youth. The archdiocese […] Full Story | En Español