Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

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Officials representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops arrive in a car for a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican Sept. 13. In the car were Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the conference, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the conference, and Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, general secretary of conference. Also participating in the meeting was Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Vatican City

U.S. bishops tell pope abuse scandal ‘lacerated’ the church

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—The leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference said they shared with Pope Francis how the church in the United States has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.” “He listened very deeply from the heart,” said a statement released after the meeting Sept. 13. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Smyrna

    Office of Child and Youth Protection seeks to protect, heal

    SMYRNA—In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Office of Child and Youth Protection concentrates on the daily work of empowering parishes, families and individuals to create and maintain safe environments for the young and vulnerable. The office (OCYP) includes both the Safe Environment and Victim Assistance programs. Perla Freed is director of safe environment, and Sue […] Full Story

  • Smyrna

    Safe Environment director completes international child protection program

    SMYRNA—Perla Freed, director of the Office of Safe Environment for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, is a graduate of the most recent Safeguarding of Minors diploma program at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Eighteen students from 13 different countries took the five-month diploma course, beginning last October and culminating in February. Freed was one […] Full Story | En Español

  • Smyrna

    Martineck to serve as director of Respect Life ministry

    SMYRNA—Joey Martineck, who was recently named director of the Respect Life ministry for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, believes painters and writers, along with all artists, can “pierce” the hearts of the community to see the beauty of life“Something more is demanded these days. You don’t just hear a lecture, in this day and age, hear […] Full Story

  • Gainesville

    Parishioners of Gainesville Mission rejoice in a ‘new temple’

    GAINESVILLE—The excitement was palpable at St. John Paul II Mission. Festive music sung by bilingual voices greeted Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, who dedicated the new church home for the mission of St. Michael Church Aug. 18. The enthusiastic congregation filled every seat, occupied every space along the walls and spilled out into the overflow area […] Full Story | En Español