Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Psychologist addresses American bishops on helping abuse victims to heal

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Heather Banis, victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, told bishops gathered Nov. 13 for their annual fall meeting in Baltimore that helping victims and survivors of child sex abuse heal is a journey and one that involves showing them repeated trustworthiness. It begins with listening, understanding, offering responses showing […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    Priests, deacons, seminarians and religious with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors

    The Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to the protection of minors, as well as to compliance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. In a spirit of transparency and the hope of continued healing for the survivors of abuse, I have decided to release the […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Atlanta’s Jewish and Catholic communities discuss finding unity in diversity

    ATLANTA—Days before a gunman attacked the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, more than 250 women and men of Christian and Jewish faiths focused on building unity in a divided society. The gathering on Thursday, Oct. 25, called Repairing the World, is the fourth annual event bringing together the two faith communities, organized by […] Full Story

  • Acworth

    St. Clare of Assisi Church built with helping hands

    ACWORTH—Hundreds of smiling parishioners filled their new sanctuary at St. Clare of Assisi Church on a recent celebratory Sunday. With afternoon sunlight beaming through windows, choirs and instrumentalists led hymns in English and Spanish. Yet it was the beautiful silences that captured the joy and emotion of the dedication Mass Oct. 28. Bishop Joel M. […] Full Story | En Español

  • Atlanta

    Courage Apostolate member Daniel Mattson shares story at Georgia Tech

    ATLANTA—When asked by a student how to talk to a gay friend about the morality of homosexuality, author Daniel Mattson told an audience of students at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, “Your job is to love him, as he is.” “You relate to him, one on one. That is really the way of the Gospel,” […] Full Story