Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  1. The top stories of 2019: A look back

    2019 was a year of great change for Atlanta’s Catholic community as longtime Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory was appointed Archbishop of Washington by Pope Francis. While the departure of the archbishop was the biggest news story of the year, The Georgia Bulletin looks back at the other top stories of 2019.

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  2. Guitars as guides: St. Pius X program shapes student musicians

    The award-winning guitar program of St. Pius X High School has been around for 20 years. Guitar instructor, Brion Kennedy, knows of only a handful of similar programs. His goal is to be a guide as students deepen their talents, giving them freedom to teach their peers and develop as musicians and leaders.

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  3. Prayer and painting go hand in hand for icon artists

    Every painting session at Emmanuel Studio begins in prayer. Austere faces of holy women and men hanging on the walls surround the artists.

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  4. With church dedication, Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church begins new chapter

    On Nov. 28, an estimated 4,000 people witnessed the dedication of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church, a towering building with roofs of sweeping overhanging eaves.

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  5. Remember the 2019 BT Titans for claiming third consecutive championship

    Much effort and hard work from the Blessed Trinity High School Titans culminated with a 17-14 victory over Oconee County, Dec. 14, on “Pete” Petit Field at Georgia State University Stadium. It’s the Titans’ third consecutive Class AAAA state football championship.

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Local News

  • Sister of Mercy Valentina Sheridan, pastoral care and education leader, dies Jan. 14

    Sister M. Valentina Sheridan (Theresa), RSM, died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 14 at Mercy Convent in Savannah. She was 88 years old. Sister Val worked for a number of years in the Archdiocese of Atlanta in both education and pastoral care.

  • Father Walter W. Foley, archdiocesan priest, dies January 11

    Father Walter Wilford Foley, a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta for more than 43 years, died Saturday, Jan. 11. He was 91 years old. Father Foley was ordained to the priesthood in 1976 by Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan.

  • Titans’ tiny house project complete

    Students at Blessed Trinity High School recently completed construction of a tiny house. They began the project more than one year ago. The project was part of an effort by the Roswell school to weave several subjects into school projects, linking religion and the arts to engineering and technology.

  • Atlanta

    Atlanta Catholics make 2020 spiritual resolutions

    Secular intentions like losing weight or stopping smoking rear their heads year after year. Faith-based resolutions also seem to stake out turf. They might be more demonstrable, such as going to confession more, stepping up volunteer work, or more reflective of inner practices like concentrated prayer.

  • LaGrange

    LaGrange assignment unforgettable experience for reporter

    Is it ever too late to try to right a wrong? Do you apologize for something done generations ago? That was the question faced by the police chief in LaGrange, Louis Dekmar. The chief in 2017 publicly apologized for a 1940 lynching in the community.

  • Atlanta

    Writer’s favorite assignment highlighted listening ministry

    All of us have faced difficulties in life. Whether it is job loss, divorce, financial stress, we know that life is not always fair or kind. When we face those darker times, support in the form of a listening ear can make all the difference. This kind of life-changing support is provided through Stephen Ministry.

  • Smyrna

    Favorite photo story of 2019 bridges a moment to the past

    When Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory left Atlanta to become the Archdiocese of Washington’s archbishop last May, the paper’s photographer had an idea for “Then & NOW,” an occasional series in The Georgia Bulletin providing updates on people who appeared in a newspaper photograph years ago.

  • Catholic Foundation of North Georgia announces fall 2019 grant awards

    The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia issued grants totaling $120,800 for the 2019 fall competitive grant cycle. These grants support the Catholic community through a variety of causes within the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The foundation accepts grant applications and makes awards twice yearly.