Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  1. Father Walter W.  Foley, archdiocesan priest, remembered as a ‘faithful soul’

    Called a “religious brother, a devoted priest, a revered son, a blood brother and uncle, a friend and adventurer and a faithful soul,” Father Walter Wilford Foley was laid to rest Friday, Jan. 17.

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  2. Love and service hallmarks of MLK celebration

    The annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Ministries for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, encompasses a service project, the Mass and a youth celebration. The theme was, “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

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  3. U.S. bishops taking ‘ad limina’ visits to Rome

    The bishops of the U.S. prepared detailed reports on their dioceses to take to the Vatican. The U.S. bishops’ visits “ad limina apostolorum” began in 2019. Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, diocesan administrator for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III will take ad limina visits Feb. 7-15.

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  4. A look at the 2020 Georgia legislative session

    The Georgia General Assembly began its session Monday, Jan. 13. Representing the Catholic Church in front of lawmakers falls to attorney Frank Mulcahy, executive director of the Georgia Catholic Conference.

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  5. 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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Local News

  • Atlanta

    Collegiate faith shines at Newman Centers

    Named after St. John Henry Newman, canonized last October, Newman Centers are Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic colleges and universities throughout the world. Read about Newman Centers in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

  • Atlanta

    Marietta native Jenni Ellis named Safe Environment director

    Jenni Ellis is the new director of the Safe Environment Office for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, which works to ensure the safety and security of children, young people and vulnerable adults throughout the archdiocese.

  • Savannah

    Sister of Mercy Valentina Sheridan, pastoral care and education leader, dies January 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.