Published August 20, 2015
SMYRNA—Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory has announced the formation of a new Office of Life, Dignity and Justice, comprised of the existing four ministries of Respect Life, Disabilities, Prison and Jail, and Justice and Peace.
In a letter to pastors and staff, Archbishop Gregory said, “These ministries, for that is what they truly are, have been active in the archdiocese for many years. By bringing them under this new umbrella office, our goal is to have a powerful team working in support of our people by actively Living and Sharing Our Faith with those of every age and station here in north Georgia.”
Living Our Faith and Sharing Our Faith are two of the key elements of the Pastoral Plan of the archdiocese.
The new office will work under the Office of the Chancellor, Deacon Dennis Dorner, Sr. Ministry leaders include Kat Doyle, director of Justice and Peace Ministries; Brendan Dudley, director of Respect Life Ministry; Maggie Rousseau, director of Disabilities Ministry; and Deacon Richard Tolcher, director of Prison and Jail Ministry.
Archbishop Gregory noted that this change is connected with the support and implementation of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. He said, “As we all continue to support and implement the Pastoral Plan through the goals of Knowing, Living and Sharing Our Faith, it has become clear that certain ministries and departments here in the Chancery are geared in a particular way to help accomplish this initiative.”
He added, “The work done by the good people in this office completely aligns with the goals of the Pastoral Plan.”
“Our goal,” he said, “is to have a powerful team working in support of our people by actively Living and Sharing Our Faith with those of every age and station here in north Georgia.”
For more information about these ministries, visit the archdiocesan website at www.archatl.com.