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Bishop Hartmayer discusses settlement of child sexual abuse lawsuit

On July 5, 2016 the Diocese of Savannah announced that it had reached a $4.5 million settlement through mediation in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a minor by Wayland Brown, a former priest of the Diocese, that was filed in Jasper County, South Carolina. 
Recently, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. answered questions for the Southern Cross about the lawsuit and settlement.

Sale puts historic Catholic land 'in friendly hands'

By Nichole Golden, Georgia Bulletin
Published August 4, 2016 
With the signing of a few documents on July 20, Cathedral of Christ the King parishioner Betsy Orr became owner of 200 acres surrounding the historic Locust Grove cemetery in Taliaferro County.

Kolbe, 'contemporary saint,' honored on 75th anniversary of martyrdom

Typos and Corrections: July 21st Issue

-On page 9 of the July 21, 2016 issue in the “Did you know” box: It should have read “The 22 different Eastern Catholic Churches can be grouped into five rites” not four.

-On page 16 of the July 21, 2016 issue, the word “Triduum” was incorrectly spelled. 
We regret these errors.

Reminder: Mailing List Update Frequency

A Note from the Editor:
If you have been trying to start or cancel your subscription to the paper, please keep in mind our mailing list is updated every 8 weeks, so it may take some time before your request is put into effect at the Post Office.
-Michael J. Johnson, 

Prison ministry volunteers sought in Georgia

During this Year of Mercy all are called to open their hearts and minds to serving their neighbors, the needy and the marginalized in society. One group that is often forgotten is the inmates in prisons. 

Diocese found compliant

The 2015 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was released on May 20, 2016.  The data collection covered the time between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015.  For the Diocese of Savannah the following data was reported found:
  • -11,548 children and 8,797 adults were trained to identify the warning signs of abuse and how to report them.  

Lawsuit Settled

The Diocese of Savannah has reached a $4.5 million settlement through mediation in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a minor that was filed in Jasper County, South Carolina.
Bishop Hartmayer said the settlement “demonstrates our care and concern for victims of sexual misconduct by diocesan employees or volunteers.”


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