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By: Staff

His successor as Bishop of Savannah has not yet been appointed. Until that time, a Diocesan Administrator will be elected to continue day to day operations and sacramental ministry for the 80,000 Catholics of the Diocese.

Ordained and installed Bishop of Savannah on October 18, 2011, his leadership has blessed the Diocese for more than eight years and we are sad to see him go. We thank him for his leadership and care and wish him great success as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Atlanta.

By: Staff

Su sucesor como Obispo de Savannah aún no ha sido nombrado. Hasta que se nombre se elegirá a un Administrador Diocesano para continuar las operaciones cotidianas y el ministerio sacramental para los 80.000 católicos de la Diócesis.

Ordenado e instalado Obispo de Savannah el 18 de octubre de 2011, su liderazgo ha bendecido a la Diócesis durante más de ocho años y estamos tristes al verlo partir. Le damos las gracias por su liderazgo y cuidado, y le deseamos un gran éxito como Arzobispo Metropolitano de Atlanta.

Puntos más destacados de su episcopado:

By: By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News ServiceWASHINGTON (CNS)

The Boys Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, Feb. 18 in an attempt to work out a compensation plan in response to hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits. The flood of cases involves several thousand men who claim to have been abused as scouts by scoutmasters and other leaders decades ago. The cases have been filed as some states changed statute-of-limitation laws. Weiskircher wrote that the National Catholic Committee on Scouting does not plan to follow the route of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which as of Jan.

By: staff
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 04

“We care as a church because it’s destroying the soul, the soul of the person, but it’s [also] the soul of the church and society because it reduces the human person to a thing, something to be used, something to be sold, something to be degraded. And so our understanding of human life, our understanding of the dignity of a woman or the dignity of a man has been so damaged by the industry of pornography that we’ve got to do something to stop it. And prayer is a powerful way of reducing the effectiveness of pornography. It’s like any other ill in society.

By: Michael J. Johnson and Sister Margaret Downing, RSM
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 04

Sister Mary Assunta Desposito, SM has served in the Diocese of Savannah since 1966. In Savannah, she has ministered as a teacher and principal at Nativity and St. Peter the Apostle Schools. After retiring from elementary school education, she joined the staff of St. Josephs/Candler Health System, working as an educator. Sister Mary Assunta was nominated for the Marian Award because of her quiet virtues, steadfastness, and her readiness to say ”yes” when asked to serve, even when the way ahead was not clear.

By: Sarah Routh
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 04

Meneses had attended public school through the ninth grade, but after thoughtful consideration, she and her mother decided it would be best for her to begin her sophomore year at St. Teresa’s High School. Meneses said she was experiencing some things in the public school that weren’t good and that her life could have gone another direction had she not made the shift to the private, Catholic school.

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 04

Gladd said it is important to attend the March for Life, “Because we have to stand up for the people who can’t stand up for themselves.” Gladd, a freshman, attends Aquinas High School in Augusta. One of her teachers, Michael Lammers organized the trip to D.C. for the March. Two busloads carrying 101 people from Augusta brought the total to more than 250 people from the Diocese of Savannah attending the annual March for Life.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

What is DYC?

DYC is our Diocesan Youth Conference. It is a time for all high school youth around the diocese to come together with their youth ministers collectively, to praise, to learn and to grow in community. It is an opportunity to get to hear from a lot of different speakers, some on the national level, some from our own community. We come together with other people from every corner of the diocese to get to know them and get to know that we are all the church collectively.


What is the theme for this weekend conference?

By: Sarah Routh
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

The entire celebration revolves around Santo Niño, meaning “Holy Child.” According to historians, the statue of infant Jesus was given to the Queen of Cebu when she converted to Catholicism in 1521, shortly after the Spaniards arrived. The Spanish left after their leader was killed in battle but returned 44 years later with an expedition that caused great destruction throughout the city. However, one of the sailors discovered the pine box containing Santo Niño which had been perfectly preserved all those years. This miracle triggered great devotion and affection for Santo Niño.

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