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By: Pope Francis
Originally Appeared in : 9823-11/8/18

Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the 2018 Synod of Bishops by asking young people for forgiveness. "Forgive us if often we have not listened to you, if instead of opening our hearts, we have filled your ears. As Christ's Church, we want to listen to you with love" because young people's lives are precious in God's eyes and "in our eyes too," the pope said in his homily Oct. 28. The Mass, celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica, closed the monthlong synod on young people, faith and vocational discernment.

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9823-11/8/18

SAVANNAH--"Faith takes discipline,“ said Kevin Iocovozzi. "Just like driving, there is a lot of information coming at you and you have learn to settle in and pay attention to what is important."

 

A 1979 graduate of Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Iocovozzi began racing cars about 10 years ago. He says, “I think every young boy thinks about going fast. Out here we go fast and are safe.” Drivers must attend and pass racing school before they can get a license to race. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9823-11/8/18

“How have the lives of the Georgia Martyrs inspired you to go on mission to spread the Catholic Faith to others in our Diocese of Savannah - as a priest, religious or lay person?"

Don't know who the Georgia Martyrs are? Watch bit.ly/MartyrsVideo

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9823-11/8/18

This much was known about him. He was killed in a practice lap for the 1908 Grand Prix Automobile Race held in Savannah.

 

By: Cecilia A. Moore (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9823-11/8/18

From the 1920s through the 1960s more than 300,000 African-Americans across the country chose to enter into communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Their choices to become Catholic set them apart from most African-American Christians who were members of Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal and Holiness traditions.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9823-11/8/18

CHILDREN'S STORY

 

God was unhappy with King Ahab of Israel. Ahab was evil and did a lot of bad things, one of which was marrying Jezebel, a pagan who got the king to worship the false god Baal. 

 

So the Lord sent his prophet, Elijah, to give Ahab a warning. 

 

God said that no dew or rain would fall on the land for a long time. The dew and rain would only come again when God instructed Elijah to say so. 

 

After Elijah delivered God’s message, God told him to go into hiding. 

 

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

They knew each other for a long time as they both have children with special needs. While volunteering at the the Adult Center in Hinesville, they discovered they are both Catholic and members of St. Stephen First Martyr Church in Hinesville. 

 

Marilyn Williams and Berta Ganaway are each caregivers for an adult child with Down Syndrome. They are parents first says Williams, but their children require extra care, and it can become difficult. Their conversations led them to form a group called Tender Loving Caregiving (TLC) 

 

By: Dara West
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

When you plant a seed, you never really know with certainty how or when or what it will actually grow into. All you can do is put the seed in the ground, water it and have faith that a healthy plant will grow. Phil Wetherington had a vision of a community garden at Sacred Heart Parish in Warner Robins and had faith his vision would someday come to fruition. Phil, a master gardener, saw vacant land on the church property and dreamed of using that land to grow fresh vegetables for people in need.

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

Savannah’s St. Vincent’s Academy, founded in 1845 by the Sisters of Mercy, has a long and impressive history. Possibly no part of that history could ever again be as colorfully recorded as the Academy’s valedictory ceremony described by an imaginative Savannah Morning News reporter in a 1904 edition of the paper. 

 

By: Father Geoffrey A. Brooke Jr. (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

The rosary simultaneously manages to be one of the easiest and the most difficult prayers of the Catholic Church. Easy because it was developed to simplify the Gospels and contains the most commonly known prayers, the Hail Mary and Our Father. Difficult because it is so easy to get distracted while repeating the same prayers over and over.

 

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