By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9911-5/23/19

Question posed to 11th grade students throughout the Diocese of Savannah: “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?”


Maggie Espiritu
First Place - $750
St. Anne-Pacelli School, Columbus


By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9910-5/9/19

SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNS)--On the day Bulgarian Orthodox celebrate as “St. Thomas Sunday” and read the Gospel about the apostle asking to touch the wounds of the risen Lord, Pope Francis said the divisions within Christianity are “painful lacerations on the body of Christ, which is the church.”


By: Joan B. Altmeyer
Originally Appeared in : 9910-5/9/19

The Diocese of Savannah has been found to be compliant with the provisions and norms of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” for the audit period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The audit was conducted by StoneBridge Business Partners, Rochester, NY.


Promulgated fifteen years ago in 2002, the Cardinals, Bishops and Eparchs in the United States pledged to implement and enforce the following:

By: Barbara D. King
Originally Appeared in : Special Memo


Date: April 30, 2019

To: Priests, Deacons, Brothers, Sisters, Principals, Catholic Pastoral Center Staff and Parish Staff

From: Barbara D. King, Director, Office of Communications

Re: Statement from Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. Regarding a Third Party File Review

This is Bishop Hartmayer’s statement on a third party file review to which he and Archbishop Wilton Gregory have agreed and have been working on for several months.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9910-5/9/19

After an international, national, and local search, The Sisters of Mercy, the Board of Directors, and the Administration of St. Vincent’s Academy, announced that Dawn Odom has been named as the next Principal of St. Vincent’s Academy (SVA) beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19


  •  The new site was designed to be an information resource – to answer questions about the Catholic faith and about the activities of the diocese.
  •  To deliver the best experience for our users, the new site is fully responsive across all devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, phones), with intuitive navigation and a touchscreen-friendly look and feel. We have also reconfigured the site’s underlying data structure to make searching faster and exploring easier.



By: Junno Arocho Esteves (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

Sister Michael Mary Brabner, a Religious Sister of Mercy, died on April 19 at Mercy Convent in Savannah.


By: Rhina Guidos (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

HYATTSVILLE, Md. --Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, set to become the new head of the Archdiocese of Washington, promised to serve with truth, love and tenderness in a region where he acknowledged “unrest and anger,” after the downfall of former Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and the Church’s current sex abuse scandal.


By: Jacob Comello (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

WASHINGTON (CNS)--Georgia has just added itself to the list of states that aim to protect unborn life once a fetal heartbeat is detected.


The Georgia House of Representatives March 29 passed H.B. 481, entitled the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act.” The House, which has remained under Republican control since 2010, got the bill through on a 92-78 vote.



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