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By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

Nearly 400 members of Saint Raymond Church in Alma, Saint Rose of Lima, Baxley and Good Shepherd, Hazelhurst celebrated the dedication of a new Church to serve the needs of all three communities on April 6.

 

The new church, a mile down the road from Saint Raymond, is named in honor of Saint Frances of Rome at the request of a generous donor who died in 1999. Maurice Adelman, Jr. bequeathed $290,000 for a parish or mission provided it was named for Saint Frances of Rome in recognition of Frances Fanny Toohey.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

Columbus, Ohio--His Excellency, The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America and Chancellor of the Pontifical College Josephinum, made a historic visit to the seminary on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Archbishop Pierre celebrated Mass in Saint Turibius Chapel, formally greeted each seminarian and faculty member, and enjoyed a festive brunch with the seminary community.

 

“I greet you in the name of Pope Francis,” he said, “and assure you of his prayers, his spiritual closeness, and his paternal affection.”

 

By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

VATICAN CITY (CNS)-- The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and encourage, Pope Francis wrote in a new apostolic exhortation.

 

“Christus Vivit” (“Christ Lives”), the pope’s reflections on the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, is a combination letter to young people about their place in the Church and a plea to older members of the Church not to stifle the enthusiasm of the young, but to offer gentle guidance when needed.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

SAVANNAH--In a display of interfaith unity, leaders of various religions in the Coastal Empire gathered March 25 at the Islamic Center of Savannah in mutual opposition to the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. They also demonstrated to the community—watching in person or live on the Savannah mosque’s Facebook page—their renewed commitment to stand together in defiance against religious intolerance, prejudice and violence.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

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By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

The 275 people—not including the many on the waiting list—who filled the St. John the Evangelist parish center to capacity March 21 to bid farewell to the “Sisters of St. John’s” visually confirmed the conspicuous impact of the four women whose daily presence graced the Valdosta parish community for approximately 30 years. 

 

By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

Mientras estudiaba italiano en la hermosa ciudad de Siena en la Toscana hace varios años, entré en la pequeña biblioteca de la escuela de idiomas y encontré un libro sobre el arte italiano. Ojeando el libro que estaba bien pesado hallé la obra maestra de Fra Angelico, la Anunciación. Después de haberme encontrado con esta pintura varias veces pensé que sería bueno verla en persona. Luego de regresar el libro a su lugar agarré a una guía turística de Florencia y la abrí a una página cualquiera. Para mi gran sorpresa allí estaba otra vez: la Anunciación de Fra Angelico.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9906-3/14/19

The 88 catechumens (see list of names below) preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist—at Easter Vigil Masses in the Diocese of Savannah—were invited to celebrate the Rite of Election with Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., at two locations, Sacred Heart Parish, Warner Robins, on March 9 and the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Savannah, March 10. They were joined by 231 previously baptized candidates (see list of names below) for full communion with the Catholic Church, who were “called to continuing conversion” at the same ceremonies.

By: Dennis Sadowski (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9906-3/14/19

WASHINGTON (CNS) --Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.

 

The accident March 10 claimed the lives of 157 people on board, many of them from humanitarian agencies.

 

By: Carol Glatz (CNS)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The constant temptation and cancer of corruption is one of the most devastating illnesses to befall society, Pope Francis said.
 
Corruption causes considerable damage both ethically and economically, he said in an audience March 18 with judges, administrators and staff from Italy's court of audit, a kind of government accountability office with judicial powers.
 

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