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By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9808-4/12/18

Change is inevitable, even in the naming of a diocese. Like a child — evolving from infancy to maturity — who picks up nick-names along the way, the Catholic Diocese of Savannah has experienced its own name changes. Earlier, part of the Charleston Diocese, the Catholic Diocese of Savannah first stood officially on its own two feet in 1850. A bastion of Catholicity, it would hold onto both its premier position and its original name until the mid-1930s when new Bishop Gerald P. O’Hara recognized the potential of that up-and-coming city in Fulton County named Atlanta. 

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9807-3/29/18

One of the country’s youngest prelates in 1936 when he became bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Gerald P. O’Hara soon had ideas of his own about educating Catholic boys during those early post-Depression Era years. Meanwhile, another dynamo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt already had similar plans, but on a national level. Through Roosevelt’s program, known as the Civilian Conservation Corps, young men of the 1930s could obtain employment by preserving national landmarks and public property.

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9804-2/15/18

The Diocese of Savannah’s Cemetery Preservation Society, still existing today, owes its origin to the efforts of then-archivist Gillian Brown, retired surgeon Frank Rizza, and others inspired to do something for it. Opened by first bishop, Francis X. Gartland when Catholics couldn’t obtain a separate burial section at Laurel Grove Cemetery, the cemetery is sanctified not only by graves of two bishops but also by those of countless priests and sisters who labored in the diocese.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9803-2/1/18

Married for 75 years, Joseph Farr and his wife Ann say that they believe they’ve found the secret to making a marriage last. 

 

By: Michelle Chardos
Originally Appeared in : 9803-2/1/18

COLUMBUS--Catholic schools are committed to the spiritual, intellectual and physical development of the students entrusted to them. Often, teachers encourage learners to seek information in the form of asking questions. Students at St. Anne-Pacelli in Columbus were asked to ponder what question they would ask the bishop if given the chance. Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. then answered their submitted questions on stage in front of a crowd of around 430 supporters of Catholic education at the Deimel Ball on January 27. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9803-2/1/18

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By: Mandy Mastrovita
Originally Appeared in : 9802-1/18/18

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the release of historic Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah newspapers to the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (GHN), part of the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The historic Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah publications include the Bulletin(1920-1962) and the Savannah Bulletin (1958).

 

There are three URLs to reflect the title changes of the Diocese’s publications:

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9802-1/18/17

When World War I ended, the science of “Boyology” began. Largely sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, “Boyology” had one chief goal: to produce men of good character who would keep the world away from evils that were sprouting up in the 1920’s post-war era. From one end of the United States to the other, the K. of C. was keeping a watchful eye on what was happening to American youth.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsalas
Originally Appeared in : 9802-1/18/18

SAVANNAH--SEEK Catholic Campus Ministry opened both the new year and new semester with a Mass January 10.

 

During his homily, celebrant Father Jason Adams told the intimate group of congregants gathered in University Hall on what is now the Savannah-based Armstrong campus of the newly consolidated Georgia Southern University, that they should start the year by following the examples of young Samuel and Jesus in the day’s readings.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9802-1/18/18

More than $1,600 was raised to help offset Helping Hugs Inc.’s upcoming medical mission to Haiti through a dance class January 10  – nearly five months after Hurricane Irma compelled the St. Simon’s Island-based nonprofit to postpone the event. 

 

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