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. 


By: Submitted by Francisco Penela III
Originally Appeared in : 9726-12/21/17

On December 2, 2017, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv., challenged Savannah’s 2018 deacon candidates to “lead by example, to witness to the beauty and mystery of the liturgy in order to help others participate in these sacred mysteries” as they were duly installed into the Order of Acolyte. The installation, held at Immaculate Conception Church in Dublin, marks the end of the fourth year of a five-year formation, and is the final ceremony before the class’ ordination next May.


By: Richard Hayden
Originally Appeared in : 9726-12/21/17

Lay volunteers serving in prison ministry have felt the call to minister to the imprisoned, perhaps the least of our brothers and sisters. In so doing, they are both bringing Jesus into the prison through Holy Communion, and are visiting Jesus in each and every inmate and officer they meet. This is a unique ministry, one which challenges each volunteer to exercise his or her faith in a personal way in a communion service in prison.

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9725-12/7/17

Even as late as 1958, whether a Catholic high school should be coed or not was still an issue in many dioceses, including the Catholic Diocese of Savannah. Reflecting the prevailing view of the Catholic Church during the pre-Vatican II era, the church began to accept the idea of allowing boys and girls to attend high school classes together. Stringent rules about how such coeducational institutions should be operated made things a little more challenging.


By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

Face it, he was meant for fame. Young and vigorous and an outstanding athlete and student, Richard B. Sheridan should have gone places, and he certainly did. His family was proud of him and had every reason to be. He would be starring in the October 24, 1931 game between Army (West Point) and Yale University. Earlier, the Augusta footballer had been named a corporal of cadets, the highest honor possible for a second classman. On that fateful fall day, Cadet Sheridan was – as always – performing well. Only this time, the effort he expended resulted in tragedy.

By: Sister Donna Loeper, CSJ
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

I used to think I was big and strong. I competed on the Judo team in college. I ran in a few half-marathons. I backpacked on the Appalachian Trail for a week or more. Then I was surprised by a heart attack in 2012. I took things a little slower and more cautiously for a while, but with the help of cardiac rehab I returned to running and swimming in a few months.


By: Bill Norton
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

Laura Cameron and Augusta’s St. Mary on the Hill Church share something unique: Both have passed their centenary, though Cameron has the distinction of being a year older.



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