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By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9716-8/3/17

Savannah--Rowing an 18-foot-long open canoe solo along the Intercoastal Waterway from Miami, Florida to New York, New York Greg Dougherty hopes to draw attention to the Centennial of the Marian apparitions at Fatima. His 1,400-mile nautical pilgrimage began June 13.

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The craft named the Santa Maria de Fatima packed with bags of food, clothes, emergency gear and a statue of Our Lady of Fatima looks both cramped and small for such a long voyage.

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9717-8/3/17

Bulletin of the Catholic Laymen’s Association editor, Richard Reid, wasn’t the first Georgian to receive the prestigious Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame, but he was the most unique in many ways. Evidently a man who never sat still or wasted time, Reid managed to earn multiple degrees in law and other fields while editing the Bulletin. 

 

By: Father Michael J. Kavanaugh
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

In October 1999, the Lutheran World Federation and the Vatican signed an agreement titled the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.”  In this document, which was the result of decades of dialogue, the World Lutheran Federation and the Catholic Church expressed a shared understanding of the doctrine of justification; that is, how we are made righteous in God’s eyes. This question – how God removes the guilt of sinners and welcomes them back into communion with him– had been one of the major causes of the division between our Church and Lutherans.  

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

During the final two weeks of June, a handful of public and private buildings sprinkled throughout the Savannah deanery received fresh coats of paint, the yards of others were cleaned and the hunger of the needy physically satisfied.

 

Approximately 50 teens completed these and other projects over the course of two one-week sessions, as part of Prayer and Action, the diocese's summer mission program for high school students.

 

The buildings, however, were not alone in their facelifts.  

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

Though Mass, adoration and other spiritually enriching activities bookend each day of the diocese’s annual girls' and boys' summer vocation camps, youth say that they find God not only in the camp’s chapel but also in its people.

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

Of course they had played in the past, but  – somehow  – the 1939 football game between Holy Cross College of Worchester, Massachusetts and the University of Georgia that year stands out. For one thing, their rivalry was followed avidly by readers of the Bulletin of the Catholic Layman’s Association. Sports were big and, more than that, they were a pleasant distraction from what was going on in the U.S. and, even more significantly, abroad.

By: Southern Cross Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

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By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9713-6/22/17

Southern Cross Editor Michael Johnson sat down June 1 with Father Gonzalo Meza, parochial vicar at Saint Teresa of Avila Church, Grovetown, to talk about the V Encuentro, the national movement that began in the 1970s to explore a wide variety of topics in Hispanic ministry. The main goal of the V Encuentro, according to its website, is to "discern ways in which the U.S. church can better respond to the Hispanic/Latino presence."

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9713-6/22/17

It’s the centennial of World War I and there are still those who reference that “war to end all wars.” Father Charles C. Conaty, a Knights of Columbus chaplain stationed at Camp Hancock in Augusta with the 28th Division of the 111th Infantry Division, is currently being remembered – and rightly so. The Spring 2017 issue of Holy Cross Magazine features a photo of Father Conaty. The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, CT, offers a First World War exhibit that contains, among other items, the very Mass case that Father Charles Conaty carried on the battlefield.

By: Noell Barnidge
Originally Appeared in : 9713-6/22/17

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