By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

If you are into public radio, you are most likely familiar with programs and podcasts such as This American Life, Radio Lab, and the TED Radio Hour. There are also millions of fans of Catholic podcasts like Busted Halo or, Vatican Radio.


It’s Catholic Y’all is a podcast produced by videographer Tim Williams delving into all things Catholic for the Diocese of Savannah. 

By: Rose Almeter Dominey

With all the March for Life pictures Stephen, my husband, and I have been seeing lately, we decided to share a story that has been very difficult for me to talk about due to the heaviness of what we went through last year. 


Last month was the one-year anniversary of a doctor telling me that I did not have good chances of surviving childbirth. And I was 12 weeks pregnant. 


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

“Absolutely dumbfounded” and “heart stopping.” These are two of the phrases Father Justin Grose used to describe how he felt after he noticed a message in his Facebook inbox in March suggesting that a prized possession of his had finally been located.


By: Father Michael Kavanaugh
I  joined several thousand other science supporters for the March for Science in Atlanta on April 22, Earth Day. With sign in hand, I donned my clerical uniform and added a white lab coat like the one I had worn in college where I majored in biology at Belmont Abbey College near Charlotte, North Carolina.
The March was not a political statement. We marched in order to call attention to the very real role that science plays in each of our lives, and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.
By: Rita H. Delorme
Originally Appeared in : 9709-4/27/17
Jacqueline Kennedy was, of course, the heroine from Camelot. Widow of a charming and handsome president killed by an assassin, she came in 1964 to Thomasville, Georgia to recuperate from nightmarish experiences like riding in the presidential limo with her husband’s shattered head resting on her shoulder. Or, of how — panicked and aware of danger—she had futilely tried afterward to climb from the car as it sped away.
By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

A rare occurrence in the Diocese of Savannah, proclaiming of private vows, will take place April 20. The private vows will be taken by Janet Benton, a member of Saint Paul Church in Douglas, who has been in discernment for nearly 10 years.


She traveled to the Pastoral Center in Savannah to meet with Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. on March 30. After that meeting she agreed to an interview with the Southern Cross. Presented below are excerpts from that interview.


By: Timothy L. Williams
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

See http://bit.ly/ComingHomeRCIA

Ann Pinckney-diocesan director of faith formation


By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

Unusual for the times, Alice Needham McSorley was highly involved in the activities of the Catholic Laymen’s Association of Georgia from its beginning. Perhaps this was because her husband was the state CLA representative from Columbus, but probably not. Alice was evidently somebody who always had to be fully involved in any cause she served.


By: Rita DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9705-3/2/17

This past December, Reverend Xavier Kumbalaparampil celebrated a milestone in his ministry: fifty years a priest. Born in India in 1937, Father Xavier attended Emakulam,St. Albert’s High School, Minor Seminary of SVD (Society of the Divine Word) at Indore, St. Albert’s College, Ranchi, India and Collegio Urbano di Propaganda Fide in Rome. A very learned man, you’d say, and, indeed, he is.



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