Issue 9726-12/21/17

By: Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.

December 12, 2017

 

Ever since the announcement in September of this year that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) is to end, my hope has been that Congress acts swiftly and effectively to provide a sensible solution that will be beneficial to the young men and women who now have DACA protections.

 

By: Obispo Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
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12 Diciembre 2017

 

By: Staff
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Question posed to 7th grade students throughout the Diocese of Savannah:  “What is your favorite memory of a priest or religious and how could that memory make you consider a vocation?”

 

Catholic School Winning Entries

 

Ava Kurtz, First Place $250
St. Anne-Pacelli School, Columbus

By: Staff
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Every year thousands of photographs cross the editorial staff’s desks. After reviewing submitted and assigned work, hundreds appear in the pages of the Southern Cross. For this annual review each staff member was challenged to choose at least one published photo and briefly detail the reasons for choices. Please continue to submit your photographic work documenting our Catholic faith in South Georgia to editor@diosav.org
 
By: Staff
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By: Michael J. Johnson
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Addressing the rationale for recruiting Campus Chaplains in a letter to pastors dated December 11, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., wrote, “Campus ministry is essentially ministry in higher education. It has an important role in helping students to assess the knowledge they are acquiring through the eyes of faith and to discern how they will use that knowledge in their profession. Because these young Catholics are in the process of occupying leadership roles in society, theological reflection and moral formation are key.”

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. This simple yet insightful quote is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca, who was forced to bring his own life to an end by Emperor Nero after being found guilty (though very likely innocent) of plotting against the life of the emperor. In modern times, many may recognize it as a line from the 1990s song Closing Time by the band Semisonic. 

 

By: Staff
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  • On page 10 of issue 9725-12/7/17 we regret that we misidentified the name of the man holding the photograph. His name is Dozier Cook. Cook holds a photograph of his sister, Barbara Goodwin of Corpus Christi Church in Pooler, who was nominated for the Gartland Award but passed away in October. 
  • On page 17 of the 9725- 12/7/17 issue, Becky Prouty's name was unintentionally omitted from the list of Gartland recipients. She is the wife of Joe Prouty, of Most Holy Trinity Church in Augusta, who also received the award.
By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
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We decorated our Christmas tree at 7:15 on a Tuesday morning. Staring down a calendar with basketball games and Christmas programs, this was what we could manage.

 

By: Jason Halcombe
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Am I ‘real 6’ or ‘pretend 6’ today?” Jesse asked over Bishop Hartmayer’s words of encouragement to the diaconate candidates in the first rows of the church.

 

“Today you’re ‘pretend 6,” I said, “but let’s talk about it more after church.”

 

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