Issue 9813-6/21/18

By: Staff
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The Southern Cross and the Diocese of Savannah won three awards at the 2018 Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Columnist Father Douglas K. Clark won a Second Place Award for Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues (Rights and Responsibilities) for his column “Individual rights and the common good.”

 

In his column in the October 12, 2017 issue, Father Clark, pastor of St. Matthew Church in Statesboro, reflected on the mass shooting at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead. 

 

By: Maureen Coates
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The 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal kicked off with a bang in February and has been moving forward towards the goal of $2.7 million. With the theme Missionary Disciples, and the first goal increase in five years, the BAA supports dozens of ministries, programs and mission parishes in South Georgia. Ministries such as vocations, faith formation and Catholic Charities rely on the funds raised to support your parish and your brothers and sisters in faith throughout the Diocese of Savannah.

By: Rachel Balducci
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It was not the greatest morning ever. I had not slept well; it was overcast; and I had something looming on the calendar I wasn’t too excited about. And those were just the issues right in front of my face. 

 

By: Sarah Dixon
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The St. Maximilian Kolbe Center for Life recently organized two protests against the proposed opening of a medical center that will offer abortions in downtown Macon.

 

By: Jason Halcombe
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Magan’s once-a-month ventures across the street to our neighbor’s hairdressing hut leads not only to a fresh look for my bride but also an unrequested update on the goings-on in and around our neighborhood. This usually includes (but is not limited to): crime reports, neighbor interactions and generalized gossip.

 

By: Claire Wong
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Gathered to ask for God’s care on all who work and walk through the doors of the Savannah Care Center (SCC), volunteers, supporters, and guests joined in prayer as Father Daniel Firmin, pastor of St. James Church in Savannah, rededicated and blessed the facility May 31. 

 

Father Firmin prayed for God’s blessing and protection upon all who care for and enter the facility seeking assistance with unplanned pregnancy decisions. More than 40 individuals involved in Respect Life ministry in and around the Diocese of Savannah attended. 

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
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“Have you heard the good news?” cried out a well-dressed young man on the corner of Main Street and Coffee Street. His youthful appearance revealed a hint of anxiety as he stood alone on a Friday night announcing these words loudly with conviction. He held a stack of pamphlets n his right hand. “Have you heard the good news?” exclaimed the young man once again as I approached the metal steps behind him which led down to a coffee shop called Coffee Underground.

 

By: Staff
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Sister Mary Ellen Barrette, 87, died June 4, 2018, at Morgantown Care & Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown, Kentucky. She was born in Essex Junction, Vermont, to the late G.W. Barrette and Marguerite Kennedy Barrette. She had been a missionary for 63 years as a Glenmary Sister, beginning in 1955. She served home missions in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and Missouri. She enjoyed working with Religious Education, visiting nursing home residents, and she oversaw the Catholic Thrift Shop in Millen, Georgia for many years.

By: Mary Hood Hart
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Recently, I completed an 8-hour course on mental health first-aid offered in my community through the National Council for Behavioral Health in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. If you’ve ever had a first aid course covering medical emergencies, you would recognize the format. The first part of the course was devoted to education and awareness about mental illness. The second part offered role play and advice on ways to approach people experiencing a mental health crisis. 

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
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Father Patrick J. Peyton didn’t originate the saying, “The family that prays, together stays together” in the late 1940s when the Family Rosary Crusade began, though he might as well have. Certainly, the devout, Irish-born priest now up for sainthood had a profound effect on laity and religious alike when he began his dedicated campaign to encourage families throughout the world to take time each day to pray together and, especially, to say the rosary.

 

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