Issue 9903-1/31/19

By: Maureen Coates
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

The 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal officially kicked off Jan. 19 and 20 at weekend Masses in parishes across the diocese giving the faithful once again the opportunity to support the ministries and programs that serve our faith communities. Led by the theme “Who is My Neighbor?” the appeal invites everyone to contribute, with proceeds that will support services around the 90-county Diocese of Savannah benefiting almost 80,000 Catholics and others in South Georgia.  

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Leer en Espanol

When I was in the fifth grade, I placed beans over moist cotton balls inside clear plastic cups and waited. Soon enough, a slender green shoot sprung forth from one of the beans. I still clearly remember the excitement I felt to see life spring forth from the small, plain bean. The shoot grew quickly, and its bright green color stood in contrast to the dark bean. I do not recall the exact topic of the science fair project

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19
Haga clic en las imágenes de abajo para leer la carta del obispo y ver el póster completo.
 
By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Our son Henry got braces last week, which instantly aged him by at least three years. He went into the appointment looking like our sweet youngest son and emerged a few hours later, mouth full of metal, looking rather “teenager-y.”

 

I sent a picture of Henry and his new smile to our family group chat.

 

“He grew up right before our eyes,” said college sophomore Elliott.

 

By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Growing up in the 1980s, there was one constant when it came to communicating to the outside world: a landline phone.

 

It was customary that every working-class home in America had either a tan or cream-colored rotary dial telephone, with middle class homes stepping up to touch tone models, sometimes found in exotic colors like olive, and even orange. 

 

By: Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19
My dear friends, some will say that life begins at 40. The Roman Catholic Church believes and teaches that life begins at the very first moment of conception, and life continues to be sacred, until the end, to the moment of natural death. Today, we are asked to reflect and to pray in a special way upon the precious gift of life that has been given and that has been given to others.  
 
By: Mary Hood Hart
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Most readers of this column would agree that if the law forced a physician to perform an abortion, that physician would be morally obligated to follow his or her conscience, refuse the patient’s request and break the law. Yet these same readers may be unable to accept this moral imperative to protect life in other cases. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Students in the seventh grade in south Georgia were asked to reflect on the lives of the Georgia Martyrs as examples of pursuing a faithful vocation in the 2018 Vocations Essay Contest.

 

The question presented to the 7th graders this year was “How have the lives of the Georgia Martyrs inspired you to go on mission to spread the Catholic Faith to others in our Diocese of Savannah — as a priest, religious or lay person?” 

 

By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

On Dec. 8, 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called Dec. 7 “a date which will live in infamy” because of Japan’s “sneak attack” on Pearl Harbor that took the lives of some 2,500 American servicemen.

 

By: Barbara D. King
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Accountant Scott Voynich, a parishioner of St. Anne Church in Columbus and the chairman of the Diocese of Savannah Finance Council, has been appointed to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) National Advisory Council.

 

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