Issue 9909-4/25/19

By: Paul Camp, Michael J. Johnson and Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

(Click on the image below to view a PDF of our Holy Week 2019 coverage)

View more images on our Smugmug gallery.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19


  •  The new site was designed to be an information resource – to answer questions about the Catholic faith and about the activities of the diocese.
  •  To deliver the best experience for our users, the new site is fully responsive across all devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, phones), with intuitive navigation and a touchscreen-friendly look and feel. We have also reconfigured the site’s underlying data structure to make searching faster and exploring easier.



By: Mary Hood Hart
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

Now in my 60s, I am confronted with death more frequently and intimately. The deaths of my parents were the first I faced intimately. Although they died years apart, I was present at both of my parents’ bedsides as they were in the final stage of life.


By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

Click on the image below to view a PDF of the Living Stations of the Cross in Hinesville.

By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

On Sunday, April 14, in the Year of Our Lord 2019, the Catholic Church “throughout the world” celebrated Palm Sunday of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, when the People of God gathered outside their churches for the blessing of palms and/or olive branches, and for the proclamation of the Gospel of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem. When Jesus of Nazareth went up to the Holy City for the last time, to observe the precept that all able-bodied Jewish men should celebrate the Passover there, he was greeted by a tumultuous crowd. “The children of Jerusalem welcomed Christ the King.

By: Junno Arocho Esteves (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.


By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

When I made my first communion, I received many gifts from friends and family members. Among them was a rectangular, light brown ceramic plaque with praying hands on one corner and the following words, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”


By: Rachel Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

A few years ago, one of my brothers decided to stop drinking alcohol. It was a personal choice which he explained as “wanting to see the world through that lens” — the lens of sobriety. My brother had gotten tired of drinking a few beers at every event he attended, and then waking up feeling bad or tired or (worst of all) worried about something he had said the night before.


By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

It may be hard to imagine, but there was once a time in our family’s history where we had twice as many cats as we did children.


Before you break out your abacus or start calling the local Humane Society to file a complaint on our behalf, know that these were the early days BJL: Before Jesse Luke.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

Planning an intercollegiate retreat requires a willingness to be flexible and accommodating—both to the needs of students as well as to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.



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