Issue 9912-6/6/19

By: Michael J. Johnson
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In the midmorning on two consecutive Saturdays ordination ceremonies took place in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist for the Catholic Diocese of Savannah. First on May 25 two seminarians, Carlos Rivero  and Nathanael Swann were ordained by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., as transitional deacons – that is to say deacons on a path to the priesthood. On June 1, Deacon Patrick May was ordained a priest after completing seven years of seminary studies including a pastoral year as a transitional deacon.

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
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A dark green Mercedes-Benz slowly came to a complete stop on a busy intersection as the light turned red. It was a cold day. On the tan leather back seat of the car sat a 15 or 16-year-old young man. Riding alone, his eyes had been fixed on the headrest in front of him, but as the car reached the light he turned his eyes toward the window. Within seconds another young man about his same age approached the car selling something. He held a wooden box full of bubble gum tightly secured around his neck with a weathered piece of yarn. wThe young man wore old, tattered clothes.

By: Rachel Balducci
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It’s not you; it’s May and end of the year collections and pool parties will be ancient history. It will all be behind us. But today, as I write my column, I’m staring it down. I’m right smack dab in the middle of the last week of school, and life feels nuts.

 

By: Staff
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Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., was recently appointed as chair of the United States Conference of Bishops (USCCB)  Subcommittee on the Catholic Communication Campaign. Among its other functions, the subcommittee oversees the Catholic Communication Campaign national collection (taken up June 9 in the Diocese of Savannah). Fifty percent of proceeds collected remain in each diocese to support local communication efforts and the other 50 percent funds the subcommittee’s work.

 

By: Staff
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(Click on the image below to view a PDF of our graduation section)

By: Jason Halcombe
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The “Happiest Place on Earth” would be the last place you’d expect to find someone with a sad, disappointed look on their face (unless you’ve listened to Jim Gaffigan’s hilarious take on Disney World), but there Jesse was, shoulders sagging and usually perky cheeks drooping as we strolled through New Fantasyland.

 

By: Megan Philip (CNS)
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A few years ago my sister graduated from college and was quickly introduced to the brave new world of “Catholic adulting.” Life after college brought her to a new city, parish, job and far away from the comfort of her close-knit Catholic campus ministry community.

 

After a few months, she called me in hopes that her “working for the hurch” big sister could offer advice on how to make the transition less painful. “Meg, I knew leaving college would mean a lot of changes in my faith, but I had no idea it would be this hard,” she said.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
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CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

One day, Jesus called his apostles to him. He gave them the power and authority over all demons, and he gave them the ability to cure the sick.
Afterward, he sent them from village to village to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal those who were ill.

 

By: Mary Hood Hart
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We Catholics are pro-life people. Yet like many overused words, the word “pro-life” has been narrowed to refer only to our being against abortion. Yes, Catholics are against abortion.

 

But Catholics are for life. For life. For all.

 

By: Padre Pablo Migone
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Un carro Mercedes-Benz verde oscuro se detuvo en el semáforo de una intersección congestionada. Hacía frío. En el asiento de cuero trasero estaba sentado un joven de quince o dieciséis años. Viajaba solo y al frenar el carro su mirada que había estado fijada en el reposacabezas delante de él se reubicó lentamente hacia la ventana. En ese instante otro joven de aproximadamente la misma edad se acercó al carro vendiendo algo. Llevaba una caja de madera llena de chicle colgada de su cuello con un pedazo de pabilo desgastado. El joven vestía ropa vieja y rota.

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