By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9815-7/19/18

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., has announced the following appointments:


On presentation of Father James McCurry, Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Friars Conventual of our Lady of the Angels Province, Bishop Hartmayer endorsed the following appointments, effective August 2, 2018.  All Friars have been assigned to the newly named Franciscan Martyrs Friary in Columbus, Georgia.


Father Robert Schlageter, OFM Conv. appointed Pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church

By: Rhina Guidos (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9813-6/21/18

From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America. 


By: Dennis Sadowski (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9813-6/21/18

WASHINGTON --Caring for creation goes hand-in-hand with the mission of helping retreat-goers connect with God at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio.


The center’s tree-enshrouded grounds that filter the sound of nearby traffic in the middle of Cleveland’s largest suburb offer a home for wildlife and a respite for those seeking a quiet place to pray and reflect about God in their life.


By: Cindy Wooden
Originally Appeared in : 9803-2/1/18

VATICAN CITY (CNS) --People have a responsibility to check the source of what they share on social media to ensure it is not “fake news” designed to further prejudices or increase fear, Pope Francis said.  


By: Cindy Wooden
Originally Appeared in : 9803-2/1/18

CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (CNS)--La gente tiene la responsabilidad de verificar la fuente de lo que comparten en las redes sociales para asegurarse de que no se trate de “noticias falsas” diseñadas para fomentar prejuicios o aumentar el temor, dijo el papa Francisco.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9725-12/7/17

The Right Reverend Oscar C. Burnett, seventh abbot of Belmont Abbey, died peacefully in the Lord, on Tuesday evening, November 21, 2017.


His body was received at 7 p.m. Friday evening, November 24, 2017, at Vespers in the Basilica of Our Lady, Help of Christians at Belmont Abbey in Belmont. The public funeral Mass was celebrated in the basilica at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 25, with interment following in the Abbey cemetery.


By: Barbara D. King
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

Two bishops from Georgia and one from Florida have reiterated their opposition to the death penalty following the resolution of a court case involving the murder of a priest.


On Oct. 18 in the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro, Steven James Murray pleaded guilty to the murder of Father Rene Robert, thus taking the death penalty off the table. He will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

REIDSVILLE—The seeds that Father Michael H. Smith planted in the Catholic community of Georgia State Prison (GSP) will continue to grow, thanks to the addition of his name on the prison chapel’s Wall of Remembrance. 


That is what Father Smith would have wanted his legacy to be, Deacon Jim Hunt, prison coordinator for the Diocese of Savannah, said during an Oct. 16 memorial service at the institution. 


By: Submitted by Jo Soparas
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

During the weekend of Oct. 6-8, permanent deacons of the Savannah Diocese and their wives gathered at Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge in Helena for their annual retreat. 


The retreat leaders, from Faith on Fire Ministry and International Liturgy Publications, were Vince Abrosetti, a well- known musician, retreat leader, and publisher; Father Ken Beale also a musician and composer and retired Air Force Chaplain; and Deacon Jerry Ziemklewicz.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9721-10/12/17

The 17th annual Social Apostolate Open Golf Tournament, the biggest fundraiser of the year, will be held November 6, 9:00 AM on the Marshwood course at the Landings located on Skidaway Island. 


The Social Apostolate serves approximately 16,000 soup kitchen meals annually, and provides showers for the homeless. In 2016 the Social Apostolate served 4,461 clients with over 24,000 distinct services. 



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