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Posts Tagged ‘Catholic’

Bishop’s Mansion is Gone With the Wind

In recent news, Atlanta’s Archbishop Wilton Gregory surprised the city’s Catholic community when it was discovered that the mansion he built on property donated by Joseph Mitchell had cost $2.2 million. Mitchell, a nephew of Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell, passed away in 2011, leaving his property and home to the church, specificallyRead more..

Hospital Nuns: From the Civil War to Today

From the Civil War to Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, the extraordinary history of Irish nuns in health care. The Sisters of Mercy were the first women to go with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War in 1854. They worked with her to make nursing more effective and to improve sanitary conditions. In America, the Sisters ofRead more..

The Last Word: Love Thy Neighbor

A couple of years ago, in my capacity as President of the Glenmary Missioners, I was visiting one of our priests in south Georgia. It was February, cold and gloomy, and we had spent an entire day driving around three counties. As we drove, Fr. Vick pointed out the different trailer parks — each oneRead more..

The Last Word: Stand With the Sisters

Mary Pat Kelly looks at the Vatican’s latest censorship move to silence American nuns. I am shocked and heartsick at the Vatican’s action to censor the nuns. I know a lot of nuns, I was one myself for six years. Nuns are the wise women of our tribe. We cannot let the Vatican throw themRead more..

Monsignor Edward J. Dillon

Applying his passion for law and education and his undeniably strong faith, Monsignor Edward J. Dillon has worked to revitalize church law, educate countless students and shepherd a diverse parish of over 2,000 families. He has served at Holy Spirit parish in Atlanta, Georgia since his appointment in 1987, becoming its full-time pastor in 1997.Read more..

Archbishop John F. Donoghue

John Francis Donoghue, who retired as Archbishop of Atlanta in 2004, was born in Washington, D.C. on August 9, 1928, the son of Daniel and Rose Ryan Donoghue. Both of his parents were Irish immigrants. His father was a government worker and his mother a domestic. He has three brothers, all of them in theRead more..

Roma Downey’s Little Angels

The Derry-born star of Touched by an Angel tells Molly Ferns about her new faith-based children’s series Little Angels. Upon first hearing about Roma Downey’s new children’s series, Little Angels, some might guess that her breakout role as Monica in Touched by an Angel (1994-2003), a show that promoted Christian values, is what led RomaRead more..

What America Can Learn From Ireland

The Last Word: Birth Control is a Medical Issue, Not a Religious One The Irish, a fiercely independent people ruled by another country for centuries, have a unique appreciation for irony. As an advocate for reproductive rights in Ireland, I saw the travesty in a church-sanctioned anti-contraception policy that harmed women and families in theRead more..

The Heart of Hearts Rests in Dublin

The remains of the martyred Saint Valentine are enshrined at Dublin’s Whitefriar Street Church. ℘℘℘ Each year on February 14 and in the days and weeks leading up to Valentine’s day, visitors flock to the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street in Dublin to visit the shrine of St. Valentine. The shrine consists of an altar,Read more..

James R. Kelly

Jim Kelly, who as CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans plays a crucial role in the recovery efforts after hurricane Katrina, was named Executive Director of Covenant House New Orleans in February. “Jim has lived the mission of Covenant House in numerous executive and board positions for over thirty years,” said Kevin Ryan,Read more..