- Jun 1, 2020
Archbishop Patrick F. Flores died January 9. He showed early signs of wanting to live a life with God according to his younger sister, Mary Moreno, who said that her brother would often walk up and down the road in front of the family home praying the rosary. “He was always very close to God,” she said.
Olga Woltering, a bedrock member of her parish and the Atlanta Cursillo movement and beloved to her family and many friends, was among five people killed in the Jan. 6 shooting at a Florida airport, while her husband was uninjured.
Through his addiction, Scott Weeman said, he was “humbled” to the point that he was willing “to give a personal relationship with God a chance.” He ultimately came to accept “how much (God) loves me and how much he was willing to pursue me, even when I was hiding from him as much as I could.”
As he studies elsewhere and awaits ordination, Franciscan Brother George Jamal still dreams of one day returning home and helping the youth of Syria and those who have faced the decision to leave. But he knows it will be difficult. He says, “I lost my past. I have my past in my memory.”
“Most Americans, if you ask them, are quite supportive of federal aid, and they think it’s about 20 percent of the federal budget. When you ask them how much it should be, they think, not that much, about 10 percent. When you tell them that it’s less than 1 percent of the budget, they’re shocked,” said Stephen M. Colecchi, director of the Office of International Justice and Peace at the USCCB.
When he first saw the basket with a blanket on top, the custodian thought someone had left laundry on the steps to the church foyer. He then heard a noise from the basket and thought it might be a puppy. When he removed the blanket, he saw the baby’s face.