Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to each of you and your families! As we celebrate these Holy Days, be assured that I remember and include all of you in my prayers and masses. One of the blessings of Christmas is the beautiful tradition of the Octave (eight days)! As a Christian community, we celebrate the eight days, the […]

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Gaudete Sunday

“Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again, Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 Today we light the pink candle in our Advent wreathes at home and in the Church to signify the 3rd Sunday Advent known as “Gaudete Sunday”. It is so named because of the Entrance Antiphon for that Sunday is the verse above from

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you and your families had a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving! In the midst of such a crazy year, we still have much to give thanks to Almighty God for. I am thankful for the gift of life and faith and the gift of family and good friends. Faith (God), Family, and Friends

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The Southern Cross

Thank you to all who sent me texts or emails or spoke to me about the front page of The Southern Cross in the last issue. I appreciate your candor and I am glad you feel comfortable in sharing your thoughts with me. I share your anger and frustration. Publishing that picture and article was

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Elections and Sanctity

Tuesday is Election Day. The candidates for the Presidency and other Congressional seats both local and federal have bombarded us with ads, debates, and policies. I cannot think of another election year that has been so contentious and at times rancorous. The division and discord in our country is palpable. Honestly, it is exhausting. I

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Atlanta Braves!

October baseball is magnificent! At the time I am writing this, the Atlanta Braves are up 1-0 in the National League Championship Series having scored 4 runs in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers! By the time you read this, you will perhaps know the outcome of that 7 game series. Game 1

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St. Teresa of Avila

One of the great reformers in the history of the Church is St. Teresa of Avila. On Thursday, October 15th, we celebrate her feast day! The 16th century was tumultuous in the Church. Luther, Calvin, Henry VIII, and others fractured the Church and severed ties with their brothers and sisters in faith. The Church was

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Pro-Life Dinner

Last night, we had an amazing 3rd Annual Pro-Life Dinner! This year, we focused on the reality of Human Trafficking in our world and in our community of Savannah-Chatham County. The evil of slavery still abounds today. Tragically, lives are destroyed and damaged. Jose Gonzalez, President of Savanah Working Against Human Trafficking (SWAHT), came to

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