Raleigh priest ordained auxiliary bishop for Atlanta

ATLANTA—Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory called the ordination of Bishop Bernard E. “Ned” Shlesinger III to the episcopate a “wonderfully happy day in the life of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.” Archbishop Gregory ordained the priest of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, as an Atlanta auxiliary bishop during an afternoon Mass July 19 at the Cathedral of Christ the King. he 56-year-old bishop, most recently the director of spiritual formation at…Keep Reading

Siblings support their youngest brother as he becomes Atlanta bishop

ATLANTA—The siblings of Bishop Bernard E. “Ned” Shlesinger III describe him as a prayerful child and thoughtful brother. The youngest child of six, he was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. His father, Bernard E. “Bill” Shlesinger Jr., 93, is a military veteran, patent attorney and inventor. His mother, the late Rita Belmont Shlesinger, who passed away April 1 at the age of 95, was a homemaker….Keep Reading

Secrets to a happy and holy marriage

It’s rare to see a solid marriage on television. Instead, couples are seen yelling at each other, humiliating each other—and sneaking around with other people. In the real world, however, many couples have good relationships based on respect, friendship and a shared faith. In my case, my husband and I had different temperaments, but we agreed on the important things—especially Catholicism—and were content with simple joys. He died two years…Keep Reading

Blessed are those who mourn

This is the third column in a 10-part series “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Mt 5:4 The beatitudes are blessings directed toward followers of Christ, first of all, and to the crowds as potential followers. The crowds would probably be puzzled by many of the blessings. Being poor in spirit is a blessing? We are blessed if we are in mourning? It is no different…Keep Reading

Raleigh priest ordained auxiliary bishop for Atlanta

ATLANTA—Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory called the ordination of Bernard E. “Ned” Shlesinger III to the episcopate a “wonderfully happy day in the life of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.” Archbishop Gregory ordained the former priest of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, as auxiliary bishop and titular bishop of Naiera during an afternoon Mass July 19 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. The 56-year-old new bishop, most recently…Keep Reading

World Day of Prayer – September 1, 2017

The created world is a gift. As children of God, we are called to be stewards of the rich, natural heritage that surrounds us. Pope Francis has declared September 1st the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.” Invite your parishioners to be the guardians of God’s great handiwork!  

MOQ Choir Looking for New Members

If you’re looking to expand your musical abilities and interests beyond the congregation (or the shower) and long to sing your praises to the Lord in a way that is both dynamic and deeply spiritual, please consider joining our musical ranks. Requirements: An in-tune singing voice that can blend well with others A basic reading ability A willing musical spirit A desire to be part of this very motivated and…Keep Reading

At congress, author-speakers encourage men to focus on growing in holiness

COLLEGE PARK—Catholic men attending the 22nd annual Eucharistic Congress heard a call for action to live as “loving servants” of their wives, families and the church. Said Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, “We make time for those things in life that are important to us and doing everything possible to cultivate and enrich our relationship with God should be first above all else.” “A Christ-centered male spirituality fosters and nurtures growth in…Keep Reading

Openness to why young Catholics pull away from the church is key, speaker says

COLLEGE PARK—If the 2017 Eucharistic Congress is any indication, the future of the Catholic Church is in capable, faithful hands. From the Friday night “Revive” track on June 16 to the Saturday English and Spanish tracks, young adults flocked to the Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center June 16 and 17. Evan Lemoine, keynote speaker for the Friday evening young adult track at the 2017 Eucharistic Congress, shared…Keep Reading

Bishop Luis R. Zarama named bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina

ATLANTA—Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Luis R. Zarama, auxiliary bishop of the Atlanta Archdiocese, to serve the people of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, as their bishop. The appointment was announced Wednesday, July 5. In a statement, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said that Pope Francis has “honored the Archdiocese of Atlanta with the gift of Bishop Luis R. Zarama to become the new Bishop of Raleigh. How fortunate that…Keep Reading