Georgia Catholics remain engaged in extended election season

"The political process is an extension of living out our faith," said Mike Harris, a longtime member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Atlanta. "We must engage and stand for what is right, stand for the poor, stand for the needy, stand for the imprisoned, for those people who have no other voice. We are called to be the voice of God for the people of God."


Georgia Tech students craft carbon plan for CRS to reduce fleet emissions

While staffers with Catholic Relief Services delivered needed supplies to far-flung parts of the globe, students at the Georgia Institute of Technology studied how the agency's missions of mercy could be done with fewer car emissions that contribute to a warming planet.

Foes of death penalty address its 'indefensible' moral, economic toll

Activists and death penalty opponents at a summit addressed capital punishment's "indefensible" moral, economic and human toll. Speakers included the daughter of an executed inmate,a civil rights icon and others.


Action plan offers Atlanta Catholics down-to-earth ideas to implement encyclical

Mimi Soileau goes nearly weekly to see what vegetables are ripe to be plucked from garden beds beside her parish church, St. Pius X.

Time spent with her hands in the dirt is nothing new for this 85-year-old master gardener. She's currently harvesting hearty kale, eggplant and broccoli from the raised beds, a new initiative of the parish garden ministry.

These vegetables go to the parish's Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference, which has given the fresh produce to families in need since the growing season began.