Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta’

Altanta archbishop’s controversial $2.2million residence to be sold

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory will move out of his controversial US$2.2million residence next month and it will be sold. The proceeds will go towards the needs of the local Catholic community. There had been public and media criticism about the archbishop’s new residence. Continue reading   Related Posts:Record new NZ residents; British favouredBenedict XVI’s secretary Read more

US archbishop backs down on extravagant residence plans

Friday, April 4th, 2014

An American archbishop has bowed to pressure from his flock against plans for building a US$2.2million, 575 square metre mansion. Altanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has apologised to Catholics in his archdiocese for failing to consider the pastoral implications of his plans. He regretted the impression his new home sent to Catholics in his area who Read more

Catholic numbers are booming in the Bible Belt

Friday, May 10th, 2013

While former Catholic strongholds like Boston and Philadelphia are closing churches and schools, Catholic numbers are booming in the Bible Belt states of the southern United States, a mainly Protestant area. Atlanta diocese has seen its number of registered parishioners grow from nearly 322,000 in 2002 to one million in 2012. Charleston has expanded by Read more