Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mixed feelings and expectations from locals after the conclave ends.
Residents of Tucker reacted Wednesday to news that a new pope had been chosen to succeed Benedict XVI, who resigned last month due to failing health. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, 76, now becomes Francis I and the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. Mike Walshe, walking to his car outside Holy Cross Catholic Church, said, "it's a good choice. I'm not aware of what kind of cardinal he was, but he seems to have plenty of energy at 76." "It's pretty exciting," said Catechist Frank Kaliner, who was busy teaching a group of kids at the church. "People want to know more about his past, how he grew up, how he can relate to them." Holy Cross, on Chamblee-Tucker Road, serves the Hispanic community. Daisy Padron, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A local Catholic church has special events for Lent.
Holy Cross Catholic Church at 3773 Chamblee-Tucker Road has a number of services and events throughout the period of Lent. Weekdays during Lent: The Good Shepherd Sisters hold a Morning Prayer in the Church at 8:55 a.m., before Mass. Knights of Columbus Lent Dinners: Friday evenings in Parish Hall from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the Church: Fridays at 7 p.m. (English) and 8 p.m. (Spanish) Parish Mission: March 2 – 6 Penance Service: March 21, 7 p.m., Bilingual More information here
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
His resignation is effective on Feb. 28, and a successor should be named by Easter.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he is resigning, effective Feb. 28. Tucker Patch readers shared their views on Monday through Facebook: "I'm glad that he had the foresight to step down if he didn't feel that he was able to fulfill his role as pope. It takes a great person to admit that they aren't able, and I have great respect for him and his decision. I just sincerely hope that he is OK, medically speaking," said Susan Gilchrist. Another reader, Kathleen Stevens, said, "I do admire Pope Benedict for saying he is just not up to the demands. Hope that is the true reason." Mary Ellen Sheehan, a church deacon, said, "we need a massive change in the Catholic Church. With John Paul the second and Benedict the Catholic Church has …