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Pope Francis, with retired pope, canonizes Sts. John and John Paul
(April 27, 2014) Canonizing two recent popes in the presence of his immediate predecessor, Pope
Francis praised the new Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II as men of courage and mercy, who responded to
challenges of their time by modernizing the Catholic Church in fidelity to its ancient traditions . . .
Father Austin remembered for tireless ministry in parishes, prisons
(February 6, 2014) Father Austin Fogarty, a son of Ireland, first began his service to the people
of the Archdiocese of Atlanta as assistant pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas in Alpharetta in 1981.
ďHeís come full circle,Ē said the priestís brother, Richard Fogarty of Dublin, Ireland. ďHeís finally
finished where he started.Ē . . . Father Austin Fogarty left word that in the event anything should happen
to him, he wanted Deacon Steve Beers of St. George Church to do the homily for his funeral Mass. The two
became close friends . . .
Remembering Father Austin Fogarty
(February 6, 2014) I actually cannot remember the first time we met, but the years have been long since [Father Austinís]
arrival to Death Row. We finally had a priest to call our own. Iím smiling as I write. He was just a man, but we fell in love
with his homilies . . .
Father Austin Fogarty, priest for 32 years, dies
(January 23, 2014) Father Austin Fogarty, the pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Alpharetta
and a dedicated prison ministry chaplain, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
He was 61 . . . He [formerly] served as the pastor of St. George Church in Newnan, where he ministered
from 2002-2012 . . .
Talley 'Thrilled' by Time nod for pope
(January 4, 2014) Bishop David P. Talley, M.S.W., J.C.D., auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, said he is 'thrilled
to hear this good news' upon learning Pope Francis has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Talley takes
a leading role in guiding the churches in the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. Coweta County is home to two
parishes . . .
Pope Francis is third pope to win Timeís Person of the Year honor
(December 11, 2013) Pope Francis is not seeking fame or accolades, but being named Time magazineís Person
of the Year will make him happy if it helps attract people to the hope of the Gospel, said the Vatican spokesman.
ďItís a positive sign that one of the most prestigious recognitions in the international pressĒ goes to a person who
ďproclaims to the world spiritual, religious and moral values and speaks effectively in favor of peace . . .
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Almighty God, who gave to your servant George boldness to confess the name of our savior Jesus Christ before the
rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for
the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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