Catholics who attended the annual Catholic Day at the Capital on Tuesday, Jan. 29, buttonholed their representatives about public policy issues important to the church.
First up for the day was a briefing on legislative bills from leaders of the Georgia Catholic Conference and the Atlanta Archdiocese. The group then watched the opening of the House of Representatives . Later, the participants shared their viewpoints with lawmakers.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory was the chaplain of the day. His remarks to open the day's session are below. (The early sounds are the Georgia House of Representatives coming to order, starting with a chiming bell and then attendance to ensure there was a quorum of members.)
Catholic Day at the Capital: Archb. Wilton D. Gregory's opening reflection at the Georgia Statehouse by Andrew.Nelson
Some thoughts from the participants.
We'll be talking with the Georgia Catholic Conference leaders for our Feb. 14 edition to learn about their legislative priorities.