Wednesday, January 30, 2013

UPDATED - Archbishop Gregory to lawmakers: Don't give up hope, even if 40 days of lawmaking seems like 40 years lost in the desert

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

A slideshow of participants is in the works.

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.


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