Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bishop Talley talks about the meaning of the statue of St. Francis and St. Claire.

I spotted this small shrine as I finished interviewing then Msgr. David P. Talley. It was one of the items that had not been packed at his former office at St. Brigid Church, Johns Creek, before his ordination as a bishop.

I figured there would be a good story behind it, so I asked him about this wooden statue of St. Francis, one of the most popular Catholic saints, and his sister, St. Claire. Listen to Bishop Talley tell the story of the statue and what it means to him.

Our next issue will have complete coverage of Bishop Talley's April 2 ordination, along with insights from members of the disabilities community, former parishioners, and others who know him best.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Our first tweets from Twitter archives

Twitter allows people to dig back through its archives to uncover the initial fumbling attempts at writing in 140 characters. Here's ours.

Twitter is now a 24-hour news wire, a nonstop flow of stories, photos, videos, and yes, sometime what people had for lunch, that is informative and entertaining. It has been embraced by the church, with bishops, cardinals, and Pope Francis - at @Pontifex - to send messages to the world.

Many thanks to our 2,349 followers on Twitter.  Please join us at @georgiabulletin.

First tweet. Ever.

First time food was mentioned:

First Retweet

First photo: Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

The photo, if memory serves me right, was taken at an interfaith forum at The Temple, Atlanta. That's Archbishop Gregory, second from left.