Thursday, February 28, 2013

Photos from historic day

Without a pope, the church is said to be "Sede vacante," (the See of Rome is vacant.)

Watching the end of the papacy, Aux. Bishop Luis R. Zarama, Kieran Quinn,
and Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory
Salute at the end of the papacy. (Screen shot)
Andrew's screens


And the thanks flowed.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A timeline of papal deaths, followed by election of successor

Catholic News Service reported how the popes since the 1960s have been elected and installed within a short period of time after the deaths of their predecessors. Source: The Catholic Sun

Papal Transition on RebelMouse, via Twitter

Monday, February 18, 2013

How to elect a pope

12345 - Vatican - St Peter

An Italian newspaper designed an informative interactive graphic on how the cardinals will gather to elect the next pope.

Click here to see it. 


Photo: Creative Commons License

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video: Pope departs after last public Mass

To shouts of "Viva Papa" and loud, sustained applause, Pope Benedict blessed the crowds as the final public Mass concluded. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bishop-designate David Talley on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

“In my lifetime, I have seen three extraordinary events that are truly 'historical' in the life of the Church: the first event was seen between 1962 and 1965, when second Ecumenical Council was held at the Vatican (Vatican II); the second event was the election of the first non-Italian pope in centuries, as the young Cardinal from Poland became Pope John Paul II; and the third, the announcement that resignation and not death would end the Pontificate of Benedict XVI.

The first two events mentioned have shaped how most Catholics today understand the mission of Christ’s Church. As to the recent announcement: We are still in the wake of the Holy Father’s announcement of resignation, and so must wait and see how the Lord will use this act of fidelity for the spiritual health of of the Church.

The Good News of the Lord Jesus is proclaimed in and through the Church….and that reality is at the heart of all we do and say.”


Bishop-designate David Talley will be ordained as the second auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta on Tuesday, April 2, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Observations Through the Lens

On Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, my first assignment took me to St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, where I had to photograph one of the 2013 teacher honorees for the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Catholic Schools.

It was a foggy morning, which prompted me to stop and take a photo of the school’s baseball field, the Seaver Family Sports Complex. Let’s just say it was a foggy “field of dreams.”

                             This is looking from the pitcher's mound out to center field.


                                   This looking from the right field foul pole, some
                                   320 feet from home plate. 

The second photo presents the following question. Is it the sole or soul of the man that makes him worthy to be a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Atlanta?

                  Permanent diaconate ordination candidates prostrate themselves on 
                  the altar during the Feb. 2 ordination.

This and other questions will be answered in the Feb. 14 issue of The Georgia Bulletin in an article about the archdiocese’s 12 newest deacons. Stay tuned.

Michael Alexander, Staff Photographer