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Bishop's Corner

Archbishop Gregory:  What I have seen and heard

May 11, 2006 Georgia Bulletin

"Honesty, service, generosity, patriotism, responsibility - all of those secular values are ripe for connection with the Catholic faith of our young people..."


Archbishop Gregory appoints new Chaplain for Scouting

"Bill, I pray you will find inspiration and satisfaction in your Ministry of the Boy Scouts of America."


The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, SLD.

22 February 2005:  A letter from the Archbishop of Atlanta regarding Scouting and its values:  "Those who have not considered Scouting, both parents and young men and women, should consider this bonding of spiritual and real life ideals, and ask whether your life wouldn't benefit by becoming part of scouting."


The Most Reverend John F. Donoghue Archbishop emeritus of Atlanta

13 October 2004:  A letter from Archbishop Donoghue:  "I invite you now to participate in your local parish Scouting associations,"


The Most Reverend Bishop Gerald A. Gettlefinger, Diocese of Evansville

Episcopal Liaison to National Catholic Committee on Scouting

2002:  "The National Catholic Committee on Scouting is the necessary link established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to work hand-in-hand with the Boy Scouts of America."


His Holiness Pope John Paul II and others

1999:  Scouting as a Youth Ministry:  Enhancing Your Parish's Youth Ministry with Proven Benefits.

"I assure you of my own personal appreciation of Scouting as a magnificent form of social and religious commitment."  - Pope John Paul II