Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14, which, of course, is also Valentine's Day. Easter Sunday is on April 1, which is popularly known as April Fool's Day. Both days are perhaps trivial reminders of the way the Christian perspective is often different from popular culture. The issue of migration is a more poignant reminder for Christians to promote compassion and justice in a world that sometimes neglects both.
Marist School has announced that Father Joel Konzen, S.M., who is currently the school’s principal and was to become president on July 1 of this year, has been named by Pope Francis the new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Archdiocese of Atlanta announced the news earlier this morning. Father Konzen will be ordained to the Episcopacy on Tuesday, April 3, and, at that time, will end his 28-year tenure with Marist School.