Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Atlanta archbishop honors the memory of Coretta Scott King

Much attention was given yesterday to the funeral in Atlanta of Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

However, on Feb. 2, the Archdiocese of Atlanta celebrated in its Christ the King Cathedral a memorial Mass in honor of King. Archbishop Wilton Gregory was the main celebrant.

The Georgia Bulletin, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, posted this article about the Mass.

Here's an excerpt:

Over her lifetime of 78 years, she “completed the mission that the Lord God gave her and the notable one that she inherited from her husband, Martin.”

“However, she did more than simply fulfill his dream,” the archbishop said. “She showed that she was quite a dreamer in her own right. She embraced a legacy and gave it added meaning. She showed the world a woman’s courage as the perfect complement to a man’s heroic sacrifice.”

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