The Solidarity Association is an Association of the Christian Faithful founded by Frank J. Hanna, in 2003, with the approval and guidance of Archbishop John F. Donoghue.

Frank J. Hanna III

Frank J. Hanna is CEO of Hanna Capital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is featured in the PBS documentary, The Call of the Entrepreneur.

Mr. Hanna has been involved in education for the last 38 years. He has been instrumental in the foundation of thirteen new educational institutions, from preschool through post-secondary. He served as Chair of a Commission on Education Excellence under President George W. Bush.

He has been a frequent speaker to various groups and mass media regarding macroeconomics, education, and philanthropy. He is the author of two best-selling books: What Your Money Means, and A Graduate’s Guide to Life.

He currently serves on and advises the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, both within the Catholic Church, and in the secular world, including EWTN, the Acton Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute.

Mr. Hanna is the founder of the Solidarity Association, which serves as the Trustee of the Hanna Papyrus, which is preserved in the Vatican Library.

In recognition of his charitable efforts, Mr. Hanna has received the William B. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, and the David R. Jones Award for Philanthropic Leadership. He is also a Knight of Malta, of the Holy Sepulchre, and was named a Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory by Pope Benedict XVI.

Archbishop John Francis Donoghue

Archbishop John Francis Donoghue was born in Washington, D.C. on August 9, 1928. Both of his parents were natives of Ireland.

He attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He held the academic degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Bachelor of Canon Law and Licentiate of Canon Law.

Archbishop Donoghue was ordained to the priesthood in St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington in 1955. He served as assistant pastor in churches in the Maryland area until 1964. After a year of graduate studies in canon law, he joined the staff of the Archdiocesan Chancery (Washington) where he was Chancellor/Vicar-General and served there until his appointment as Bishop of Charlotte. He served, in succession, Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, William Cardinal Baum, and James Cardinal Hickey.

Archbishop Donoghue was ordained bishop in 1984, becoming the second bishop of Charlotte, succeeding Bishop Michael Begley. He was named by Pope John Paul II to head the Archdiocese of Atlanta in August 1993, retired in late 2004, and died in November 2011. Each bishop has a coat-of-arms and a motto. As Archbishop, he chose as his motto: "To live in Christ Jesus."




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