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1997

1997 – YEAR IN REVIEW – A year of hope and loss for the Diocese of Charleston

By NANCY CZABALA Amid the exciting growht and future planning, the Diocese of Charleston, along with the world, was faced with a great loss this year. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “Mother of All Living,” touched every corner of the world with her inspirational words and unconditional love for all people. Early in the year, Mother […]


Poor turn to self sufficiency through ministry

TAYLORS — Catholic Charities of the Piedmont Deanery recently commissioned the first group of “Poverellas” to go forth to mentor/sponsor people needing assistance in gaining independent living. Over 40 people gathered for the training day at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors last month, where parishioners there, along with ones from Blessed Trinity in Greer, […]


Black Catholic state meeting encourages more involvement

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — A statewide meeting hosted by the diocesan Office of Black Catholics Nov. 15 at St. Martin de Porres in Columbia attracted close to 70 participants. The meeting, which follows the National Black Catholic Congress, was a opportunity for local black Catholics to converge and discuss the implementation of plans set […]


Fourteen humbled by papal honors

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — Fourteen faithful of the Church of Charleston who were honored by the pope in April received their awards at a special ceremony on Nov. 30 in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The honorees included five who received the papal medal “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice,” eight who were […]


Millions of Indians converted to Christianity

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH Masses celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe were celebrated in churches throughout the state, remembering the appearance of the apparition of the Blessed Mother to the Aztec Indian outside of Mexico City in 1521. More than 200 people attended an evening of celebration at St. Thomas the Apostle Church […]


Guadalupe celebrations growing along with the diocese… in Sumter

By PAUL A. BARRA and TIM BULLARD Our Lady of Guadalupe may be the patroness of the Americas, but the Diocese of Charleston seems to be adopting her as its own. This year, pilgrims from the diocese journeyed to Mexico City to celebrate the Dec. 12 feast day of the lady known affectionately to Mexicans […]


Thanksgiving turkey served with a kind heart

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Thanksgiving — a time when family and friends get together around a steaming hot turkey meal and thank God for the blessings they have received throughout the year. Nobody should spend Thanksgiving alone. That is why the Knights of Columbus held a Thanksgiving feast at St. Paul’s last week and […]


Mepkin Abbey monks go public in ‘Trappist’

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — Hundreds of people gathered Dec. 8 among the antique mahogany and crystal of the Francis Marion Hotel to preview a movie about the monastic life. They were moved by a dazzling display of the beauty of Mepkin Abbey and a gritty portrayal of the monks’ lives. The documentary, “Trappist,” […]


Weekend offers opportunity for discernment

By JORDAN B. MCMORROUGH ROCK HILL — A vocations weekend offering an opportunity for young adults between the ages of 18 to 35 to learn about religious life and the priesthood drew five men and nine women to The Oratory Nov. 21-23. Attendees came from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, as well as one from […]


A musical tale to be shared by one and all

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA — St. Joseph Church is quietly humming with activity on this chilly Sunday afternoon in December. While musicians tune their instruments, the pews quickly fill with people and the overflow crowd lines the walls. Member or visitor, they have come to hear the parish’s choirs and readers recount in soaring harmonies […]


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    Diocesan Volleyball Tournament
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    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
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    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
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    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
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    From the Calendar of Nativity Charleston
    All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston