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1997

Sisters of Charity Foundation grants $1 million to 58 groups

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation just gave the fight against social ills a million-dollar shot in the arm. Last week, the foundation awarded Good Samaritan grants totaling over $1 million to 58 community organizations in the state. Grants went to innovative projects and programs targeted at poor and underserved South […]


Fathers play many varied roles in the lives of their children

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS SUMMERVILLE — A full time position is available for a man who has the following qualities: must be loving, caring, protective, play every kind of game well and have a lot of patience when helping with homework. Candidates must have child-proof references with some or no experience necessary; on-the-job training will […]


Black Catholic leaders hear encouraging news

By PAUL A. BARRA ANDERSON — To prepare participants for the National Black Catholic Congress, scheduled for Baltimore in August, the Black Catholic Caucus of the Diocese of Charleston held a retreat at St. Mary of the Angels Parish June 7. Father Damian Lynch of the Diocese of Charlotte was the retreat master. Participants in […]


Bishop Thompson receives national publisher award named for predecessor

By JORDAN McMORROUGH DENVER — The publisher of The New Catholic Miscellany, Bishop David B. Thompson, was recently awarded the national publisher award for his public position on the Confederate flag from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) at its annual convention in Denver May 23. The honor, fittingly enough, is named the Bishop John England […]


Schools wrap up 1996-97

Sumter Catholic High School holds last graduation SUMTER — Graduation is always a special occasion for a high school, but the 1997 commencement exercises for The Sumter Catholic High School were historical. The Class of ’97 is the last class that will ever graduate from the school. Sumter Catholic has been closed by the Diocese […]


Schools wrap up 1996-97: Cardinal Newman High School graduates 47

COLUMBIA — Cardinal Newman High School graduated 43 seniors in June 3 ceremonies at St. Peter’s Church. Bishop David B. Thompson delivered the commencement address . Laura M. Greer was the salutatorian and Joshua R. Rushman gave the valedictory address for the CNHS class of ’97. Twenty-two of the 43 graduates won a total of […]


Overyjoyed and overwhelmed

Our Lady Star of the Sea dedicates new church building By DEIRDRE C. MAYS NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – On Aprilt 26, parishioners of Our Lady of the Sea Church were told they has put God in his place. In congratulating them during the Rite for Dedication in their new church, Bishop David B. Thompson told […]


A sad and celebratory farewell

The people of St. Martin de Porres say goodbye to the Dominicans by celebrating thier 60-year legacy at the parish COLUMBIA – St. Martin de Porres Parish bid a fond and poignant farewell Sunday to the Dominican community that has served the Columbia congregation faithfully and well for over 60 years. It was Dominican Day, […]


Camp St. Mary’s to be converted into a county park

By JULIE DOWNS RIDGELAND – Many Lowcountry Catholics have fond memories of youthful summers spent at Camp St. Mary’s. The planned transformation of the camp’s site into a county park should provide similar memories for a new generation. Camp St. Mary’s served as a summer religious education camp for the Diocese of Charleston for more […]


Common bonds found in WWII writings

Father Lous Cameli shows how the writings of World War II authors reveal the spiritual ‘links’ among people of faith By JULIE DOWNS CHARLESTON – In the middle of one of the most destructive and catastrophic times in human history, writers of many faiths “hallowed out dwellings of hope” that created a legacy as lasting […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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