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Spanish Mass fills the body as well as the soul

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH ST. HELENA ISLAND — The Blessed Sacrament, two baptisms and barbecue were all a part of a special Saturday evening Mass and fiesta for migrant workers and other parishioners of Holy Cross Mission on St. Helena’s Island June 7. Organized by Sisters Shelia Byrne and Stella Breen of the Franciscan Center, the […]

Dad’s presence is the best present on Father’s Day

By MARY HOOD HART Because so many couples feel so much pressure to tend to work and family, we sometimes keep a mental list tabulating just who’s doing what for the kids and the house. Resentment builds if one partner feels the other isn’t doing his or her fair share. According to recent studies, mothers, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Human work is a gift from God

By REV. MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY A number of years ago the Catholic Church designated May 1st as the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. This date was obviously chosen because this was the day that atheistic communism was celebrated by communists throughout the world. It was to be for Christians a day to remember […]

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, […]

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