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Pride shines bright at Blessed Sacrament

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — “When I first came to Blessed Sacrament, I received a pleasant surprise. I discovered a strong sense of pride, not just among the children and faculty, but with the families,” said Sister Linda Marie Bolinski, principal of Blessed Sacrament since 1989. The faculty at Blessed Sacrament works hard to get […]


Brahm’s Requiem at Mepkin: The perfect combination

By PAUL A. BARRA MONCKS CORNER The All Souls Day performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem was another in a long line of artistic successes at Mepkin Abbey. The Trappist monks had to turn down dozens of ticket requests for the Nov. 2 concert. Abbot Francis Kline attributed the sellout to the popularity of Brahms, but […]


CHD collection helps those who help themselves

CHARLESTON — What do a network of day-care centers in Oakland, Calif., a program supporting farmers in Iowa, and a worker-owned sewing cooperative in Albuquerque have in common? They all originated from the cope of concerned individuals and seed money from the Campaign for Human Development. CHD was established in 1970 to give life to […]


A journey rooted in faith and celebrated in song

Bishop David B. Thompson, the Cathedral Choir and more than 180 pilgrims from across South Carolina recently made a spiritual journey to the heart of the faith By JULIE DOWNS ROME, Italy – Finding inspiration in art, in prayer and in song, pilgrims Church of Charleston were occasionally exhausted, but ultimately uplifted on a recent […]


Parishioners gather to rekindle a legacy

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA — St. Joseph Parish has set out on a journey of faith, hope and love. The parish, one of the largest in the Midlands, has outgrown both its church and school. Now the church community is coming together to improve and expand its existing buildings and add a couple of new […]


Finding God on the journey

By JULIE DOWNS It is hard not to be overwhelmed and moved by the faith while visiting Rome. I should know. I tried hard not to be. I joined Bishop David B. Thompson, the Cathedral Choir and more than 180 others on a pilgrimage to this holy city. In the ensuing conflict between my generational […]


Diocese of Charleston honors the ‘Little Flower’

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — The bishop of Charleston has his own take on some sage advice given to St. Augustine by St. Ambrose 1,600 years ago. For Bishop David B. Thompson, his 33rd visit to the other Holy City last month occasioned an urge within him to replicate his latest Rome experience at […]


Annual assembly provides spiritual guidance to clergy

By NANCY CZABALA SAVANNAH, Ga. Bishop David B. Thompson and priests from the Diocese of Charleston, along with clergy throughout the Atlanta Province, attended the Provincial Assembly in Savannah Oct. 27-29. This year’s speaker for the annual Assembly of Bishops and Priests was Dr. Robert J. Wicks, a nationally recognized speaker and author, who spends […]


Forgiveness is serious business

The following is a homily given by Msgr. James A. Carter, pastor of Christ Our King Church in Mount Pleasant, at Masses at the parish Nov. 15 and 16. The scene is outside a supermarket in the middle of a torrential downpour. Under a canopy where shopping carts should be unloaded, a man waits in […]


Faith community focuses on people

By JULIE DOWNS COLUMBIA The Diocese of Charleston’s newest faith community may not have a building, but the lack of real estate provides a unique opportunity to focus on what really makes a church: its people. Sister Clare Reinert, SSND, was named pastoral administrator of the Catholic Community Northeast of Columbia in August. There is […]


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    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    May 25All Day 2nd Semester Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston