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1997

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 […]


Catholic and Episcopal youth combine to provide assistance

By CHRISTINE CRUMBO COLUMBIA — As drying clothes swayed gently on a neighbor’s line, a Columbia woman murmured thanks to God on the Feast of Christ the King for the circle of friends gathered with her outside her back door. The group had met only a few weeks before, as the result of a chance […]


Interpreting Luke’s Gospel subject of prayer, study day

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY Are you hungry? A hunger and thirst for knowledge about the Book of Luke enlightened study group members one Saturday in Conway about the importance of the meal and other topics in this Gospel. Home-cooked meals, evangelization and literary style all enrich the writings of Luke in the New Testament, participants […]


As vocations decline, plans for new ministry structure arise

By JULIE DOWNS The approaching anniversary of Christ’s birth 2,000 years ago offers Catholics a unique opportunity to reflect on the future of the faith. In the Diocese of Charleston, with the guidance of the recently completed Synod, reflection is turning to action, as leaders work to develop new models of ministry that will better […]


Greenville scene of anti-abortion candelight vigil

By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — There is plenty to do across South Carolina on a Friday night, and Nov. 14 was no exception. Many folks went to the first round of the high school football playoffs to root for their favorite teams. Others attended the season-opening college basketball games for Clemson and USC and cheered […]


Coming to terms with the sacrifices childcare

By MARY HOOD HART I am a strong advocate of stay-at-home parenting — particularly in a child’s first year, ideally years beyond. With that said, I can not understand the public outrage directed at the parents of Matthew Eappen, shaken to death by his family’s 19-year-old au pair, Louise Woodward. I’m surprised people believe the […]


A special thanks from a successful mission in Peru

By REV. DONALD GORSKI During my years here in Zorritos, Peru, I have been constantly awed and amazed at the extraordinary generosity of the people of South Carolina and other parts of the world as well. Thanks to this generosity our parish has been able to respond to a wide variety of human needs. For […]


Diocese receives Proclaim Award for internet efforts

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Official Internet Home of the Diocese of Charleston was recently awarded a Proclaim Award by the Catholic Communication Campaign at an awards ceremony Nov. 7 during a conference of Catholic communicators. The Catholic Communication Campaign is a collection taken up each year to fund communication efforts both nationally and locally. Dioceses […]


Ground broken for new facilities

Ground broken for new facilities HILTON HEAD ISLAND A groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the educational facilities at St. Francis by the Sea School took place Oct. 25. Bishop David B. Thompson was joined by Father Michael McCafferty and Father Donald Grady of St. Francis, Father Edmund McCaffrey of Holy Family, and Father Gregory […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate