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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 […]


Principal creates strong foundation in faith

By NANCY CZABALA JAMES ISLAND — The Thursday before Thanksgiving each year is “National Day of Appreciation for Catholic School Principals,” sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Since principals are not only responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, but also for planning, budgeting, attending meetings, visiting sick students and parents, listening […]


Gathering inspires journalists to meet readers’ needs

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON The Diocese of Charleston hosted the Southern Regional Catholic Press Association Meeting last week, with several notable speakers advising members of the Catholic press how to better serve their readers. The meeting began Oct. 29 with a liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at which Bishop David B. […]


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 […]


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