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1998

College students bring faith to forefront at retreat

By JULIE CAVANAUGH TABLE ROCK — With over half of the semester completed, college students around the state gathered to share faith and fellowship at a retreat Oct. 23-25 in Table Rock, S.C. Following the theme, “Encountering Self, Others and God,” the students discussed how God is active and present in their lives and how […]


Gambling revenues create dangerous precedents

By REV. MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY Recently I read in the National Catholic Register that 18 Canadian Church leaders, representing most of the major Church bodies in their country, had sent a joint letter to their government calling for an independent review of state-sponsored gambling in Canada. The Church leaders called for “a moratorium on […]


Discovering a new route on road of life

By MARY HOOD HART Like most mothers of school-age children, I spend a lot of time on the road. My van is less than two years old, and its odometer reads over 50,000 miles. Most of those miles were accumulated traveling back and forth on a long stretch of Highway 17. Most of those miles […]


Bishop bids a fond farewell in Charleston

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — As parishioners filled the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Sunday, Nov. 1, for the 11 a.m. Mass, they were not just coming to worship, but to extend a prayer of gratitude for Bishop David B. Thompson at a Mass of Thanksgiving. After traveling around the diocese and celebrating […]


Diocese projects a severe priest shortage by 2004

Five years from now there will be one-third fewer priests available for parish assignments in the Diocese of Charleston than there are today This estimate was developed by Msgr. James Carter, vicar general and chairman of the personnel committee, the four deans, representatives of the Charleston peninsular parishes and diocesan support staff during a meeting […]


Ernesto Torres: Working in the image of Christ

By PAUL A. BARRA MOUNT PLEASANT — When a columnist referred to Ernesto M. Torres as “St. Ernie” in a local newspaper earlier this year, he was embarrassed. None of the thousands of people from across the state who know Torres were surprised to hear of the appellation, however. “The image of Christ fits Ernie,” […]


School blossoms in developing community

By NANCY CZABALA HILTON HEAD — In its fourth year, St. Francis by the Sea School still has a lot of growing to do, and they’re coming together full force to reach their maximum potential. The start of the school year introduced the third, fourth and fifth grades, who joined the already established pre-kindergarten through […]


Teachers get lesson on Catholic faith

By JOEY REISTROFFER TAYLORS — Kate Ristow delivered inspiration to the 140 or so catechists from the Piedmont Deanery who gathered for the 12th Annual Upstate Catechist Workshop at Prince of Peace. A teacher for 30 years, Ristow packs her lessons with jokes and anecdotes to keep her listeners riveted. Now she is the director […]


Honoring the Children’s Sabbath

By DIANE BULLARD On Oct. 16-18 thousands of churches nationwide celebrated the seventh annual National Observance of Children’s Sabbath. This observance was sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund in cooperation with 200 religious organizations nationwide — including Catholic Charities USA, National Black Catholic Congress, NETWORK and the SC Christian Action Council. Special events were planned […]


Poverella team-in-training welcomes like-minded visitors

By SHEILA OJENDYK CLEMSON — Christians of two faiths and one mission met on Sept. 19 at St. Andrew Church, as a team of Catholic Poverella volunteers in training was visited by a group from Seneca Baptist Church who came to share their experience mentoring an impoverished family. Poverella, a Catholic multifocused, structured program to […]


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    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
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    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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