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1998

Butterflies a memorial to children who died in Holocaust

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH – Last Thursday, 1.2 million paper butterflies covered a field on Oak Street at the Chabad Jewish Center, blocks from where an apartment months earlier had been desecrated with anti-Semetic graffiti. The butterflies were unleashed on April 23 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and to commemorate the 1.2 million-plus children […]


SCCW focuses on community and family life

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — As legislators prepared to vote on gambling, the S.C. Council of Catholic Women was in Horry County, home of the majority of video poker machines in the state, hammering out a positive resolution on community and family life. Noting that “gambling can be addictive and injurious to the individual […]


AIDS Ministry provokes passionate discussion

By TIM BULLARD GARDEN CITY — Controversial issues can span mundane budgetary battles to who’s bringing the fried chicken for the picnic, but on Saturday, April 4, St. Michael’s Church convened a timely AIDS ministry provoking important, passionate discussion. Before a healing Mass and lunch, heart-breaking testimonials by three HIV-positive residents were heard, and sitting […]


Volunteers needed to reopen Birthright of Charleston

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — For two former volunteers with Birthright of Charleston, two years is too long for the Lowcountry to be without this emergency pregnancy service offering positive alternatives to abortion. Mary Register and Ann Davis are both working to find new volunteers to come forward and reopen a Birthright facility in this […]


Summer Bible Institute announces speakers

ROCK HILL — Megan McKenna and Father Eugene LaVerdiere are the featured presenters for the 1998 Summer Bible Institute at the Rock Hill Oratory, scheduled for Aug. 2 to 7. “Spirituality of the Prophet” is the topic McKenna chose for the morning sessions, beginning Monday, Aug. 3. According to McKenna, “this course will be a […]


Priests of the diocese gather for Sacred Chrism Mass

By JORDAN MCMORROUGHAdditional Pictures of Chrism Mass CHARLESTON — The Sacred Chrism Mass was celebrated by Bishop David B. Thompson last Tuesday, April 7, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Priests in service to the Diocese of Charleston were concelebrants. At the beginning of the ceremony, Bishop Thompson mentioned the work of several […]


Senior and junior youth rallies strive to spread God’s word

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — On Saturday, April 23, 300 junior high students from across South Carolina, including some travelers from Georgia, came together to laugh, play and learn more about their religion. During the day students were reminded of the benefit of listening, and if that day they were able to put this most […]


Lowcountry teams win state championship

AIKEN — Basketball teams from across the state, from Greenville to Myrtle Beach to Mount Pleasant to North Augusta, recently competed in the South Carolina State Catholic Youth Basketball tournament, which took place March 14 and 15 in Aiken. Games began at 8 a.m. Saturday and concluded at 6 p.m. A Saturday evening Communal Mass […]


Mass of the Neophytes emphasizes reality of Jesus’ presence

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Saying they had “received the faith of Jesus in the Catholic Church,” Bishop David B. Thompson celebrated a Mass of the Neophytes at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist last Sunday afternoon for those who took part in the recent Easter Vigil ceremonies across the diocese. In his homily […]


Young people in Kingstree have a ‘Safe Place’

By TIM BULLARD KINGSTREE — Young people gathered on Thorn Avenue last Sunday as the work of the Felician Sisters from the St. Ann Outreach Center came to fruition with the Safe Place dedication. Sister M. Susanne Dziedzic and Sister M. Johnna Ciezobka, co-directors of the center, were happy to see the work completed and […]


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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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