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Institute up and running

By FATHER JOSEPH A. WAHL, C.O. I have often heard Bishop Thompson express the hope that the Institute for Parish Leadership Development would be “up and running” before his retirement. That hope becomes a reality on Monday, May 4, when the leaders from parishes throughout the Diocese of Charleston attend the first class of Course […]

Mepkin recognizes 100th anniversary of Henry Luce’s birth

MONCKS CORNER — Family and friends of the late Henry R. Luce, publisher and philanthropist, gathered at Mepkin Abbey on April 4 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth April 3. The Mepkin property was owned by Luce and his wife, Clare Booth Luce, from 1936 until the late 1940s. Guests of honor at […]

BEHS alumni show pride in new school at 50th reunion

By PAUL A. BARRA DANIEL ISLAND — If diocesan officials anticipated resistance from any one group to the new Bishop England High School, they thought it might come from older alumni. After all, they have the longest and richest tradition, and all of it was formed at the present downtown Charleston site. Some of the […]

Program strives to create responsible fathers

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — “We have over 20 million children in our country who are living without fathers.” That bothers Joe Jones, director of Baltimore City Head Start and an adviser to Vice President Al Gore. So he is doing something about it. He is bringing fathers back into the family fold with his […]

Assistants to the Vicar General named

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Msgr. James A. Carter, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Charleston, has announced the appointment of two new staff members in the Vicar General’s Office. Sister Susan Schorsten, HM, has been named assistant to the Vicar General, while Father Richard D. Harris has been chosen […]

Borg talk at Mepkin subdued compared to USC event

By PAUL A. BARRA MONCKS CORNER — I went to Mepkin Abbey on April 3 expecting fireworks — exactly the opposite reaction most people anticipate when visiting the peaceful environs of the monastery. But I was going to hear a talk by Marcus J. Borg. Dr. Borg’s address the night before at the University of […]

Community involvement is key at St. John’s School

By NANCY CZABALA NORTH CHARLESTON — Community is “at the heart of all Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived.” This statement, made by Pope John Paul II in New Orleans in 1987, is found at the top of St. John School’s philosophy statement, Verifying […]

Father Sheehan celebrates Golden Jubilee

By NANCY CZABALA ISLE OF PALMS — Father John Sheehan, SMA, traveled a long road in his 50 years in the priesthood before he came to settle in Isle of Palms. While working in his home town of Waterbury, Conn., in his early 20s, he did a novena to the Lady of the Miraculous Medal, […]

Diocese to hold All Ministries Conference

This fall the Diocese of Charleston will hold the first All Ministries Conference, a unique event gathering together in one place all those working in various Catholic ministries across the state. The conference will be held Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Columbia with a closing liturgy at nearby St. Peter’s […]

Standing together to fight violence

By MARY HOOD HART As she glanced at the front page of the paper, my teen-age daughter asked, “These cute kids killed someone?” Yes, Katie, those cute kids shot four children and a teacher. They wounded several others. Not only did they hide in the woods and cold-bloodedly shoot their classmates and teachers, they planned […]

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    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
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    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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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