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Institute prepares to embark on ‘adventure’

Q&A with Institute Director Father Joseph Wahl The following is an interview between The New Catholic Miscellany and Father Joseph Wahl, CO, director of the diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development. NCM — The first classes for Course One of the Institute program are set for the week of May 3-9. What are your thoughts? […]

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 […]

Excitement building as Institute approaches start of courses

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The due date for registration forms for the first year of the Institute for Parish Leadership Development is quickly approaching. According to Father Joseph Wahl, CO, director of the Institute, registration forms should be completed by April 5 to permit time to line up exact locations of classes and assignments […]

‘Morning Edition’ host spreads acerbic wit

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — Religion, professional ethics, moral responsibilities and global consciousness were all topics recently discussed by National Public Radio host Bob Edwards at a Coastal Carolina University presentation in mid-February. Don’t worry about the threat of war from the looming military conflict in Iraq, NPR’s serene “Morning Edition” host, Edwards, a Catholic […]

Rites of Election show church family is growing

Ceremonies marking the celebration of the Rite of Election and the Continuing Call to Conversion were held in three locations across South Carolina recently. More than 100 people searching for a spiritual home in the Upstate found the welcome mat out and the door open at St. Mary’s Church in Greenville Feb. 28, and the […]

Sponsors crucial to faith journey

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — “It’s time to get acquainted with a new day.” That is how Lenka Spencer described a recent spring-life morning with the sun bursting forth to burn off two weeks of rain and to drive away the dreary gray of winter. That also is how she is moving forward in her […]

Greenwood brothers give time to the Peace Corp

As the two youngest siblings in a family of six, the DiDiego brothers weren’t often without a loved one nearby. John and Bill DiDiego, however, sought to spread their good fortune to others around the world. “They have always been aware of the needs of others,” said their mother, Ann DiDiego. So, the two brothers […]

Leading Jesus scholar to speak at Mepkin and USC

Dr. Marcus Borg, a leading Jesus scholar and author of the best-selling book, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, will give several public addresses for the University of South Carolina’s fourth annual Nadine Beacham and Charlton F. Hall Sr. Lectureship in New Testament and Early Christianity April 2-3. Borg, the Hundere Distinguished Professor of […]

Communicating the faith in a high energy way

By JOEY REISTROFFER TAYLORS — Dr. Nicholas Abraham is a high-energy guy. This motivational speaker based in Baton Rouge, La., got the folks at Prince of Peace Church pumped up about their faith during a RENEW revival last Tuesday. He did it by showing them the 2,000-year history behind the church and telling them that […]

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