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1998

Women study Scriptural stories at retreat

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — Women from all corners of the state gathered in Columbia March 14 for a Spring Retreat Day, cosponsored by WRISC (Women Religious in South Carolina) and the Office of Liaison for Religious. The presenter was Helen Bruch Pearson, the acting director for the program for women in theology and ministry […]


Group vox aeterna offers timeless sacred music

By PAUL A. BARRA Listening to the sounds of vox aeterna, you can feel your neck muscles unknot and hear the sighing of the Spirit as it stirs your soul. That’s exactly the response hoped for by the singers who make up the ensemble. “We hope to provide a spiritual and artistic experience,” said Scott […]


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 […]


Campus ministries gather for retreat

By JULIE CAVANAUGH SAVANNAH, Ga. — More than 45 Catholic college students gathered at the Isle of Hope outside Savannah two weeks ago for a statewide retreat that focused on “Faith as a Journey.” From Feb. 13-15 the students examined their faith through several activities, one of which included a Saturday morning session led by […]


Approximately 250 attend Hilton Head pro-life rally

By TERRI JO RYAN HILTON HEAD — Beaufort County Sheriff Carl “Mac” McCleod may have been out of uniform Jan. 24, but he was still “on duty.” He was answering to a higher authority, he said. “When you’re a Catholic, you gotta stand up for what you know is right,” he said, as he took […]


Taylors parishioners share how God reached them

John and Mary Ann Sudnick and Elaine Myatt talk about why they give (Editor’s Note: The following witness was delivered by Prince of Peace Church in Taylors parishioners John and Mary Ann Sudnick at the Piedmont Deanery DDF kick-off meeting.) John: Mary Ann and I have never really considered ourselves “joiners.” We both have very […]


Anti-Catholicism strikes early in 1998

By PAUL A. BARRA Just when you think religious tolerance and understanding has eased its way into South Carolina, up jumps a sad example of ignorance that it’s hard to believe. Those of us who live near the big cities of the state can easily forget that anti-Catholic bias still exists in and around our […]


Putting the generation gap to good use

By MARY HOOD HART At the dinner table sharing take-out pizza with my kids, I made a joke I thought was pretty clever. As I transferred the last slice of pepperoni from its box to a second box half full of cheese pizza, I commented: “And the cheese pizza was outraged when the pepperoni slice […]


Diocesan Development Fund kicks off Feb. 15

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — An opportunity for parishioners in the Diocese of Charleston to express their stewardship is near at hand. “Returning God’s Gifts” is the theme for the Diocesan Development Campaign for 1998. Sunday, Feb. 15, has been designated as DDF Sunday. Greg Bowden, DDF assistant, said that this year’s effort is the […]


School focuses on God’s gifts, helping the needy

By NANCY CZABALA SUMMERVILLE — “We honor every student,” reads the school’s bumper sticker. At Summerville Catholic it is stressed that students do the best that they can, emphasizing that everyone has their own gifts, according to Carole Ann White, principal. This philosophy is why the school has not engaged in establishing an honor roll. […]


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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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate