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Spring break program offers interaction with others

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH Eight persons from the PMCA team at the College of Charleston spent their recent spring break doing emergency home repair in Jackson County, N.C, for elderly and handicapped people who have no means to take care of repair needs themselves. Ann Penick, Catholic campus minister at the school, and Deb Guess, Presbyterian […]


Work, culture combine to enrich college students

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH JOHN’S ISLAND — Twenty-one students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., as well as collegians from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., spent the week of March 16 to 20 at the Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center working on projects for the Neighborly Assistance […]


French share culture and learn from students

By NANCY CZABALA AIKEN — Eight French students and their chaperone, Frere Elie (Father Elijah), recently visited St. Mary Help of Christians in Aiken for three weeks, sharing their culture and faith. The exchange program began at nearby Aquinas High School in Augusta. Upon hearing of it, St. Mary’s sought to bring junior high level […]


‘New evangelization’ seen as old Gospel in Peru

By REV. MSGR. J. DONALD GORSKI Pope John Paul has spoken often of a “new evangelization” during the ’90s in preparation for the third millennium. In Peru we see this “new evangelization,” yet it is as old as the Gospel. Yesterday a Jesuit priest from the states, a Peruvian teacher and several seniors in high […]


Lunar New Year shines on confirmation candidates

By JOEY REISTROFFER ROCK HILL — The Holy Spirit descended upon St. Anne’s last Saturday and flew into the souls of 71 Vietnamese youths during a special Lunar New Year confirmation service. It was a poignant moment for the youngsters and their families, who had come to Rock Hill from every corner of the state. […]


DDF donors recognized at Masses and receptions

With proper recognition of previous donors cited as a key to the start of this year’s Diocesan Development Fund appeal, four “thank you” receptions were held for contributors in each deanery of the state following Masses celebrated by Bishop David B. Thompson. The events took place last month at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors […]


Upstate losing a leader as Zedek heads to New Jersey

By PAUL A. BARRA TAYLORS — If the Upstate Deanery seems to go into mourning on Feb. 26, its collective sense of loss will be understandable. On that date, one of the heads of the Catholic family in this furthest removed area of the Diocese of Charleston will be leaving forever. Sue Zedek, pastoral associate […]


Personal chapel provides spiritual preparation for bishop

By JULIE DOWNS The bishop of Charleston has prayed and celebrated Mass at churches and cathedrals around the country and around the world. But his personal prayer life is just as important to him as his public duties, as is his personal chapel. Tucked away in the rear of the historic bishop’s residence on Broad […]


Q&A on the Institute for Parish Leadership Development

(Editor’s Note: The following is a Question and Answers column which Father Joseph Wahl, CO, director of the Diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development, recently distributed to priests, pastoral administrators and associates.) Q. What is the purpose of the Diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development? A. The title is pretty lengthy. But it well describes […]


Love the people of Iraq

By REV. MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY When Pope John Paul II was in Cuba, he called for an end of the 35-year old embargo of that nation by the United States. His pleas were not only hailed by Cuba, but were welcomed by many people in the United States. The embargo has been very successful […]


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