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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. […]

Hanvey celebrated for fight against violence in Ireland

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA — Child by child, friendship by friendship, Beryl Hanvey has spent the last 14 years breaking down the barriers of hatred and violence that divide her native Belfast. As coordinator for South Carolina’s Irish Children’s Program, she has helped over a thousand children, both Protestant and Catholic, cross the ocean to […]

Premier presenters highlight upcoming youth conference

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Two premier Catholic presenters for youth ministry will be featured next month at the diocesan high school youth conference, themed “Holy Spirit — Light My Fire.” The event will take place at YMCA Camp Thunderbird near Lake Wylie March 13 to 15. Steve Angrisano and David Kaufmann are the keynote […]

Catholic educators commended for their work

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — More than 600 diocesan teachers met in Columbia Feb. 16. They fought heavy rains and traffic coming from all over the state by carpool and bus to gather for the Teacher Inservice at the Sheraton Conference Center. The convention was assembled by the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office, including Dr. Gay […]

First Institute offering a success

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — The first formal offering by the Institute for Parish Leadership Development was the Diocesan Communications Workshop held Jan. 21. Parishes in the diocese either needed a good communication plan or people had heard about the dynamism of the presenter, Father Miles O’Brien Riley; whatever the cause, the workshop was […]

Radio program features music with a message

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Move over Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac Shakur. There’s a new show in town, and this one caters to the pure, descent instincts of teen-agers. Kenny Messer, the disc jockey at WMMZ 1400 AM on Sunday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight, said gangsta rap won’t do anymore. He said […]

DDF falls short in 1997, officials optimistic about 1998

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Although disappointed in the results of the 1997 Diocesan Development Fund (DDF) campaign, themed “We are many, we are one,” diocesan officials are optimistic and hopeful about the impending start of the 1998 appeal. South Carolinians donated $1,577,871.28 to the DDF last year. That total was 85 percent of the […]

Catholic women’s convention to focus on abuse, refugees

Nominees for S.C. Catholic Woman of the Year announced The annual South Carolina Council of Catholic Women (SCCCW) convention will be held March 27-29 at the Myrtle Beach Martinique, celebrating the “Journey to Jubilee,” this year’s theme. The convention project is the Refugee Women Emergency Fund, which was established by the National Council of Catholic […]

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