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‘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 […]

Council spreads word of DDF

By NANCY CZABALA The Stewardship and Development Council was created by the Office of Stewardship and Development to help promote the idea of being a steward for the diocese. Council members from each deanery have established their own plan for advocating the Diocesan Development Fund and the Stewardship Office; they’ve embraced their duty of educating […]

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 […]

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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