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1998

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 […]


Msgr. Carter appointed new diocesan vicar general

Msgr. Sam R. Miglarese, former vicar general, will go on a nine-month sabbatical CHARLESTON — On Feb. 2, Bishop David B. Thompson announced the appointment of Msgr. James A. Carter Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Charleston effective March 1. Msgr. Carter succeeds Msgr. Sam R. Miglarese who has served […]


Diocese to hold three Rites of Election

Three Rites of Election are scheduled for Greenville and Columbia on Saturday, March 28, as well as in Charleston on Sunday, March 1. Bishop David B. Thompson will preside over these ritual celebrations, in which more than 469 people will indicate their intention of joining the Catholic Church in 1998. The Rite of Election is […]


Blythewood Catholics celebrate opening of new community

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH BLYTHEWOOD — The Catholic Community Northeast of Columbia began a new chapter last Sunday as Bishop David B. Thompson celebrated the opening liturgy for the congregation at the Blythewood Life Long Learning Center, the current meeting place for the group. A packed auditorium of over 200 persons from at least a dozen […]


‘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 […]


Oratory schedules Annual Cardinal Newman Lecture

ROCK HILL — Sister Miriam Therese Winter will be the guest speaker for the 18th Annual Cardinal Newman Lecture The Oratory is hosting on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Pope John Center in Rock Hill. The Oratory opens this event to all without charge as an annual gift to the church of the region and […]


Leis honored for 50 years of medical service

By TIM BULLARD A North Myrtle Beach doctor who has devoted over five decades of research to a cure for cancer has recently received a prestigious honor from an international Catholic organization. Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., the son of Henry P. Leis Sr. and Mary Disco Leis, Dr. Henry Patrick Leis, 83, has devoted […]


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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