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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 […]

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 […]

Reaping the benefits of your God-given abilities

By MARY HOOD HART It’s that time of year again. Newsstands are stacked with the magazines promoting weight loss tricks and exercise strategies. More Americans are overweight than ever before, yet a new year makes us hopeful that, once and for all, we’ll find that elusive self control and lose those lingering pounds. January is […]

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 […]

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