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1998

Claverites zone in with 19 new members

By PAUL A. BARRA SUMTER — Church nobility filled the St. Jude parish hall with activity Oct. 24 as the Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies of Peter Claver celebrated a zone meeting. Nineteen new members, including four youth, were initiated into the two service organizations from Zone 5 (Sumter, Charleston and Savannah). Following […]


St. Philip Neri Parish dedicated

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH FORT MILL — The St. Philip Neri Parish was dedicated by Bishop David B. Thompson on Sept. 27, culminating a six-year journey that began in 1992 with a feasibility study for establishing a church in the Fort Mill area. Oratorian Father John Giuliani, pastor, extended special thanks to Bishop Thompson for founding […]


New diocesan archivist looks to modernize office

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Time marches on but it has found a place to rest in the diocesan archives. The public and private records located in the climate-controlled room behind the Bishop’s residence at 114 Broad St. are in the care of a new archivist, Mary Giles. In the few weeks that she […]


Helping children cope with growing pains

By MARY HOOD HART We were driving to Mass one Sunday, when from the back seat, 7-year-old Anna complained, “Mom, my head and ear hurt.” My mind began racing: Is she coming down with a bad cold? An ear infection? Strep throat? Should I take her to the walk-in clinic as soon as we leave […]


Charismatic conference celebrates unity in the Holy Spirit

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS COLUMBIA — Clapping, singing and arms outstretched, charismatic prayer groups gathered for a weekend of prayer and inspiration during the 1998 South Carolina Charismatic Conference at St. John Neumann Elementary School Oct. 23-25. With a theme of “The Holy Spirit, our Hope for Unity,” the annual conference, combined liturgies, a healing […]


Mobile Classroom Part III – Guadalupe, at travel’s end

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in which Father ‘Rick LaBrecque, the pastor of Conway and Loris, shares the experiences and lessons of his passage through the homeland of his Mexican parishioners. We concluded the previous installment as we accompanied “newlyweds” Eduardo and Hilaria Rivera and guests through the humble streets of Colonia Santiago, […]


Birthright of Charleston regains strength

By NANCY CZABALA “Clearly, as God’s possessions, children have a right to be born — a birthright. We should keep in mind that God has a great destiny in store for every child he creates.” — Louise Summerhill, founder of Birthright and author of The Story of Birthright: The Alternative to Abortion. CHARLESTON — Birthright […]


Artist’s wood work is crafted to support children in need

By HOLLY GATLING COLUMBIA — On each carved cross the hanging corpus evokes disturbing images of agony. Christ’s deadweight, tormented body sags forward, his fists clenched against the spikes through his palms. His arms stretch upward to their excruciating anatomical limits. His knees splay and his impaled feet droop in a gesture of utter helplessness. […]


Bishop says farewell at deanery celebrations

The Bishop is a man of his people. Bishop David B. Thompson could have stayed in Charleston, said his farewell Mass at the Cathedral and then retired. Instead, he chose to visit different cities in the diocese and say his good-byes to his people at their home parishes. In the Pee Dee Deanery, Bishop Thompson […]


Condon, Mack see bigger picture

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — After a lifetime of serving the church, “since confirmation,” Harriett Condon was installed as province director for the Atlanta Province at the National Council of Catholic Women General Assembly Oct. 1-4 in Dearborn, Mich. The two-year position is rotated among the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Diocese of Savannah and the […]


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    Aug 4 E-Team Retreat Weekend
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    African American and Native American Youth Minister Retreat in Bethesda, MD
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    Aug 510:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Aiken)
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    10:00 am Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 11All Day Teacher In-Service DOC
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    Aug 1210:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
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