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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 […]

Bolchoz name equals Catholicism in Charleston

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — The Bolchoz name is one that pops up everywhere in the Lowcountry, from Joseph the dentist in Mount Pleasant to Laurence the retired assistant principal at Bishop England High School, from Ruford the cantor at Christ Our King to Mary the music director at Blessed Sacrament. They are nephews […]

Choir has experience of a lifetime in Italy

GREENVILLE — Ninety-five travelers from Greenville recently completed an 11-day pilgrimage to Vatican City, Rome, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Naples and Sorrento. Kathy Goben, music minister at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville, formed the Carolina Catholic Chorale 18 months ago. The 52-member choir, comprised of singers, musicians, and a two octave bell choir, united the […]

Bishops to encourage racial harmony at ecumenical service

By JULIE DOWNS GREENVILLE — Five bishops from four faiths will come together Jan. 18 to celebrate an ecumenical prayer service acknowledging their common baptism and encouraging racial harmony. The churches of the LARCUM covenant (Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist) will hold an ecumenical service in recognition of the Week of Prayer for Christian […]

Bishop discusses retirement, future at clergy convocation

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The challenge of ministering to a booming Catholic population with a diminishing number of priests was the focus of a two-day convocation of over 100 clergy from the Diocese of Charleston, held last week at the Francis Marion Hotel. At the gathering, Bishop David B. Thompson gave his first public […]

Six Bernardin scholars recognized

By MARY JO CURTSINGER CHICAGO — On Nov. 3, 1988, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin came to Catholic Theological Union in Chicago to receive something and to ask for something more. What he received was an honorary doctorate, bestowed for his lifetime of selfless pastoral leadership, especially as reflected in his promotion of morality and ethical study. […]

Our Risen Savior holds prayer vigil against abortion

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Our Risen Savior Parish couldn’t let a quarter century of abortion go by without doing something about it. So they held an all-night vigil on the 25th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion in the United States. The vigil began […]

Holy Trinity assists Butler Chapel to rise from the ashes

By NANCY CZABALA ORANGEBURG — Last weekend saw the opening of a new $500,000 church in Orangeburg, which has come to stand through the support of groups nationwide. Amid the racially instigated church burnings in 1995 and 1996, Butler Chapel AME was razed accidentally, in reports from the police, by kids who were playing inside. […]

Christian Action Council honors parish nursing program

COLUMBIA — “Religious Freedom” was the theme as the South Carolina Christian Action Council (SCCAC) held its annual meeting at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church here on Jan. 22, with many public issues threatening the heritage of liberty in the state and nation being examined. J. Brent Walker, chief council of the Baptist Joint Committee […]

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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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