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Community important at COK/SM School

MOUNT PLEASANT — Upon visiting Christ Our King/Stella Maris school, you can immediately see why people camp out to get their children registered to attend the Mount Pleasant school. The excitement among the faculty and volunteers is outwardly apparent. For Catholic Schools Week their focus was to bring the school community together — a plan […]

A mother’s New Year resolutions

By MARY HOOD HART Having been a mother for almost 15 years, I should by now have a pretty good idea what the job entails. Yet, I’ve come to understand that the only predictable part of motherhood is its unpredictability. While it’s comforting in the rough times to know “this too shall pass,” it’s distressing […]

March and rally marks 25th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — Thousands marched in Columbia this past Saturday to peacefully protest abortion and to remember the 25th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton, the Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion. Protesters, after marching from the capitol, gathered in Finlay Park for a rally that brought to light the […]

Sacrament unifies four denominations at service

By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — Here’s a radical way to douse the fiery breath of racism. First, get five bishops from four denominations across the state to join hands in a special ecumenical service. Then have them reaffirm the baptism of a crowd of 178 faithful who packed into Trinity Lutheran Church. Next, tell these […]

McLeod and SSM Health Care close transaction

DILLON — McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and St. Louis-based SSM Health Care (SSMHC) completed the sale of Saint Eugene Community Hospital in Dillon from SSMHC to McLeod Regional, on Jan. 1. Under the agreement, Saint Eugene will retain its Catholic identity within the non-profit McLeod system. “Our two systems have a similar mission […]

Christian communities team up for Souper Bowl

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner — a time for football, fellowship and feasting in homes across the country. It’s also a day for Christian to remember the poor and hungry through Souper Bowl, a nationwide fund-raiser that benefits needy members of local communities. On the weekend of the big […]

Proclaiming the Gospel of Life

By SISTER PAT KEATING “Is present-day America becoming less sensitive, less caring toward the poor, the weak, the stranger, the needy? It must not! … Both as Americans and as followers of Christ, American Catholics must be committed to the defense of life in all its stages and in every condition.” Pope John Paul II […]

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 […]

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
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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