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1998

Ground blessing ceremony held at Our Lady of Lourdes

By BARBARA VAUDREUIL GREENWOOD — A fine Labor Day afternoon brought out over 500 members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish for blessing of the church’s new property. The ground blessing was followed by a Texas barbecue, complete with 150 pounds of beef brisket flown in from that state over the weekend. During the ground […]


What do we tell our children? What do we tell ourselves?

By REV. MSGR. JAMES A. CARTER, V.G. Editor’s Note: The following is a homily given by Msgr. James A. Carter, pastor of Christ Our King Church in Mount Pleasant and Vicar General of the Diocese of Charleston, at the Sept. 13 Masses at his parish. Despite all the advances in building materials and our better […]


Educators learn to recognize child abuse, neglect

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Orientation sessions for new diocesan school personnel were recently conducted at three locations across the state — Columbia, Greenville and Charleston. The gatherings included presentations on child abuse and neglect awareness, along with an introduction to the diocese and its schools structure. Dr. Gay Rowzie, Secretary of Education and Evangelization […]


A new beginning for Bishop England High School

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS Though the books had already been opened, the historic beginnings of the new Bishop England High School facility on Daniel Island were marked with an opening Mass, a blessing ceremony, parent and donor celebrations and the dedication of the football field. Parents and donors received tours of the school earlier in […]


Catholic Charities coordinator retires to pursue new dream

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — A woman whose life has been a constant voyage of discovery and accomplishment has decided to add to that richness by pursuing further dreams. On Sept. 25, Marguerite A. Sookikian, known to thousands in the Diocese of Charleston as Peggy, will retire as regional coordinator for Catholic Charities in […]


Why are many Americans willing to settle for less?

By MARY HOOD HART As I write this, the country is in turmoil over the White House scandal, and I find it hard to concentrate on much else. While I believe it’s in everyone’s best interests for the president to resign, I don’t have anything new to contribute to that debate. But one thing I […]


Migrant ministry: Much to harvest but few workers

By FATHER FILEMON JUYA Who is here for the first time? Please stand up. This is a routine question by the priest during the celebration of the Mass. There are always two, three, six or more new persons in our celebrations. We give a welcome greeting, offer our community as their new home and we […]


St. Mary’s dedicates cornerstone for recreation center

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — The faith community at St. Mary Church had a lot to celebrate Sept 13. Not only was this the day of the parish’s first ministry fair and the annual picnic, it was also the day the parish honored Msgr. Charles J. Baum by blessing the cornerstone of the future recreation […]


Lake City parish hosts workshop series for racial unity

By TIM BULLARD LAKE CITY — An ecumenical group will continue to bring residents of Lake City together despite the passing of the man responsible for organizing a series of weekly gatherings for racial unity. Mayor Wilford Barr, 49, recently passed away, but the effort he began will continue to promote dialogue and fellowship through […]


OLP RENEW program opens new world for participants

By JOHN HARPRING NORTH AUGUSTA — When Jim and Elsie Bennie signed up for a small faith sharing group in a program called RENEW they didn’t know what to expect. The same was true for Marcia Delmore, Kate Anderson and many other parishioners at Our Lady of Peace Church in North Augusta. What they learned […]


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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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