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Facilitators are key to the Institute

REV. JOSEPH A WAHL, C.O. Recently I expressed personal gratitude to 27 men and women who hold key positions in the Institute for Parish Leadership Development, that is the Institute facilitators. I told them we could not have completed Course One without their many contributions. I thought I would share the roles they played in […]

Not your ordinary summer camp

By JULIE BRICKLE CHARLESTON — Reminiscing about summer camp can conjure up all kinds of images: pony rides, potholders, games of “Marco Polo” in the lake, and a midnight camp fire complete with ghost story. You were there for a week or two, then you were gone. If you were lucky, you met a pen-pal […]

Youths ‘take one to the cross’ at junior high rally

COLUMBIA — Zany games and ice breakers, breakout groups, dramas and skits, powerful testimonies from high school youth, all topped off with a closing liturgy. The third annual diocesan junior high school rally, entitled “Take One To The Cross,” offered all of the above and more as this year’s retreat-style format filled the gym of […]

Prince of Peace unveils $4 million capital campaign

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — Father Steven Brovey spied a thousand faces staring at him and remarked, “Who said there are no Catholics in South Carolina?” After many months of planning, Prince of Peace unveiled a $4 million capital campaign at Greenville’s Palmetto Center on Oct. 29. Every household in the parish received an engraved […]

‘Peace on earth’

By MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY Thirty-six years ago Pope John XXIII wrote a letter entitled “Peace on Earth.” He began this letter with the observation that “Peace on earth can be firmly established only if the order laid down by God be dutifully observed.” Unfortunately since Adam and Eve sinned, peace has not been firmly […]

Author Nicholas Sparks remembers his Catholic roots

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS In between selling millions of copies of his novels and touring the country on book signings, author Nicholas Sparks can literally count his blessings. The writer’s debut novel, The Notebook, spent a combined 132 weeks on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Message in a Bottle spent over […]

Mission Carolina hits the streets praying in Spartanburg County

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — If you want to enjoy a peaceful walk in your neighborhood on a Saturday morning with autumn in full bloom, here is one way to do it. Bring along a friend, breathe in that crisp, fresh air and pray. Amble along in silent meditation and ask the Lord to bless […]

Compelling story of faith told by Chinese convert at praesidia meeting

By KATHY SCHMUGGE Every two years the Legion of Mary’s top brass get together for a weekend filled with training, guidance, good fellowship, and inspirational speakers. This year’s October conference, held at the Legion of Mary House in Coral Gables, Fla., near Miami, exceeded these goals and South Carolina’s representatives were fortunate to be a […]

Hospice assists families through one of life’s most difficult periods

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — Do you remember the numbing heartache when you were young and your grandfather or grandmother died, and how confusing it was to accept it and process death as part of life? Imagine you are a grandparent, and you have a terminal illness, but you are hesitant to discuss the issues […]

Master craftsman makes major contributions to parish

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH GOOSE CREEK — During the recent mortgage burning celebration at Immaculate Conception Church, the ceremony featured the blessing and unveiling of memorial plaques constructed by Rey Ignacio, a parishioner as well as a master craftsman. It was only fitting that the plaques, meant to help people remember the events leading up to […]

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