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South Carolina woman elected to head Christian Action Council

COLUMBIA — For the first time in its 67-year history, the South Carolina Christian Action Council has selected a woman to lead the state’s most visible ecumenical organization. The Rev. Brenda Kneece, a native of Batesburg, will assume duties as executive minister of the Christian Action Council on Dec. 1, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Wayne […]


Death penalty abolitionists continue vigil in light of stay

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA – Ron Kaz heard the good news while he was sitting in traffic on the interstate from Charleston. He came to the death penalty prayer vigil anyway, because he wanted to finally enjoy one. “Twenty-two times I’ve made this trip, and this is only the second time we’ve had a […]


Annual ecumenical service notes signing of joint declaration

By KATHY SCHMUGGE BATESBURG — On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenburg in Germany, and unwittingly began the painful split in the Mother Church. For the past four years, Rev. David Butler, pastor at Wittenburg Lutheran Church in Batesburg, along with Father Jerome […]


A partnership for the future

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH COLUMBIA  An opportunity to learn more about how the policies, programs and services of the Church impact families and to explore the Christian vision of family life was offered last Saturday as the diocesan Office of Social Ministry hosted its annual Social Ministry Conference, themed “A Family Perspective in Church and […]


Bishop Thompson receives Order of the Palmetto

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — One of the state’s highest honors for civic leadership, the Order of the Palmetto, was presented to retired Bishop David B. Thompson in a ceremony held Oct. 23 at Charleston City Hall. During the event, which took place in City Council chambers, the bishop thanked “my fellow religious leaders of […]


Notre Dame lecture on course to success

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — School vouchers, more teachers and national testing will continue to be hot topics on the campaign trail as candidates look for positions on education reform that are popular with their constituency. Dr. John Borkowski, chair of the psychology department at Notre Dame University, would like the debates to have more […]


Role of parish nurse brings new dimension to pastoral care

BEAUFORT — Churches have promoted health and wholeness for centuries, however, a nurse added to the parish staff brings a new dimension to the attention of the congregation. Sister Carol Zupancic is the parish nurse and Hispanic ministry contact at St. Peter Church in Beaufort. Her role allows her to be a visible sign of […]


SCCCW hold first traveling workshop

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CONWAY — The South Carolina Council of Catholic Women took their show on the road Oct. 23 to the Florence Deanery for the first of four traveling workshops. The meeting, held at St. James Church, marked the state council’s effort to stir up enthusiasm, increase participation and support its existing membership. […]


Catholic students share faith, discuss jubilee year

By JULIE CAVANAUGH GARDEN CITY — Preparation for the upcoming jubilee 2000 celebration was the main topic at the fall semester retreat for college students across South Carolina. The retreat, held Oct. 1-3, gave more than 80 students the chance to hear the word of God, deepen their faith and enjoy fellowship. Jeremy Zier, an […]


Parish directory showed more than faces

By MARY HOOD HART For the past few months, I’ve been helping to coordinate the production of a parish photo directory for my church, St. Brendan the Navigator in Shallotte, N.C. Our church’s last photo directory was published in 1984, and it included approximately 60 families. For the new directory, to be published at the […]


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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate