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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 3 Vietnamese Marian Pilgrimage
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    Aug 4 E-Team Retreat Weekend
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    African American and Native American Youth Minister Retreat in Bethesda, MD
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 510:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Aiken)
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    10:00 am Doctrina Social #1
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    2:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 6 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Aug 77:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 82:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    7:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 97:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 11All Day Teacher In-Service DOC
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    Aug 1210:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
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    Vietnamese Men's Club
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