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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


USC to hold inaugural Bernardin Lectureship Nov. 18

COLUMBIA — The University of South Carolina will hold its inaugural Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lectureship Thursday, Nov. 18, in honor of the late Roman Catholic cardinal and South Carolina native. The lectureship, “On Common Ground,” is free and is intended for the public “We will explore the legacy of Cardinal Bernardin and his encouragement of […]


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    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