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Sea of Peace House of Prayer relocates on Edisto

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS “Just as the fish is in the sea, so am I in the soul, and the soul in me, sea of peace.” EDISTO ISLAND — In the tranquil atmosphere of the barrier islands, Sea of Peace House of Prayer sits in the shade of sprawling live oak trees looking out over […]


‘No Place Like Home’ for busy band

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH LAKE WYLIE — Scarecrow and Tinmen were no strangers to many of the teens attending the eighth annual Diocesan State Youth Conference. The group performed here previously for the Junior High Youth Rally and has played countless gigs at venues across the Southeast for the past five years. In 1994, lead singer/keyboardist […]


Young people make a difference by sharing Christ at conference

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH LAKE WYLIE — “Youth are not the future of the church. They are the church now.” That was the message that Jerry White, director of the diocesan Youth and Young Adults Ministry Office, stressed when talking about the record number of youth and adults taking part in the eighth annual Diocesan State […]


Seminar demonstrates universality of moral teachings

By KATHLEEN SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — On March 11 at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, ecumenism became a word of action. As part of the seminary’s eighth annual John Lewis Yost Jr. Lecture Series, a Catholic and Lutheran theologian came together to demonstrate the universality and necessity of Pope John Paul II’s moral teachings. In the […]


How much can I handle?

By FATHER JOHN KENNY, CSP I have some news to break to you which I feel difficulty in expressing. It’s about my future and my relationship with all of you. The Paulist pattern for priests who are pastors and religious superiors is what we call a 4-2-2 system. A priest is appointed for a four-year […]


Workshop aids communication

By KATHLEEN SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — The first Catholic communication ministry was instituted when Jesus said to his apostles, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news to all creations.” Since those ancient days, technology has greatly simplified the task, eliminating many of the past difficulties. However, the call of Jesus remains a challenge, […]


Worship service brings together five denominations

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON  “Lent is about God’s presence in your life and mine. Reassuring us that (in hardship) death does not defeat life,” said the Rev. Dr. Edward L. Counts, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, in addressing the congregation at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Five denominations shared a common […]


Martin Sheen acts on his faith and for social justice

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON  To talk to Martin Sheen about Catholicism is to talk about diversity. He is an in-your-face activist for social justice, an introspective Catholic who has returned to the church after a long absence, and an enthusiastic purveyor of spirituality. While filming “O” a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s “Othello,” centering […]


Diocese turns out for national religious ed. conference

By PAUL A. BARRA WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of religious educators from the Diocese of Charleston were among the 1,650 registered participants in the annual East Coast Conference for Religious Education held at the Omni Shoreham March 4-7. The diocesan director of Evangelization, Initiation and Catechesis said that he was both impressed and gratified by […]


Bishop Clark says renegade Catholics wanted schism

By PAUL A. BARRA WASHINGTON, D.C. — Saying that nothing has pained him more in his 20-year episcopacy, the embattled Bishop of Rochester spoke to The Miscellany on March 6 about the schism that is tearing holes of controversy in his diocese. He gave his side of the story. “I’m up to my earlobes in […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    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