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1999

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 […]


Diocese takes action to alleviate effects of priest shortage

By MSGR. JAMES CARTER In the Nov. 5 edition, this newspaper reported the critical situation in the Diocese of Charleston regarding the projected number of priests who will be available to serve in ministry in the next five years. On March 9, the deans, diocesan staff and other representatives met to review plans developed to […]


Facing the priest shortage

By MSGR. CHARLES ROWLAND Nationwide, we are faced with a future shortage of priests. Stories on the priest shortage can be found in every Catholic publication. An additional consideration is the aging of our priestly population. The average age of our priests is now over 60 years old! Within the Diocese of Charleston and the […]


CCC spots airing in Pee Dee during Lent

The parishes in the Pee Dee and the Office of Communications have collaborated to coordinate the airing of public service announcements produced by the Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC) on several television and radio stations in the region. One of the themes of the spots is “Reconciliation,” an especially powerful message during Lent. For several years, […]


Father Kelly Field dedicated at Bishop England

DANIEL ISLAND  The 1999 season opener for the Bishop England High School baseball team was a memorable one last Friday night. The Father Robert J. Kelly Field was dedicated under the lights before a game against Andrews. The event featured Msgr. Kelly’s sister, Betty Keane, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Other special guests […]


Three women enter Poor Clares novitiate

By SISTER BERNADETTE CAPPOLA GREENVILLE  In a time when religious vocations are low in most communities, the Poor Clares Monastery in Greenville is blossoming. In a two month span, three women are moving forward in their formation journey as they enter the novitiate stage. On Feb. 2 Elizabeth Oughton from Murfreesboro, Tenn., became a […]


Lent draws prayerful to perpetual adoration chapel

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — The perpetual adoration chapel at St. Paul the Apostle Church highlights the power of Christ in the Eucharist. “I feel so close to God there,” said Phyllis Bates, one adorer who visits the chapel at least once a week. “It gives me a chance to think things out. You feel […]


Corpus Christi ecumenical youth talk demystifies Catholicism

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — Father Jerome Schwab, pastor of Corpus Christi Church, spoke on the sacraments to a large group of youth from not only his parish but also from Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington on March 7. His ecumenical talk provided a review for his Catholic youth, but was also an eye […]


Students gain faith and a friend from campus minister

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA  It’s Fat Tuesday, and the University of South Carolina’s Newman Club has gathered for its weekly meeting at the St. Thomas More Center. In the spacious living room about 40 students fill several comfortably worn sofas, a tapestry-covered pew, and all available chairs and floor space. As is customary, the […]


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    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