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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 […]

A time of holy commitment for all

Ceremonies marking the celebration of the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion involving hundreds of people were held in four locations across South Carolina recently. Bishop David B. Thompson presided over the celebrations at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville, St. Peter Church in Columbia, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist […]

College students gather for statewide Catholic retreat

By JULIE CAVANAUGH GARDEN CITY — “We are salt for your people! We are light for your world!” the crowd of students responded. With a theme of “Discipleship and the Sermon on the Mount,” over 100 college students gathered for a weekend of praise and worship at Chapel by the Sea in Garden City, on […]

The death penalty

By MSGR. THOMAS DUFFY With the surprise victory of Governor James Hodges, a Democrat, over Governor David Beasley, a Republican, one thing has not changed; both are in favor of the death penalty. This, of course, is not surprising. As I wrote months ago, one issue that would not be, and I might add that […]

Bon Secours sisters celebrate 75 years of good health

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — The Bon Secours religious community celebrates 175 years of service in health care, this year. Seven sisters came to Charleston Feb. 24 to join locally assigned Sister M. Gemma Neville at a special liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Sister Gemma is the director of Pastoral […]

PBS documentary faces unsettling truths about race relations

“Forgotten Fires,” a PBS special about church burnings in South Carolina, will be broadcast at 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, on all SCETV stations. The program investigates the burning of two black churches near Manning by a young convert to the Ku Klux Klan. Interviews with the victims, the perpetrators, their families, and people […]

Greenwood parish supports mission on Marshall Islands

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENWOOD — How Our Lady of Lourdes adopted Queen of Peace Parish in the Marshall Islands is a story within a story that might have never happened if Michael Paulin didn’t dislike cold weather. Michael and his wife, Sarah, had previously adopted two children from Siberia and were anxious to add to […]

Archbishop Tutu speaks out against racism in visit to S.C.

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke against racism Feb. 18 at Coastal Carolina University as a local group reignited a passionate opposition to the Confederate flag flying above the Statehouse in Columbia. The speech, included in a Celebration of Inquiry Conference, was part of the William A. and L. Maud Kimbel Distinguished […]

Women’s conference holds message for humanity

By NANCY SCHWERIN More than 200 courageous, spirited, devoted women gathered to share in a soul-searching day, filled with the word of God and lessons in spirituality. “All Sisters in God’s Grace: Women, Wisdom and the Word of God” was co-sponsored by Women Religious in South Carolina and the Office of Liaison for Religious. The […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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