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Speakers, worshops, honorees to be featured at SCCCW convention

COLUMBIA — The annual South Carolina Council of Catholic Women will hold their 69th annual convention at the Embassy Suites in Columbia March 19-21. In addition to numerous workshops and speakers, the evening banquets at the event will feature a dedication to all past presidents, and the Catholic Women of the Year, as well as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the receiving end of a night of prayer

By MSGR. DONALD GORSKI My last article describes 1998 as one of the most stress-filled years of my life. I wrote then of the difficulty of coping with the effects of El Niño. Before the year ended, a routine medical check-up produced more stress as I discovered the presence of cancer in my prostate. I […]

Do young people today want to hear the truth?

By FATHER JEROME SCHWAB Three years ago this writer submitted an article called “What is Truth?” In that article I wrote that since God is one, he can possess only one truth, and that truth is known as absolute and objective. Could it be that, because of our fallen nature, the human tendency is to […]

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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