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1999

Child Development Center at Prince of Peace fruition of a dream

By SHEILA OJENDYK TAYLORS — A dream is finally coming true at Prince of Peace Church. After several years of planning and a lot of hard work, the Child Development Center opened its doors to the first preschoolers on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The idea and groundwork for the Child Development Center came from parishioner Karen […]


Young people choosing to be slaves

By WILLIAM GABRIELSON The free and inquiring mind is the enemy of all totalitarian systems. Thomas Jefferson knew this when he said, “Follow the truth wherever it may lead.” The Apostle John knew it when he said, “The truth shall make you free.” Pope Leo XIII knew it when he said, “The first law of […]


The dignity of work

By MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY One hundred and five years ago, for the first time, by order of Congress and President Grover Cleveland, the first Monday of September was celebrated in the United States as Labor Day. Annually, citizens of the United States would be encouraged to recognize and pay tribute to the contribution of […]


Msgr. Sterker laid to rest: ‘He was our priest and our friend’

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The neighborhood around St. Joseph Church was overflowing Sept. 2 with cars and people from all over the state united in love for their friend and priest, Msgr. Louis Sterker, 78, whose Mass of Christian Burial was being celebrated that morning. The sanctuary was filled with almost 40 fellow priests […]


Fallen firefighters remembered with statue

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Firefighters who have died in the line of duty received a permanent commemoration when the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Plaza and Monument were dedicated on Aug. 28. The ceremony featured a hymn sung by Msgr. Joseph Roth, who also offered a benediction for the event and read the names of the […]


St. Gregory’s begins, stone by stone

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS BLUFFTON — St. Gregory the Great helped Bluffton area residents kick up some dust and start building a church in his name Sept. 3. Three hundred people traipsed over bulldozed earth on the saint’s feast day to officially break ground for the first phase of a new 63-acre parish campus. An […]


Liturgy of commissioning to take place

GREENVILLE — Poor Clare Sister Maryalice Pierce will be leaving the monastery on Sept. 20 to be one of the founding members of a new monastery of Poor Clares in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Mont. Joining Sister Pierce will be Sisters Judith Ann Crosby, Jane Sorenson, and Catherine Cook. The sisters are from four […]


South Carolina State Deputy receives Circle of Honor award

GOOSE CREEK — Knights of Columbus South Carolina State Deputy Richard E. Koehler and his wife Jo received the Circle of Honor Award at the Knights annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., held at the beginning of August. The award recognizes state council performance in seven categories based on achievements in Star Council, Star District, council […]


Midlands CROP Walk planning another record-breaker

COLUMBIA — The 1999 Midlands CROP Walk is planning an Oct. 3 event in its quest to fight hunger. The 21st annual walk will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Finlay Park, with on-site registration beginning at 1:30 p.m. The goal is for 1,500 walkers to participate and to raise $50,000. Last year’s event brought in […]


Significance, origin of Liturgy of the Hours explained

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — “How powerful is this prayer of the universal Church that we are called to persevere in! How rewarding for those who are faithful to this prayer of the Church,” said Bishop Robert J. Baker about the Liturgy of the Hours during his first vespers service in the Diocese of Charleston. […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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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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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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