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1999

Bishops Baker and Snyder greet Florida media to share news

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With mixed feelings — great joy and pride but also a sense of separation — Bishop John J. Snyder of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Fla., and Bishop Robert J. Baker met with the Sunshine State media at a July 16 press conference at The Catholic Center in Jacksonville to discuss Bishop […]


Registration emphasized as Institute nears start of classes

The following is an interview by The New Catholic Miscellany with Oratorian Father Joseph A. Wahl, director of the diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development, regarding plans for the start of classes in early September. TNCM: What is happening this summer at the Institute? FW: We are busy getting ready for Course Two, which begins […]


Jubilee justice gathering opens doors to Christ

By SISTER PAT KEATING, OP LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The campus at the University of California at Los Angeles buzzed with excitement the week of July 12. By the week’s end, more than 3,000 Catholics had descended upon the school to reflect on the challenges facing us as we approach the new millennium. Those of […]


Archives show the continuity of 180 years of history

By MARY GILES If possible, Bishop John England instructed his vicar general, Father Benjamin Fenwick, barely two weeks after his 1820 arrival in Charleston, “purchase ground in a good situation for a large Cathedral Church.” The northeast corner of Broad and Friend (Legare) Streets, proved to be just what Bishop England desired. And from that […]


Gelo stands firm in teaching Catholic mores

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — It seems that throughout his career Gary Gelo has been lead to minister to youth. He’ll continue his ministry in the Diocese of Charleston as the assistant superintendent of schools. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he started out as the diocesan youth ministry coordinator […]


Oratory gains new priest with ordination of Joseph Pearce

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH ROCK HILL — It was a day of celebration for the Congregation of St. Philip Neri on July 24 as Joseph Francis Pearce was ordained to the priesthood for the order by Bishop David B. Thompson at St. Anne Church. Pearce joined The Oratory in 1996, and completed his theological studies at […]


Fathers Egan, Figaro die; memorial services planned

CHARLESTON — Two priests who served in the diocese died in late July. Father John J. Egan, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., who ministered in South Carolina, died July 23. The funeral Mass was held July 27 at St. Joseph Church in Charleston. Interment was in New Jersey. Messages of condolence […]


Bishop Robert J. Baker: An inside look

On July 12, the day before he was formally introduced to the Diocese of Charleston at a press conference, Bishop Robert J. Baker from the Diocese of St. Augustine, Fla., sat down in the dining room of the Bishop’s residence on Broad Street for a wide-ranging interview with The New Catholic Miscellany. The interview was […]


Screening Review Committee to help oversee implementation of policy for background checks

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — In conjunction with the implementation of a new screening policy for church personnel, the Bishop David B. Thompson has appointed a committee to review all questionable or negative screens in light of the specific work or ministry for which an individual is applying. This group will help determine the suitability […]


Teen leaders revel in week of leadership training

By PAUL A. BARRA LEESVILLE — Take dozens of high school kids who are supposed to be on summer vacation, strand them for a week in piney woods with no TV, no computers and no telephones, feed them early in the morning, keep them up at night praying, roll them through exercise programs and drill […]


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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
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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
    From the Calendar of Diaconate