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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 […]

Homeworks volunteers do work statewide

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — A teen volunteer told Hank Chardos his mother would be surprised — he worked harder at the Home Works project than he ever did at home. Home Works, founded by Chardos in 1996, teams volunteer teens with adult supervisors to do home repair for the elderly poor. The group came […]

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 […]

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 Thompson elected as administrator of diocese

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Bishop David B. Thompson has been elected by the College of Consultors to serve as the administrator for the Diocese of Charleston until the installation of Bishop Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Sept. 29. The consultors met and voted in a secret ballot July 20 at May Forest, the mother […]

St. Luke Mission in Easley readies for new church

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS BEASLEY — St. Luke’s Catholic Mission began a new level of growth July 11, a shovel full of dirt at a time. Former pastors and parishioners gathered at their new building site on Highway 86 with Father Frank Travis, pastor of Holy Cross in Pickens and the mission and, for a […]

‘The Church exists in order to evangelize’

By MSGR. J. DONALD GORSKI The words of Pope Paul VI describe what’s happening here in Peru for the work of evangelization in this parish continues at a rapid pace. I ask myself if this parish is doing more than it’s capable of doing. I’m not sure of the answer, but I know we’ve scheduled […]

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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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