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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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