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Strong spirituality at heart of stewardship, says Gocsik

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH To further promote the theology of stewardship and advance the mission and ministries of the Catholic Church in South Carolina, a number of changes have taken place recently in stewardship and development efforts in the Diocese of Charleston. The Stewardship and Development Department has been renamed the Office of Stewardship and […]


The way we see shapes our world

  By BERT DOTSON In Frederick Franck’s book, A Way of Seeing, he wrote, “We do a lot of looking: We look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes … our looking is perfected every day … but we see less and less.” Never has it been more urgent to speak of seeing. Gadgets, from cameras to […]


St. Joseph’s recognized by diocese

By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — In the company of a Bishop England and a Cardinal Newman, the Diocese of Charleston welcomed a St. Joseph into its high school ranks Aug. 15. On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Robert J. Baker visited the St. Joseph High School campus to personally […]


Wife of slain officer thankful for community

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — Mary Ann Lyden is going back to school this week, and while some teachers might have a different attitude, this educator is looking forward to the coming school year. Her husband, Horry County Sheriff Department Corporal Dennis J. Lyden, 44, was shot during an early morning traffic stop on Highway […]


Hampton parish builds new sanctuary stone by stone

  HAMPTON — The sanctuary of St. Mary Church has undergone a dramatic transformation recently. A major component in the change, a “Mary and children of the world” sculpture, was dedicated by Bishop Robert J. Baker in a July 17 ceremony. Prior to the renovation, the sanctuary of St. Mary’s was very simple. Green oilcloth […]


Catholics fleeing revolution settle in Charleston

  By FATHER SCOTT J.A. BUCHANAN August: To build structures for justice and peace in the world. Micah 6:8 Between 1720 and 1820 the city of Charleston was one of the most prosperous on the eastern coast, having trade connections with Europe as well as the islands of the Caribbean, the ties being particularly close […]


Gay Rowzie pursuing religious life as a Sister of Humility

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — After five years as secretary of Education and Evangelization for the Diocese of Charleston, Gay Rowzie, Ph.D., will be leaving her position at the end of September to pursue another career path. For the lifelong educator, who spent 16 years in various positions at the University of South Carolina in […]


Human misery v. Massive generosity

  By MSGR. J. DONALD GORSKI I have spent 13 years of my life living in Peru, and I can’t recall ever seeing so much human misery. Even during the horror of El Nino, the tragedy was sudden, dramatic, terrifying, but it caught people’s attention and drew in some help to the country. But La […]


A thousand rosaries for life

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — As the nation’s political leaders continue to uphold Roe vs. Wade, one community is taking their own stance with simple, peaceful prayer. At Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, Binky Hartnett, coordinator for Respect Life at the church, is organizing a huge rosary session to change the […]


Catholic HEART Workcamp identifies needy among prosperous

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH HILTON HEAD ISLAND  The National Catholic HEART (Helping Everyone Attain Relief Together) Workcamp came to Hilton Head Island July 24-29, bringing more than 350 volunteers from across the country to 60 worksites for a week of hard labor in the Lowcountry. Most of the volunteers were high schoolers ranging in age […]


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    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