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Christian Leadership Institute builds relationships with Christ

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEESVILLE — Building a relationship with Christ is a life-long commitment. In five days the Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) attempted to lay down the foundation for such a relationship through prayer, Bible study and fun. Held at Camp Kinard in Leesville, Catholic junior high students participated in activities designed to “ignite […]

A fight for freedom

By FATHER SCOTT J. A. BUCHANAN July: To appreciate and celebrate our multicultural diversity Isaiah 4:2-6; 60:1-10 Over the course of the last five centuries there have been many different national and cultural groups of Catholics who have settled in the area now known as the state of South Carolina. There have been Catholics of […]

“Encuentro 2000” — a celebration of diversity

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH LOS ANGELES — “Encuentro 2000: Many Faces in God’s House,” held here July 6-9, had a definite Palmetto State flavor. With representation of 64 delegates from 26 parishes, the Diocese of Charleston was among the leading dioceses in number of participants at the City of Angels event. “Encuentro 2000,” the only […]

Year of prayer intention for July: To appreciate and celebrate our multicultural diversity

By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER “Encuentro 2000,” July 6-9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center was a tour-de-force celebration of the multicultural diversity of the American Church, and its great unity. This national celebration of the Jubilee Year was hosted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Hispanic Catholic Community, with its tradition of […]

Danel, Farrell ordained July 15

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Years of work and study came to fruition July 15 as Deacons Christopher Michael Danel and Ronald John Farrell were ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Bishop Robert J. Baker presided at the rite of ordination, assisted by retired Bishop David B. Thompson and […]

First diocesan volunteer arrives, residence in need of refurbishing

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A seminarian from St. Augustine, Fla., has become the first member of the Diocese of Charleston’s recently initiated volunteer program, and Jason Trull has hit the ground running in his brief stint in the Holy City. A student at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla., […]

Camp Ubu a healing place for children touched by tragedy

  By TIM BULLARD If crying children don’t affect a person, you’ve got a heart of stone. “You do cry, but that’s OK because crying models behavior, so if they see us crying, they’ll know it’s OK to cry and comfort each other when they cry.” Cookie McMillan is describing Camp Ubu, an innovative, emotion-packed […]

Community project cares for Caribbean mission

By NANCY SCHWERIN HILTON HEAD — The students at St. Francis School may be young, but they understand the act of Christian giving. They have gotten a jump-start on this actuality of the Catholic faith by leading the pack in helping one Jamaican community. The Mustard Seed Communities is a non-profit Catholic organization that has […]

Irish volunteer finds family at Franciscan Center

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH ST. HELENA ISLAND  Saying she’s been “really busy” is somewhat of an understatement for Theresa Hassett, a native of Ireland who spent the month of June volunteering at the Franciscan Center on this sea island near Beaufort. A niece of Franciscan Sister Sheila Byrne, a co-director of the center along […]

Latinos saving some small communities

By PAUL A. BARRA BATESBURG — For every elegant cathedral or mega-church in the Diocese of Charleston there is a counterpart of opposite size and splendor. Many of these mission parishes have no resident pastor and have barely enough income to keep them afloat. Some have been saved by the burgeoning Hispanic population of South […]

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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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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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