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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 […]

Disaster response plan taking effect in diocese

  In the aftermath of last September’s Hurricane Floyd, which featured jammed highways full of evacuees from the Lowcountry and packed motels from Tennessee to Alabama, Bishop Robert J. Baker encouraged the diocesan Catholic Charities office to do some concrete planning around disaster response. As a result, a Disaster Response Guide was developed, and deanery […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bishop Hallinan: a man at the forefront of his time

  By FATHER SCOTT J. A. BUCHANAN June: To discover the Eucharist as source and summit of my life The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) C.1:10   As members of the Roman Catholic Church we realize that the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, which we honor especially on the feast […]

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