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Nun says plan needed for multicultural growth

  By PAUL A. BARRA WALHALLA — The faith in South Carolina is becoming multicultural at a faster rate than we realize, according to Sister Regina Baker, and many in the Hispanic culture are remaining hidden from Catholic workers. Because of their legal status and language difficulties, they are excluded from our faith communities. “They […]

S.C. Father of the Year grateful for love of family

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “I am not just Father of the Year, but Father of the Millennium,” joked the winner of the S.C. Father of the Year Award, Patrick Williams, during the award ceremony held on June 16. The award was sponsored by the office of Attorney General Charlie Condon and privately funded by […]

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 […]

Father Brovey new director of Office of Prayer and Worship

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker appointed Father Steven L. Brovey, pastor of Prince of Peace Church in Taylors, director of the Office of Prayer and Worship of the Diocese of Charleston, effective July 1. As director Father Brovey will: assist the bishop in promoting liturgical life in the diocese. provide on-going formation and information […]

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 […]

LARCUM meeting addresses interfaith marriages

By KATHY SCHMUGGE WHITE OAK — When Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics and United Methodists (LARCUM) of South Carolina come together to discuss a spiritual topic, greater respect and understanding is often the fruit produced by the ecumenical endeavor. The 10th Bishops’ Ecumenical Dialogue titled “Supporting the InterChurch Family: Ecumenical Marriage” was no exception. The topic […]

Father Schiller dies at 77

SUMMERVILLE — Father David Joseph Schiller, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, passed away on June 10. A vigil service was held June 13, and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 14, both at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church in Summerville. Father Schiller was born on Dec. 25, 1922, […]

Volunteering — just a natural part of life

  by NANCY SCHWERIN JOHNS ISLAND — The sisters at Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center are seeing the fruits of their labor with volunteer Erin LaMarche. After graduating from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., the 24-year-old wanted to explore her talents. Her mother, a chaplain at Boston University, gave her the 2000 Response […]

Kathleen Chesto discusses beatitudes at retreat

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH SEABROOK ISLAND — The second annual diocesan retreat for directors of religious education and youth ministers, held at Camp St. Christopher May 31 to June 2, focused on the beatitudes. That topic seemed to be just the ticket for the Palmetto State church workers. Retreat director Kathleen Chesto said one of […]

Parting is a sweet sorrow for Mary Jeffcoat

  By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Bishop David B. Thompson is fond of the show business saying, “It’s nice to deal with professionals,” particularly when it comes to Mary Jeffcoat. “From the first moment I met Mary, I knew that I was in the presence of competence, commitment of talent, great faith in God […]

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