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Vocations support system thrives in Bluffton

By NANCY SCHWERIN BLUFFTON — If seminarians are feeling embraced, it’s probably from the never-ending prayers pouring out of St. Gregory the Great Church. For more than two years, a vocations committee at St. Gregory’s has organized support for diocesan seminarians. Parishioners and families lend their time and resources, praying, writing, sending gifts and generally […]


The congregation of St. Mary’s

n 1788 pioneering Catholics formed the first parish in the Carolinas and Georgia By FATHER SCOTT J.A. BUCHANAN November: To give thanks with the communion of saints for the new creation in Christ In the month of November, Catholics traditionally focus on two liturgical feasts which, although they do not seem closely related, are, in […]


Presentation on Catholic-Jewish relations features international expert

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Since the mid-’60s, Catholics and Jews have been trying to come to grips with the Holocaust and the massive entanglements that have come to symbolize the deep divisions between the two religions. However, a gathering on Nov. 12 offered insights on how these difficulties might be ultimately resolved. “Catholics […]


All-Catholic Habitat house dedicated

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — A few short months ago, Jessie Jones’ house was still a dream inside her head. Now, she has the keys to her Habitat for Humanity home in the Saluda Bluffs subdivision. Habitat for Humanity celebrated with Jones in a dedication and blessing service on Oct. 28. Bob Whitley, executive […]


Year of prayer intention for November:

To give thanks with the communion of saints for the new creation in Christ By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER Not just in the month of November, when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls, but all through the year, and even daily, we should meditate on our future with […]


Stack wears out catechists and fires them up

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — When Paul Schroeder introduced John M. Stack to about 100 catechists and directors of religious education at the Holiday Inn Northeast on Nov. 11, he probably won the diocesan Understatement of the Year Award. “Welcome to an experience,” Schroeder said. Then he stepped aside for a human dynamo. […]


Three thumbs up

As the van pulled out of the abortion clinic, the workers gave us a thumbs up By PATRICIA SIBO We had been in front of the abortion clinic for about an hour praying the rosary. The candlelight vigil had begun at 6 p.m., and we were halfway through the fourth of the Glorious Mysteries. It […]


Catechism subject of parish mission led by Cistercian monk

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — In three short days at Corpus Christi Church, Prior Luke Anderson from St. Mary’s Cistercian Priory in New Ringgold, Pa., successfully dispelled the groundless fears that keep the faithful from reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the parish mission titled, “What Catholics Believe and Why,” Father Luke showed […]


Catholics and Lutherans look to bright future

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “Imagine a Roman Catholic bishop speaking in a Lutheran church on this Sunday, 400 years ago,” said Bishop Robert J. Baker during his homily for an evening prayer service commemorating the Festival of Reformation, an event sponsored by the Midlands Conference of the South Carolina Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in […]


Pastoral administrators become parish life facilitators

CHARLESTON — What’s in a name? Pastoral administrators will find out now that their titles have changed to meet specifics of recent Vatican directives and the Code of Canon Law to better reflect their ministry. The new title is parish life facilitator. The change was established and developed by Bishop Robert J. Baker and a […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate