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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 […]

St. Joseph’s unveils renovations

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — This year certainly has been filled with jubilee for the folks at St. Joseph’s High School. Founders of the school started with a dream in the early 1990s. Through prayer and a lot of hard work, they have gone from “The Little House on Augusta Road” in the 1993, […]

Acknowledging the sin of historical racial segregation

  Msgr. THOMAS R. DUFFY In 1997, my bishop (the Most Rev. David B. Thompson), one Lutheran bishop (the Rev. Dr. David A. Donges), three Episcopal bishops, (the Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson, the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon, and the Rt. Rev. William J. Skilton), and one United Methodist Bishop (the Rt. Rev. J. Lawrence […]

Bible Outreach Program helps rebuild faith of those feeling lost

By JOEY REISTROFFER CHESNEE  Margaret Walker knows the empty, soulless feeling of faith lost. It happened to her, and she endured an excruciating period in life without the Lord. Now she is back, having clawed her way out of the darkness. Her faith today is rock solid in Christ, and she does not want […]

David Whitman

1st year at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore Birthplace/date: Lebanon, Pa., Oct. 2, 1968 Home parish: Corpus Christi, Lexington; parents recently moved to Sacred Heart, Gaffney Family: mom; dad; brother, Mike; sister-in-law, Veronica Favorite aspect of seminary: I get to learn more about my faith and myself. Most difficult aspect: The transition from being independent, […]

Forum asks, ‘Is there hunger in South Carolina?’

By SISTER PAT KEATING, OP COLUMBIA — More than 150 people came together at Bethel AME Church on Oct. 17 for the “Ending Hunger in South Carolina” forum. Held in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Week, the event was planned by the South Carolina Anti-Hunger Network (SCAN). The group was formed in 1998 by a collaborative […]

A teen-age diary of World Youth Day

By ALISON GRISWOLD Monday, Aug.14 Our pilgrimage begins! Our group of 15 from St. Francis by the Sea (myself, Angela and Dominique Cavalluzzi, Steve Milana, Alyssa Petro, Caroline Rankin, Catherine and Diane Reilley, Molly and Meg Strimpfel, Andrew Wilson, and Christy and Joy Wrightson) was joined by two young adults from Blessed Sacrament in Charleston, […]

Diocesan Catholic Charities receives $50,000 grant

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston was recently awarded a grant of $51,575 from the Disaster Advisory Committee of Catholic Charities USA to help continue with long-term recovery efforts from last year’s Hurricane Floyd. Dorothy Grillo, director of Social Ministry for the diocese, stated in her application for […]

Input, ideas sought as planning effort begins

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A survey to begin a diocesan planning process was distributed in mid-October “to help us begin thinking about what we have accomplished, what we need to address in the future and what takes top priority,” stated Bishop Robert J. Baker in a Oct. 6 letter to all priests and […]

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Feb 21 7th Grade Confirmation Parent Meeting
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Spirit Day
From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
11:30 am Bishop to say Mass - Pastoral Center - Charleston
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
3:30 pm Ecology and the Gospel
From the Calendar of Office of Catechesis Webinars
7:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 22 DUE: Re-enrollment, Financial Aid Applications Progress Reports Emailed
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Interim Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Mid-Quarter 3
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm Art Expo
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
7:00 pm Beaufort: Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #4
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Feb 23 E-Team Weekend
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Diocesan Basketball Tournament in M.B.
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Noon Dismissal- PD
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
DOCY BB Tourny
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
Hoops/Jump Rope for Heart
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