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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, […]


Teens lead the way through evangelization

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The lights were bright, the music was loud and the laughter contagious at the diocesan youth rally held at St. John Neumann School on Nov. 4, where more than 400 junior high students from throughout South Carolina were captivated by the Gospel message. The presenters, Cultivation Evangelization Team, are […]


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 […]


Speaker says assisted suicide is a growing threat

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — Corpus Christi Church’s Respect Life Committee invited one of the country’s most compelling speakers to address life and death issues. No one could be more equipped to deliver such a talk than J. Wayne Cockfield, an articulate Vietnam veteran from Florence, who tragically lost both legs and the full use […]


Philip Grant

1st year at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass. Birthplace/date: Boston, Mass., Oct. 18, 1940 Home parish: St. Patrick’s in Norcross, Ga. Family: mother, 87; father, 96 (both in Boston); and six siblings, three boys and three girls Favorite aspect of seminary: community life, the camaraderie Most difficult aspect: keeping up with all […]


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    Mar 304:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit
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    6:15 pm Talent Show
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Mar 31All Day 3rd Quarter Honor Roll TAG Day
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    SEARCH Retreat
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    All Day Conference Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    All Day Parent Conferences- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
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    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Fish Fry
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Apr 1All Day CNDM- Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    2:00 am Bishop to attend Dedication of Habitat House - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    10:00 am First Communion Retreat
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    What We Have Seen and Heard; A Reflection and Dialogue on Peace - Aiken SC
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
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    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Apr 29:30 am Bishop to say Mass - St. Mary's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Apr 3All Day Mid-Quarter progress alert for 4th Quarter
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Spring Break
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day External Review
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach