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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 […]

Mexican sisters come to diocese

  CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker and Mother Olga Alvarez of the Congregation of Hermanas del Corazon de Jesus Sacramentado (Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus) signed a document Oct. 4 establishing the order’s first house in the diocese. The ceremony took place at the bishop’s residence and was attended by Msgr. James […]

Punto Mero comes to life

  It’s Tuesday — my attempted day off. I’m using the time to try and put some order to the chaos of my room, which is also my office. I’m preparing to celebrate the monthly Mass tonight in Punto Mero. This is our last pueblo and church to the south of us on the coast, […]

The birth of Catholic health care in South Carolina

  By FATHER SCOTT BUCHANAN October: To enhance a culture of life The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae) John Paul II, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin In this month of October of the Jubilee Year, we pray especially that there may be a greater respect for life. A necessary precondition for any genuine respect for life is […]

2000 All Ministries Conference draws 500

  By NANCY SCHWERIN COLUMBIA — It was an hour in time where everything appeared to be right in the world. People laughed at Father J-Glenn Murray’s portrayal of humanity’s faults and nodded their heads at what should be. The keynote speaker for the Jubilee 2000 All Ministries Conference got right to the point. The […]

and finally … a multicultural liturgy

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “Loving God and our neighbor, as we should, was the challenge of our baptism, and it is the challenge of a lifetime,” said Bishop Robert J. Baker at St. Peter Church during his homily. Echoing many of the sentiments expressed earlier that day during workshops, the bishop spoke of […]

La Diócesis da calurosa bienvenida a hermanas mexicanas

CHARLESTON — El pasado 4 de octubre, el Señor Obispo Robert J. Baker y la Madre Olga Alvarez, de la Congregación de las Hermanas del Corazón de Jesús Sacramentado, firmaron el documento que establece el primer convento de la orden en la diócesis. La ceremonia tuvo lugar en la residencia del obispo. Entre los presentes […]

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