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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 […]


Parishes join forces in Habitat project

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — The Catholic churches of Greenville County are helping a woman build a dream. Seven parishes — Blessed Trinity, Our Lady of the Rosary, Prince of Peace, St. Anthony, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Mary, and St. Mary Magdalene — have combined funds and forces to build a Habitat home […]


Year of prayer intention for October: To enhance a Culture of Life (Part Two)

By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER The issue of abortion has entered the public forum for discussion and debate with greater force this year because it is a presidential election year. Some would see the abortion issue as a matter of purely private morality and would wish the matter away as a public policy issue. Just […]


Spanish students learn about culture in a ‘hands-on’ way

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — Carmen Santiago Mangual was raised with an acute awareness for those in need, an awareness she has not only passed on to her own children but others as well. As a foreign language teacher at Spring Valley High School (SVHS) in Columbia, she has been a positive role model for […]


Tribute to Mary in Midlands coincides with papal ceremony

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — In January, Dr. Charles Renick, director of Music Ministry at Corpus Christi Church, decided he wanted to do something special for Mary in this jubilee year. At that time, he could not have anticipated how “A Tribute to Mary in the Life of Christ,” the jubilee concert performed on […]


Year of prayer intention for October: To enhance a Culture of Life

By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER Two 20th century abolition movements — the movements to abolish capital punishment and abortion as government-fostered and societially sponsored institutions reflect the 19th century movement to abolish the government-fostered and societally supported institution of slavery. There are parallels to these 19th and 20th century abolition movements. Each of these efforts […]


Parish celebrates the jubilee challenge

By PAUL A. BARRA SUMMERVILLE — The parishioners at St. John the Beloved took it seriously when their parish was designated an official Jubilee Year site. They produced an extravaganza that was two years in the planning and took all of a fall Saturday to enjoy. The highlight of the Sept. 29 Jubilee celebration was […]


South Carolina joins chain of life

In its 12th year, the annual Life Chain event spread itself across South Carolina. The national event is for pro-life opponents to peacefully and silently voice their opinion on abortion. In Goose Creek, parishioners from Immaculate Conception and neighboring parishes lined the street near the intersection of Highways 52 and 176. About 80 men, women […]


Michael Cassabon

1st year at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio       Birthplace/date: Greenville, S.C., Aug. 24, 1980 Home parish: St. Mary’s, Greenville Family: mom, Mary; dad, Mike; brother, Matthew, 12 Favorite aspect of seminary: the fraternity, it’s a real brotherhood; and the prayer life. Most difficult aspect: balancing academic and prayer life and being […]


Total family education and involvement can revitalize catechesis

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “I think you should start every catechetical class, every meal, and even every meeting with two questions, ‘What is happening in your life right now?’ and once everyone has answered, ask, ‘How is God present?’” said Bill Huebsch. He was the guest speaker at the in-service program for diocesan catechetical […]


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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