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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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