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Father Maley dies at 58

CHARLESTON — Father William A. Maley, a priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died Sept. 22. A wake was held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Burial will be in Pennsylvania. He was ordained just five years […]


Community welcomes Maronite prelate

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — Maronite Bishop Stephen Hector Doueihi made his first pastoral visit to Mary, Mother of Life, Maronite Community of South Carolina the weekend of Sept. 16 and 17. Bishop Doueihi heads the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, one of the two Maronite dioceses in the United States. The other diocese […]


Bishop appoints co-vicar general

CHARLESTON — Msgr. James A. Carter, pastor of Christ Our King Parish in Mount Pleasant, was reappointed by Bishop Robert J. Baker as vicar general of the Diocese of Charleston. Msgr. Joseph R. Roth, pastor of St. Andrew Church in Myrtle Beach, was appointed as co-vicar general of the Diocese of Charleston. Both appointments are […]


Teachers provide full scholarship in jubilee spirit

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — During a time when many educators are demanding more pay and are leaving their jobs for higher paying ones, the teachers at St. Joseph School unanimously decided to give the world another message for the jubilee year. The entire faculty agreed to give up a portion of their salary each […]


Roundtable highlights stewardship plan

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — On Sept. 13, more than 130 priests, parish administrators and parishioners gathered in Columbia for a stewardship roundtable. They met their diocesan stewardship team and heard one dynamic lay witness. Pat Thomas, stewardship director of Christ the King Parish in Jacksonville, Fla., shared her parish’s success story. Their quest toward […]


New diocesan staff works to increase vocations

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Two new additions to the diocesan Office of Vocations have been on the job a little more than two months, and while many would think starting a position in the summer would be a slow season, it just happens to be the busiest time of the year for this […]


Prison ministry: serving the least of his brothers, serving the Lord

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. Matthew 25:35-36 By NANCY SCHWERIN Ministers act on behalf of Christ, and all people are […]


Bishop Thompson recalls key figures in Blessed Katharine Drexel’s canonization process

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A woman who used her $20 million inheritance to found schools and missions for African-Americans and Native Americans will become the second American-born saint following her canonization at a jubilee liturgy Oct. 1 in St. Peter’s Square. Blessed Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia heiress who founded the Sisters of the […]


Feast day offers evangelization opportunity

By TIM BULLARD GEORGETOWN — To celebrate the feast of St. Cyprian, Bishop Robert J. Baker visited St. Cyprian Church recently to celebrate a bilingual Mass for the multicultural parish. Before his homily the bishop asked an interpreter to step in and offer a Spanish translation. “This is my first opportunity to be able to […]



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