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Adam Dawkins

1st year pre-theology at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore Birthplace/date: Dec. 3, 1977, in Greenwood Home parish/location: St. Peter’s in Columbia Family: mom and dad in Greenville, two sisters and a brother Favorite aspect of seminary: The community is wonderful; the camaraderie has been really great. Most difficult aspect of seminary: the tedious studies Three […]

A Christmas invitation

  By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER On Dec. 31, 2001, the Diocese of Charleston concludes its Year of Reconciliation with its December intention — Union of Mind and Heart with God. Our monthly themes for reflection and prayer in 2001 have centered around the need for us as a diocesan church to embrace the legitimate […]

St. John students’ Lego creation wins S.C. competition

By NANCY SCHWERIN NORTH CHARLESTON — A group of eight St. John School students recently brought home several new golden trophies. The trophies made of yellow Legos were a reward for 10 weeks of innovative work. They created a robot that saved research scientists and medical supplies in the arctic. The fourth annual FIRST Lego […]

Year of reconciliation intention for December: Union of mind and heart with God

By BISHOP ROBERT BAKER In our reflections throughout the year 2001 on Reconciliation, we have highlighted the need for our Catholic community to extend a welcome to diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic groups in our community and allow the restorative power of God to build bridges of healing, reconciliation, and peace among us. Over […]

The year in review

“We may be hurt, but we will have life and lots of it.” Msgr. Joseph Roth by NANCY SCHWERIN At the start of the millennium there was discussion about whether the year 2000 or 2001 was the real landmark of 1,000 years since the birth of Christ. The year 2000 was celebrated as the jubilee […]

Many races color Guadalupe celebration at St. Jude

By PAUL A. BARRA SUMTER — Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas. A feast day celebration at St. Jude Church in Sumter on Dec. 15 demonstrated just how diverse a constituency is under the protection of the famous 1531 Mexican apparition. St. Jude’s was filled with worshipers from an array of […]

Immaculate Conception, Marian teachings examined by young adults

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — On Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Columbia area young adults group, Capital City Catholics, aware of the great significance of the Blessed Mother, gathered to gain greater insight into the feast day and dogma proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in 1854. After praying the rosary […]

Olympic torch passes through South Carolina

In South Carolina, the flame, a symbol of past and future greatness, brought together dozens of wonderful stories of inspiration in the torchbearers. by NANCY SCHWERIN  Some of the South’s most inspirational personalities carried the Olympic torch across the Palmetto State on Dec. 6. Among the torchbearers were a locally famous football coach, a mother-daughter […]

Nine years of Catholic-Lutheran dialogue a search for understanding

by FATHER JAY SCOTT NEWMAN After nearly 500 years of separation, what hope exists for Catholics and Lutherans to find a path to the restoration of full, visible communion? None, unless both sides talk to each other, and that is just what is happening at a little college in North Carolina. Lenoir-Rhyne College, nestled in […]

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