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Father Burke still going strong at 83

  By TIM BULLARD GARDEN CITY — Father Henry Burke, who formally retired from active ministry six years ago, still works hard and does what he loves, whether that be filling in for priests in the Pee Dee Deanery or playing clarinet for the North Myrtle Beach Community Band. The pastor who once played his […]

Birthright — a beacon of hope offering friendship, support

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — It began in 1999 in two rooms in West Ashley with donated office furniture and one volunteer. “Before we even opened, people were already calling,” said director Lucy Zwarych about Birthright of Charleston. Now, with their move to larger, roomier quarters at 748D St. Andrews Blvd., the emergency pregnancy center […]

Sisters reflect on 150 years of loving service

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA  “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His mercy and love endures forever,” said congregation leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA), Sister Miriam Erb, on the occasion of the order’s sesquicentennial anniversary celebration at St. Joseph Church on Aug. 30. The Old Testament quote […]

Cardinal Avery Dulles to speak at LARCUM-sponsored meeting at Lutheran Seminary

  CHARLESTON — The interdenominational group LARCUM will host Cardinal Avery Dulles at the Casey Center at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia. The Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist alliance continually strives to seek unity within Christian churches. Cardinal Dulles will speak at 9 a.m. on Sept. 29 on the historic Roman Catholic-Lutheran […]

Mass of the Holy Spirit begins school year on a faithful note

  By KATHY SCHUMUGGE COLUMBIA — The Mass of the Holy Spirit, held this year at St. Joseph Church, is one way the Cardinal Newman community is bringing its Catholic heritage to life through the power of the Holy Spirit. This year the Mass coincided with the feast of the martyrdom of St. John the […]

Charleston teens share their views of catechesis

  By PAUL SCHROEDER The theme for this year’s Catechetical Sunday, “Love Beyond All Telling,” opens up the imagination to images, mysteries, experiences and questions. How can anyone understand the mystery of love much less put into words what it means? However, we know the experience of love in people, words, celebrations and so much […]

Bizarre history grows into 175 years of faith in Ritter

  By PAUL A. BARRA RITTER — The 175th anniversary Mass of St. James the Greater began with its famed Gospel choir leading a stirring rendition of “We Have Come This Far by Faith.” The hymn represents the history of the faith community that has come to be known as Catholic Hill. It is a […]

The story of Pope John Paul’s vocation

  By FATHER JOHN O’HOLOHAN The story of my priestly vocation? It is known above all to God. At its deepest level every vocation to the priesthood is a great mystery. It is a gift which infinitely transcends the individual …. A vocation is a mystery of divine election. Christ says, ‘You did not choose […]

Sisters represent combined 485 years of religious life

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — It was a fitting occasion on a most appropriate day. A eucharistic celebration of the Queenship of Mary on Aug. 22 honored nine jubilarians of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, women observing 485 years of combined service in religious life. Celebrating 65 years in the […]

Charismatic Mass in Upstate celebrates a church that is vibrant and alive

  By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Father Patsy Iaquinta is journeying south on Sept. 13 for a charismatic Mass at Jesus, Our Risen Savior Church to fill souls with the goodness of the Lord. Father Iaquinta is coming down from his Sacred Heart Parish in Bluefield, W.Va., to celebrate the Mass in the Upstate and […]

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