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2001


Dorothy Grillo reflects on recent CRS trip to West Africa

  Have you ever had an experience that was so powerful, so moving, that it changed the way you look at life, and then tried to put that experience into words? Though it is a challenge, and inevitably loses something in the translation, please journey with me as I recount my recent trip to West […]


The birth of John the Baptist

  By MSGR. THOMAS DUFFY On June 24, many Christians celebrate the feast of the birth of John the Baptist. The date, six months before Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, seems appropriate since according to St. Luke (1:36), when the Angel Gabriel invited Mary to be the Mother of Jesus, he told her that […]


Bishops view “Fire Tried Gold” at national premiere

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH ATLANTA — The Diocese of Charleston television documentary “Fire Tried Gold” received a national premiere screening following the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (NCCB) afternoon session at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel here June 14. About 70 bishops from across the country and staff members from the NCCB and United States Catholic […]


Sister Schorsten leaving diocese for new post

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — The large wooden wall hanging in Sister Susan Schorsten’s office reads: “Yahweh asks of you only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). It is an apt description of how she tries to live her life, in service and ministry. […]


Deacon Wilson ready to serve in priesthood

  By NANCY SCHWERIN At age 11 Deacon Greg Wilson’s curiosity called him to the Catholic Church. And at age 28, he is ready to be ordained to the priesthood. As a toddler his family moved to St. Matthew’s, a small town between Columbia and Charleston that had a handful of Catholic families with no […]


Cardinal Newman valedictorian speech

  By JASON HALLMAN Good afternoon, your excellency, Bishop Baker, Mr. Jim McIntyre, distinguished guests, faculty, parents, family, friends, and fellow classmates. Finally, we are out of high school! It has taken a lot of work to get to where we are now, and it seems like school is something that has finally been overcome. […]


DREs and youth ministers retreat to renew

By NANCY SCHWERIN SEABROOK ISLAND — The Renew and Rejoice retreat called ministers to rest and relaxation. Directors of religious education and youth ministers from all over the state recently settled into Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island for a three-day retreat. The camp, located on a beautiful stretch of beach on the Atlantic Ocean, […]


A year of blessings for St. Joseph’s High School

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — The final bell for the school year has rung, and the students have dashed off for a little summer fun. That gives Keith Kiser time to reflect on his first year as headmaster of St. Joseph’s High School. It has been a blessed one indeed. The school is expanding […]


John Zimmerman

2nd year theology at Mundelein Seminary Birthplace/date: Milwaukee, Wis., May 4, 1966 Home parish/location: 1975-1989, St. Joseph, Columbia, and, now, St. Gregory the Great, Bluffton Family: mom and dad in Columbia, one brother, two sisters Favorite aspect of seminary: all of it, the whole experience Most difficult aspect of seminary: dealing with myself in the […]


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