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Mothers called as memory keepers and relationship builders

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The rituals and values that mothers pass on as storytellers to the next generation were reflected upon at a Ministry of Mothers Sharing (M.O.M.S.) retreat at the Cathedral center last Saturday. Benedictine Sister Paula Hagen, national director of M.O.M.S. from St. Paul’s Monastery in St. Paul, Minn., came to the […]

A unique Pieta completes the Christ Our King prayer garden

  By DEIRDRE C. MAYS Be it alone or in a group, visitors to the Way of the Cross prayer garden at Christ Our King will find that they are present with Jesus and Mary in a touching and beautiful moment — the Transfiguration. A new sculpture of that scene peacefully complements the landscape, Mary […]

The irony of the abortion argument

  By KATHLEEN CARR It seems that contemporary moralists argue solely from the book, applying canon laws set in stone by the teaching authority of the church. Reason and imagination are left behind, and no one uses his intuition to help him debate an idea or solve a problem. What’s the reason for this? For […]

La presencia hispana entre nosotros es esperanza y compromiso

  Por AIDA HERNANDEZ CHARLESTON — El pasado 10 de marzo se llevó a cabo en la Diócesis de Charleston una reunión Sub-Regional de la Provincia Eclesiástica de Atlanta, con la participación de SEPI, Instituto Pastoral del Sureste, y la representación de los Estados de Carolina del Norte, Carolina del Sur y Georgia. La reunión […]

Priest shares reflections on New Roman Missal

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH LEXINGTON — For the day of reflection for priests and deacons of the diocese held last Friday at Corpus Christi Church, Bishop Robert J. Baker invited the man he called “the hottest ticket on the church lecture circuit today.” Father James Moroney, a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, Mass., who […]

Rebuilding process a life-altering experience for participants

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREER — Grace Metros tells callers up-front that divorce ministry is not a singles group. The divorce recovery ministry at Prince of Peace is a 10-week educational seminar to help people become whole again after losing a love relationship. Metros and Sue Harris are co-coordinators of the program and head a […]

St. Martin de Porres soup kitchen cooks up plans to expand

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Even with 20-year-old kitchen equipment, the hands of a loving cook cannot be tied; he or she can always create something good to eat. Such is the case with the volunteers who work at St. Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen. Rain or shine they come Sunday to provide a […]

Year of reconciliation intention for March: The dignity of women

For a man to comment on the dignity of women and their role in the church may appear presumptuous, patriarchal, and paternalistic. That is the reason I did not venture a commentary until after columns on the subject were written by my sister, Mary, and my parishioner-friend from Christ the King Parish in Jacksonville where […]

Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Charleston-style

  CHARLESTON  While it may be true that Savannah reigns supreme in its enthusiasm for celebrating St. Paddy’s Day, this past Saturday the Holy City featured a heavy Emerald Isle influence as it marked the feast of the Irish saint. The day, March 17, began with the traditional celebration of a Mass at St. […]

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