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S.C. women discuss social issues, honor members of diocesan council

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH GREENVILLE  “Stewardship of God’s Creation  Women Sharing Time, Talent and Treasure” was the theme of the 71st convention of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women (SCCCW), which brought 215 members from across the Palmetto State to the Embassy Suites Hotel here March 30 to April 1. This year’s event […]

St. Francis opens media center, celebrates volunteers, outreach

By NANCY SCHWERIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Every parish strives to serve the Lord through community involvement — to spread its time, talent and treasure to its neighbors. St. Francis by the Sea has found a perfect balance between these three ideals of stewardship. The past year the parish has broaden the road on its […]

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 […]

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 […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate