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2001

Brother David Boone reflects on 50 years of hard work

By PAUL A. BARRA ROCK HILL — With his big, farmer’s hands and his flat belly, Brother J. David Boone looks like a fit workingman in his 50s. In fact, the Oratorian religious is 68 and will celebrate 50 years as a brother this December. But he does qualify as a workingman. “Brother David loves […]


‘Mission Possible’ youth conference features all-star lineup

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH WHITE OAK — Organizers promised diocesan youth that this year’s high school conference March 9-11 would be one event that they would not soon forget, and they delivered on that pledge. The fun started with the opening video on Friday night with its “Mission Impossible” introduction and theme song blaring in […]


Volunteer program growing in numbers and quarters

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — On April 1 the Diocese of Charleston Volunteer Program will take a major step forward in its development; no fooling. That’s because the first day of next month is the official move-in date for volunteers to take possession of St. Katharine’s Convent on Wentworth Street. The building, which has been […]


Maryknoll priest fights for the rights of all God’s people

  By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — His heart aches for the tens of thousands who have died or disappeared. His passionate, nonviolent actions got him four years in prison, but that only served to strengthen his search for the truth. Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois recently spoke in Charleston as part of a series, “Human Rights: […]


Cardinal Newman School begins Lent with a giving hand

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Activities planned on Ash Wednesday at Cardinal Newman High School did more than mark the foreheads of its students; they marked their hearts and the heart of the community by sending 276 young ambassadors of the faith to help the helpless in the capital city. With a faculty chaperone, middle […]


Health care professionals meet to assess services to Hispanics

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — The third annual Hispanic health issues conference, held last week at the Crown Reef Resort, was a place where educators, medical professionals and speakers networked, sharing information and updates on the cutting edge of outreach. The Pee Dee Task Force on Migrant Advocacy sponsored the event. The group was […]


The arms race

By MSGR. THOMAS DUFFY In 1965, at the Second Vatican Council, Catholic bishops from throughout the world voted on and adopted what they called the “Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.” It began with this bold statement: “The joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially […]


The soul of Catholic Charities is not for sale

  By DOROTHY GRILLO Periodically, Catholic service organizations, including Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, come under attack by those who either don’t understand or oppose Catholic Social Teaching. Recently Brian Anderson, senior editor of City Journal, the magazine of the Manhattan Institute (an ultraconservative, social policy think tank), wrote an […]


Sisters to acquire 100 percent control of Providence Hospitals

COLUMBIA — On Feb. 23 The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System (CSA Health System) signed a nonbinding Letter of Intent to purchase substantially all of the assets of the Columbia-CSA/HS Greater Columbia Area Healthcare System. The health care system is a 50/50 partnership of affiliates of the CSA Health System and HCA […]


Listening session yields concerns of African-Americans

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — About 70 invited participants from across the diocese met with Bishop Robert J. Baker to identify the gifts of our brothers and sisters of African heritage on Feb. 17 at the Father Figaro Hall of St. Patrick Church. Representatives from a myriad of parish, school and various church organizations […]


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