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Give us this day our daily bread

  By MSGR. J. DONALD GORSKI That part of the Lord’s prayer has a special meaning here in Peru. If a Peruvian asks the blessing before a meal, almost invariably they will pray for those who lack their daily bread. We’re surrounded by such people. We’ve made an effort here to help supply this daily […]

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 […]

Preparation for Lenten season takes place on the peninsula

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Difficult topics discussed with humor and honesty describes the peninsular cluster pre-Lenten mission held Feb. 12-14. The gathering marked the cluster’s second major spiritual event together as a similar experience was offered last March. Parishioners from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. Mary’s, St. Patrick’s, Our Lady […]

Catholic volunteers shine, help athletes see the finish line

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — Nearly 300 Catholics of all age groups from first-graders to grandparents came together in the spirit of giving. They answered a call to serve their brothers and sisters in Christ at the Special Olympics on Feb. 17 at The Citadel. The Catholic volunteers came from nine parishes and two schools. […]

Diocese honors married couples

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA – When the Diocese of Charleston decided to hold a statewide Marriage Anniversary Celebration at St. Joseph’s on Feb. 18, many more wanted to participate than the church could hold. As it was, the worship space was standing room only. “There were 780 people here today,” said the pastor […]

Lent: 44 days of penance

2001 Lenten regulations: ABSTINENCE: Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligations of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all. FAST: Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th year are […]

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