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2001

Turn the other cheek

  Many, if not most Christians in the United States, support capital punishment. They are convinced that God not only allows it but even commands it. Many are quick to quote from the 21st chapter of the Book of Leviticus where we do read that God said “A life for a life, and eye for […]


Rites assess readiness to continue faith journey

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH COLUMBIA — Discerning God’s presence in the community and the catechumen’s response to it was just one of many issues regarding the Rite of Election that was dealt with in a Feb. 2 workshop, “Celebrating the Rites of Christian Initiation,” sponsored by the diocesan Office for Evangelization, Catechesis and Christian Initiation. […]


Religious of the diocese share their successes and setbacks with bishop

By KATHY SCHMUGGE CHAPIN — The gathering of men and women religious with Bishop Robert J. Baker on Feb. 1 was an occasion for joy in celebration of the World Day of Prayer for Religious as well as a time to honor the jubilarians in the diocese. It was also an occasion for Sister Susan […]


New parish named Church of St. Benedict

MOUNT PLEASANT — The East Cooper Catholic Community, which began in September of 1999 by celebrating Mass at Thomas Lynch Hall in the Dunes West subdivision, will now be called the Church of St. Benedict. Bishop Robert J. Baker selected the name late last week from a list of several choices submitted by the parish […]


Deacon candidates advance on road to ordination

  By TIM BULLARD NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Candidates and former candidates for a challenging role in the church attended the annual deacon retreat at the Ocean Creek Resort conference center Feb. 2-4. As potential deacons and family members checked in Friday afternoon, there was already excitement in the air with old friends renewing acquaintances […]


‘Happy are those who are called …’

  MOUNT PLEASANT — “If it’s good for you to be here, inform your face.” With this quote from the late theologian Father Eugene Walsh, Elaine Rendler sought to convey an image of vibrant, contemporary Catholicism to a recent gathering of liturgical ministers at Christ Our King Church. Rendler spoke to the assembly of greeters, […]


Cardinal Newman celebrates its heritage

Ursuline Sisters leave an indelible mark in Columbia By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — In order to properly celebrate Catholic Schools Week, which began Jan. 29, Cardinal Newman High School honored the people in its past who gave the school its beginning as well as helping it reach new heights. Alumni and retired teachers were invited […]


Lee Selzer

3rd year theology at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Ill. Birthplace/date: Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 5, 1968 Home parish/location: St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken. Family: mom and dad in Vermont, four sisters Favorite aspect of seminary: the commmunity that has helped to nourish my faith Most difficult aspect of seminary: being far away from […]



Goering composes S.C. Buckle up commercial

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — By winning the SAFE KIDS music contest for the S.C. Buckle up Campaign 2000, Josh Goering, a parishioner at Corpus Christi Church, will serenade his peers to safety with an original musical score he wrote and performed. His piece, which he describes as “rock ‘n’ roll with a punky edge,” […]


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    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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate