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Revival moves hearts and minds in St. Martin de Porres

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA  When the pastor of St. Martin de Porres Church determined it was time to revive the spirit of his parish community, he figured that an old-fashioned revival meeting sounded about right. But do Catholics hold revivals? “We call them missions in the Catholic Church,” said Sister Oralisa Martin, […]

Breaking ground for the future

A new community life center will benefit East Cooper parishes MOUNT PLEASANT — On the first Springlike day this year, the students at Christ Our King/Stella Maris School helped break ground for a new Catholic Community Life Center. Located on Russell Drive between the Christ Our King Parish and the school, the 39,000-square-foot facility will […]

S.C. group works to strengthen bond between parents and children

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — There are those in today’s society who portray parents as disinterested and youth as lacking self-control, especially in areas of human sexuality, but a true message of hope exists. Family Honor, a nonprofit organization, has worked tirelessly to improve communication between parent and child, thus empowering families to ensure […]

Musicians workshop at Blessed Sacrament notes bringing the Word alive for teens

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A praise worship workshop for singers and composers led by Ed and Karen Bolduc of St. Ann’s Life Teen in Marietta, Ga., drew about 60 musicians from across the diocese to Blessed Sacrament Church Jan. 27. The morning session focused on technical support for musicians, such as the placement […]

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 […]

Martin Luther King Mass has volunteerism theme

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — The United Nations has decreed 2001 to be the International Year of Volunteers. With that fact in mind, members of St. Anthony’s Outreach and Evangelization Committee chose the theme of volunteerism for this year’s celebration honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The Jan. 21 ceremony opened with joyous, […]

Different cultures celebrated at mission

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — With food galore and bilingual readings, parish members and friends of St. James Church celebrated a mission Sunday Jan. 28 with the theme, “We are the Body of Christ,” along with a Festival of Peoples gathering. The mission continued through the week with Mass and topics such as “Unity in […]

Flashback — the campaign 20 years ago

  In 1982, the Diocesan Development Fund was 20 years old and going strong with this campaign: Early in 1962, Bishop Paul J. Hallinan, seeing the need for more financial assistance for the growth and continued development of the diocese, announced that a special appeal for funds would have to be made to the faithful […]

A stewardship letter from Bishop Baker

  My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: This weekend represents the start of the annual diocesan appeal. Since 1962, this appeal has been called the Diocesan Development Fund (DDF). Recently, after consultation with the clergy, religious men and woman, laity, and diocesan staff, I made the decision to change the name of the Diocesan […]

Stewardship and the joy of sacrificial giving

We cannot stand idly by, enjoying our own riches and freedom if, in any place, the Lazarus of the twentieth century stands at our doors. Pope John Paul II By JIM MYERS We should all remember the story from Luke’s Gospel: At the gate of the rich man lay poor Lazarus covered with sores who […]

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