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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


BSA funds help secure the lives of hundreds

By NANCY SCHWERIN In 1979, Birthright opened its doors in the Greenville community with the help of the Diocesan Development Fund. Twenty-two years later the outreach organization is growing steadily helping pregnant women achieve life. “Every day is a new experience,” said Sandi Davidson, director for the past five years. She has a devoted staff […]


Funds help St. Cyprian’s to be Good News for community

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH St. Cyprian’s in Georgetown is a church where parishioners already share their time, talents and treasure to provide humanitarian services and Christian witness to their neighbors in an economically deprived area. But assistance from the Diocesan Development Fund has been invaluable in providing the majority of the stipend for the three […]


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    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