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2001

St. Anne students seek to aid and educate community

By PAUL A. BARRA ROCK HILL — When the middle schoolers at St. Anne School decided to help other children, they went one step further than collecting toys for the holidays. Although they did that, too. All 60 members of Teens For Peace, a service club at the school, held a Children’s Sabbath service on […]


Annual feast carries patriotic theme

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — The Rhino Room on Gervais Street was busy on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, almost like a Friday night. Yet co-owners Mike Fusco Jr. and his father were up early the next morning for another busy day. Only this time they didn’t make any money for their work. The […]


Lasorda attracts crowd to fund raiser

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — Tommy Lasorda had no problem catching the attention of students at St. Joseph High School. The first thing he said was, “Fifty-two years ago I stole a girl from here and took her to many places.” Lasorda and his wife, the former Jo Miller of Greenville, came to town […]


Bishop Baker’s statement on cloning of human embryos

  With the announcement of Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) of Worcester, Mass., that it has cloned a human embryo for research in “regenerative medicine,” society is faced with a new attack on innocent human life. In its 1987 document, Donum Vitae (“The Gift of Life”), the Catholic Church formally taught that attempts “for obtaining a […]


St. Joseph Residence campaign to aid retired diocesan clergy

  Bishop Robert J. Baker has launched a campaign to fund the building of St. Joseph Residence, special living quarters for retired clergy to be added on to the Carter-May Home in Charleston. The goal of this effort involves an upgrading of the Carter-May facility and two additional wings added to the building, one for […]


Liturgical and pastoral approaches to cremation

  By FATHER H. GREGORY WEST Cremation has been permitted since 1963 when the Holy Office (now the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) lifted its ban but allowing its use only under certain circumstances and only after all liturgies had been celebrated. Since the Holy See granted permission in 1997 to U.S. bishops […]



St. Vincent de Paul group focuses on long-range planning, unity

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA – The Diocese of Charleston Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) recently received an intimate portrait of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, helping them reconnect to the organization’s spiritual roots. No one was more capable of such a task than Vincentian priest, Father Ronald Ramson, guest […]


Father Fix is retired but still bringing souls to heaven

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Father Robert Fix loves the quote, “A priest forever.” As he begins his transition from serving God as pastor of Our Lady of the Hills in Columbia to serving him in his retirement residing at St. Joseph rectory in Columbia, he is determined more than ever to make this […]


Want to help our retired priests?

Father Fix is one of the many retired priests in the Diocese of Charleston who, having devoted his life to Christ’s work, would like to live in community with his brother priests and somehow continue to minister to the people of God. At the St. Joseph Residence at the Carter-May Home in Charleston, Father Fix […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate