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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 […]

Father Coehlo ordained to the priesthood

  ROCK HILL — Oratorian Father Adilso Coehlo was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop David B. Thompson at St. Anne Parish last Saturday, Nov. 24. However, the young priest’s journey to religious life started much earlier. Father Coehlo was born on March 18, 1969, in a small town in southern Brazil, Anitapolis. As a […]

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 […]

The people of St. Philip the Apostle

  By JIM MCLAUGHLIN Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the founding of the parish in Lake City — St. Philip the Apostle. The parish was founded, like St. Ann’s in Kingstree, by Catholic immigrants from Lebanon and was first called St. Philomena’s. A side effect of Vatican II was a call for […]

Nun seeks to educate, change death penalty

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Aside from Mother Teresa and art critic Sister Wendy, she’s probably the most recognizable woman religious in the country. And she was here in the Palmetto State Nov. 9 and 10 for speaking engagements at the University of South Carolina Law School in Columbia and at the College of […]

Principals learn more about their role as mentors

  By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — This fall’s fifth annual conference for Catholic school principals focused on the principal as a spiritual and academic mentor. The meeting was sponsored by the Department of Elementary Schools of the National Catholic Educational Association and was held at the North Charleston Sheraton. About 200 principals from 34 states […]

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