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Faith formation workshop calls on adults to live out their baptismal promises

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “At all times and in every age, the church faces unique opportunities and challenges as it proclaims the Good News of God’s reign,” says the November 1999 statement, “Our Hearts were Burning Within Us — A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States.” That document was discussed […]

Martin Luther King and Christian unity

  By MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY On Monday, Jan. 15, many people in the United States and throughout the world will pause to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. No, it will not be celebrated by everyone. As a matter of fact, a great many people deeply resent the annual observance of his […]

A step in the wrong direction, finding the way home

  By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — When Walter Anderson found himself walking the halls of Lieber Correctional Institution, it was prison ministry that helped him find his way out. Anderson grew up in a Catholic home, attending St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia as a boy. But as he grew and was faced with […]

Catholics welcomed the 21st century with gusto

  By PAUL A. BARRA The first year of the 21st century turned out to be full of spiritual experiences for Catholics in South Carolina. Unprecedented numbers of nationally recognized speakers visited the state to talk about the life of the Spirit, organizations that are engaged in corporal works of mercy celebrated anniversaries and the […]

Msgr. Charles Baum remembered for a life well-lived

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — At the time of his ordination, Msgr. Charles J. Baum was told “You are a priest forever,” and he took those words to heart. Msgr. Baum, who died at age 92 on Dec. 19, had been a priest for 66 years. Nearly 50 of those years were associated with […]

Father Scott J.A. Buchanan, 31, dies in auto accident

CHARLESTON — Father Scott J. A. Buchanan, 31, a priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died Jan. 6 in Columbia from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Father Buchanan was serving as administrator of St. Ann Church in Holly Hill and moderator of St. Mary Church in Summerton at the time of his death. Bishop […]

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