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2001

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 […]


Teachers learn their fill at Catechist Day

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA – Anticipating next year’s 40th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council, the Diocese of Charleston scheduled a Council expert for its annual Catechist Day on Nov. 11. Timothy Mullner of Texas told about 60 Catholic school teachers and parish catechists in a hotel meeting room: “Vatican II […]





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 Patrick Quinlan — the apostle of Kingstree

  By JIM MCLAUGHLIN This is the third in a series of articles about the history and people of the church in and around Williamsburg County, a microcosm of the work done by religious and laity to bring the Good News to the people of rural South Carolina. Father Patrick Quinlan had come to Williamsburg […]


Black Catholic Congress participation sought

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Future planning for diocesan participation in next year’s National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) in Chicago was the focal point of an Office of Black Catholics Leadership Advisory Board meeting at Our Lady of Mercy Church Nov. 3. Five delegates from the Diocese of Charleston — Kathleen Merritt, Ernestine Harris, […]


Divine Service of the Holy Mysteries celebrated by bishop

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREER — Bishop Robert J. Baker joined his friend, Msgr. Ronald Beshara, in a Maronite Pontifical Liturgy at Blessed Trinity Church Nov. 4. The two priests first met in Rome 30 years ago while each was pursuing advanced studies. Bishop Baker wore white Maronite vestments and carried the hand cross. A […]


The “Fighting Nun” defends Pope Pius XII

  By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — Sister Margherita Marchione has been given many titles in her 80 years, but her favorite is “defender of Pope Pius XII.” The “Feisty,” “Literary,” “Crusader,” “Independent” nun has taken on the mission of educating Catholics about the pope that served from 1939 to 1958. Pope Pius XII is widely […]


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    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