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2001

Clare Booth Luce Library dedicated at Mepkin Abbey

By PAUL A. BARRA CORDESVILLE — Some called it a gift to the church, others a gift to the state. Mariano LaVia, a retired clinical immunologist for whom “books are my passion,” said: “This place and this collection are real gifts to the whole Southeast.” All those commentators were invitees to the Nov. 13 dedication […]


Charismatics manifest their emotions and their faith

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — In the course of the liturgy that closed the annual South Carolina Charismatic Conference last weekend, celebrated by Bishop Robert J. Baker, the congregation broke into a spontaneous and unintelligible chorus of murmuring sounds. They were speaking in tongues, a phenomenon that charismatics explain as the manifestation of an […]




The origin of the church in a rural county

  By JIM MCLAUGHLIN Historically, Catholics have been a tiny and restricted minority within the population of South Carolina. As a result, our efforts to reach out to bring the faith to our fellow Carolinians were limited. But this year marks the 55th anniversary of “two unique pages in the history of the church,” organized […]


Spartanburg Christian bookstore carries some Chick tracts

  By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Chuck Wallington is frustrated, and some in the Catholic community here are riled due to a 13-cent comic book that trashes the Catholic faith. Wallington, the president of Christian Supply, carries Chick Publication pamphlets. However, he said there are about 50 in the series and he does not stock […]


Taste of the Town gets good turnout

  By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — Bob Derr’s NYFD cap stood out in the crowd as the deputy fire chief of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department surveyed the crowd at the 18th Annual Taste of the Town sponsored by St. Andrew Church at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Oct. 24. A co-chair of the […]


Ministering to those who have ministered to us

A campaign launched on behalf of our retired priests By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER Last year, the Holy Father wrote a letter to the elderly in which he encouraged all people to honor our elder brothers and sisters in Christ. Involved in expressing our appreciation is the threefold duty that entails welcoming them, helping them […]


Year of reconciliation intention for October: Respecting life in all its forms

By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER October is Respect Life Month. This year, it follows an event that shocked, frightened and angered a nation while challenging its attitudes about justice and humanity. On Oct. 9 Archbishop Renato R. Martino, the Vatican nuncio to the United Nations, said that the “horrors that the world witnessed” in September […]


Parish addition highlights growth of Catholic community in Columbia

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “What you have built is a testimony to your great faith and fraternity. Through sacrifice, you have made visible that faith in your heart,” said Bishop Robert J. Baker during the Mass of Thanksgiving and blessing of St. Joseph Parish Educational Building and Parish Hall/Gym held Oct. 16. Hundreds gathered […]


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    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