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Bishop England cross country team already a state power in short period

  By PAUL A. BARRA SPRING VALLEY — High school cross country competition involves running 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) across fields, up hills and through woods. Training is a solitary grind of running and more running without any games or scrimmages to enliven the drudgery and build comradeship. At Bishop England High School, however, student […]

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 […]

Respect Life — God bless all of us

By MSGR. THOMAS DUFFY During the month of October, the Catholic bishops of the United States have been encouraging us to respect life because “every human life has its origins in the heart of God.” In a pamphlet they prepared long before the violence that took place in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on Sept. […]

National conference delivers resource for living Christian values

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH and NANCY SCHWERIN MYRTLE BEACH — Living out the Gospel on a daily basis is theme that runs through many church programs. Bishops and cardinals worldwide, the pope and a group of 75 people gathered in Myrtle Beach know a good way to help parishioners do just that. Last week the […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    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
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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