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The Lord hears the cry of the poor

  By SISTER PAT KEATING Sunday, Oct. 28, the above psalm was prayed throughout the world among Catholic communities as they celebrated Mass together. Our sisters in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, were preparing for the morning Mass, no doubt, having reflected earlier on this psalm. Suddenly, a barrage of gunfire rang out in St. Dominic Church next […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hispanics organizing in the diocese

By PAUL A. BARRA BATESBURG — The Diocese of Charleston is trying to capture the wind. At least, that is how it must seem to those involved in the effort to organize a ministry to Hispanic Catholics. Hispanics are spread across the state, often in out-of-the-way migrant camps, are undercounted, culturally and linguistically foreign, unregistered […]

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