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2001

Living and dying on death row: an eyewitness account

By JOSEPH ROSS For four years I was a volunteer chaplain at the Indiana State Prison. My job was to listen, befriend and care for those who were locked up. Here is the story of one man on Indiana’s death row. While all of us have the potential for both goodness and cruelty, it was […]


First racially integrated school in state celebrates 50 years

  ROCK HILL — St. Anne School celebrated “50 years of excellence in Catholic education” with a Mass and dinner at St. Anne Church on Sept. 15. Retired Bishop David B. Thompson, representing Bishop Robert J. Baker, was the main celebrant at the liturgy, which was attended by alumni, current and former faculty and staff […]


Moving toward a Culture of Life

  By CATHLEEN A. CLEAVER In the nearly 30 years since Roe vs. Wade, the church has educated people about the sanctity of life and the reality of abortion, provided care for pregnant women and their children, served those shattered by abortion, worked to adopt public policies that support and nurture life, and pounded the […]


LARCUM discusses implication of joint declaration

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — For those who have prayed for Christian unity, the LARCUM (Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist Alliance) Conference held on Sept. 29 was a sign that God has been listening. Taking place at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, the young and well-respected Lutheran theologian and author, Dr. David Yeago, […]


St. Ignatius: the mystic, the pilgrim, and his spiritual exercises

  By JESUIT FATHER JOHN O’HOLOHAN When I was a senior in college, I read an article in the Saturday Evening Post entitled, ‘The Jesuits, the Pope’s Commandos.’ Beneath the full-page photo of a scowling Father John Baptist Janssens, then superior general of the society of Jesus, was the caption The Black Pope. He owes […]


St. Michael’s at 25 celebrates growth, community involvement

  By TIM BULLARD GARDEN CITY — The new fellowship hall at St. Michael Church was turned into a Hall of History on Sept. 30 with photographs from the past and an impressive display of the entire archives to help celebrate the parish’s 25th anniversary. “It’s interesting to see everybody who has been involved,” said […]


Hahn makes biblical parallels come alive

  By JOEY REISTROFFER and REBECCA CRONICAN GREENVILLE — “Don’t ever be ashamed to be seen with your mother,” Scott Hahn told hundreds of people who had packed themselves into the gym at St. Mary’s to hear this professor shed a beam of light on the Bible and bring them closer to their faith. Hahn, […]


Cardinal Dulles examines controversial Vatican document

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Cardinal Avery Dulles, one of the pre-eminent theologians in America, spoke at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist the evening of Sept. 28 concerning a recent Vatican document warning against concessions to religious pluralism in the church. The topic of his speech, Dominus Iesus: In the Unicity and […]


Catholic HIV/AIDS activist in Pee Dee passes away

  By TIM BULLARD FLORENCE — Owen O’Connor Schweers, a parishioner of St. Ann Church and member of the National Catholic AIDS Network, passed away Sept. 15 at the age of 41. He was preceded in death by a sister Peggy Schweers-Jones of Atlanta, Ga., who also died of HIV/AIDS in 1992. Last week, his […]


Education, fellowship cited as reasons for turnout to Grand Strand AIDS Walk 2001

  By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — Members of the St. Michael Church AIDS Ministry Team joined forces with several groups that walked down the Grand Strand coast Sept. 22 as part of AIDS Walk 2001, sponsored through Careteam, an outreach program for HIV-positive clients serving Horry and Georgetown counties. For the fourth year, Franciscan […]


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