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Knights deliver awards at annual convention

By SHEILA OJENDYK NORTH CHARLESTON—”You are ambassadors of the Holy Spirit in our world, and your being ambassadors of the Holy Spirit brings joy, Christian joy into our world,” said Bishop Robert J. Baker. He addressed the Knights of Columbus at the order’s 81st Annual State Convention. More than 300 Knights convened at the Sheraton […]

Be careful what you pray for, it might be you

by Phil Grant My name is Phil Grant, and I am a second career seminarian studying for the Diocese of Charleston. I am completing second-year theology at Blessed John XXIII Seminary just outside of Boston, and with the help of God, I will be ordained to the priesthood in June 2004. Prior to joining the […]

NET spreads the Good News in South Carolina

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY— The National Evangelization Team (NET) recently visited nine parishes across South Carolina. They met with youth groups to share skits, fun and a religious message designed to engage teens to take control of their faith lives. NET is comprised of young people ages 18 to 30. They spend a year of […]

Catholic Charities Mother’s Day Appeal Providing help — creating hope

By DOROTHY GRILLO In these troubling and trying times for our church and our nation, we at Catholic Charities maintain a clear vision. Our sense of security was shattered on Sept. 11, yet our nation responded with unprecedented caring and generosity. Today, our faith in the institutions of our church is being tested by the […]

Bunce traza nuevos derroteros para los inmigrantes de Carolina del Sur

Por KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA—Después de trabajar más de 15 años para el Instituto de Estudios Nacionales de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur, preparando peticiones de subvenciones, y administrando proyectos de fundación, Glenda Bunce estuvo lista para dar a su vida un cambio de dirección. Afortunadamente para Caridades Católicas de la Diócesis de Charleston, su […]

Good things come in distant packages

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON—The Charleston Catholic School serves a diverse group of students from the Charleston area. Their tuition assistance program allows parents to have a choice about their children’s education. Patrons of the school are typically parents and alumni, but there are exceptions. Like Major John Wilkerson and his wife, Cindy, who monthly offer […]

Hopes deflated for the faithful in death vigil

BY PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — Prayer vigils on the eve of state executions in South Carolina have become regular occasions, but the one held at the St. Thomas More chapel on May 2 was different. It was different because a sense of optimism had been crushed. Some people were angrier than usual and some […]

Participants ponder the practice of stewardship at diocesan meeting

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH COLUMBIA — What started out as a discussion at a national convention eight months ago continued April 27 with 350 participants from the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the dioceses of Charleston, Savannah, Charlotte and Raleigh. They gathered for the first-ever Province of Atlanta Stewardship Day. Stewardship and development leaders from the province […]

Bishops of Atlanta Province collaborate on abuse policy

  Bishops recommend ‘zero tolerance’ policy for priests with proven cases of sexual abuse with minors During a discussion April 29 the bishops of the Province of Atlanta recommended a policy of “zero-tolerance” regarding priests who have a confirmed or proven allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor child. The bishops of the province have […]

St. Vincent de Paul Society works cheap

  By PAUL A. BARRA LEXINGTON —Based on information divulged at the Midlands District Councils quarterly meeting on April 27, Americans ought to be holding up the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as the standard for an efficient charity. Vincentians in the seven Midlands conferences will give away about $180,000 in cash on their […]

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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    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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