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SCCCW gathering builds confidence and hope

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — Patricia “Pat” Schmidt of St. Joseph’s Church in Anderson was named Catholic Woman of the Year at the 72nd Annual South Carolina Council of Catholic Women (SCCCW) Convention held at the Ocean Dunes Resort last weekend. The event was themed “Soaring to New Heights in Cultural Diversity.” “The women […]

Pro-life groups lobby for prohibition on cloning

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — One of the greatest assaults on the sacredness of human life is human cloning that relegates a pre-born child as a mere commodity to go to the highest bidder. Enough South Carolina State legislators understood the moral implication of cloning and passed a bill that prohibits cloning in the state. […]

Transfiguration Mission is now an official parish

BLYTHEWOOD – In conjunction with a request from members of Transfiguration Mission and Notre Dame Sister Clare Reinert, parish life facilitator, parish boundaries have been defined and Transfiguration has officially been established as a parish. Bishop Robert J. Baker approved the measure and signed the appropriate documents on March 15. Transfiguration will be officially proclaimed […]

Home-schooling conference offers parents opportunity to trade tips

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — Home schooling is more than a concerted stroll through reading, writing and arithmetic. It is a way of life, and it demands commitment from the whole family. That is the message about 110 home schoolers from across the state and even beyond its borders received recently during a two-day […]

Bishop Baker’s homily from the Chrism Mass on March 26

  Bishop Thompson, my brother priests, my dear friends in Christ, thank you for joining us for this Chrism Mass. Your presence is an affirmation of your commitment to helping the Church share the Sacraments of our Church. The oils we bless today enable us to bring Christ’s presence through those saving sacramental signs that […]

The real presence of Jesus Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist

Basic questions and answers: questions three and four During this Week of Weeks, we celebrate on Holy Thursday the greatest gift of the Lord: the Holy Eucharist. It is called “the mystery of faith” because it is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, no. 11, Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. […]

Lenten journey leads to conversion of life

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — What is the real task the church proposes for the Lenten journey that begins with Jesus’ 40 days in the desert and concludes on Easter? It is the conversion of life that lasts a lifetime, according to Abbot Francis Kline from Mepkin Abbey, who spoke at the St. Thomas More […]

Scholar presents examination of Matthew

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — For the seventh annual address for the Nadine Beacham and Charlton F. Hall Sr. Visiting Lectureship in New Testament and Early Christianity, the Rev. Charles Talbert a distinguished professor of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, spoke on the Gospel of Matthew. He presented “Is Matthew a Legalist? Indicative […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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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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