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Quiet vacation in Caribbean turns into parish mission

  SUMMERVILLE — An unexpected invitation to join his brother on vacation in Belize, Central America, was the beginning of a life-changing experience for Bill Hansen. A longtime parishioner of St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, Hansen soon ventured from home to enjoy his vacation on the restful Anbergris Caye, a beautiful sun-drenched sliver of […]

The gift of time

  By JIM MYERS It is clear from the very origins of Christianity, the laity “as individuals, families, and entire communities” shared in the spreading of the faith. Pope John Paul II Redemptoris Missio, 72.1 Of the many gifts God has given us, few are more important than the precious gift of time. Each of […]

Why I became and remain a Knight of Columbus

By EDWARD F. J. TUCKER I first joined the Knights in 1991 because the Catholic cadets of Council 6900 at The Citadel solicited my support as a faculty sponsor. As the son of a 33rd Degree Freemason in both the York and Scottish Rites, I was a bit scared of the kinds of hocus-pocus that […]

Taylors religious educators receive national Mustard Seed award

By SHEILA OJENDYK TAYLORS — The Gospel of Mark describes the mustard seed as “… the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade” […]

Wicks stresses simplicity and Scripture at annual Cardinal Newman Lecture

By MARY MARSHALL ROCK HILL — “The Simple Care for A Hopeful Heart” was the theme of the 22nd annual Cardinal Newman Lecture held at The Oratory Center for Spirituality last Saturday. The day’s presenter was Robert Wicks, Ph.D. He is a professor in Graduate Programs in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola College in Maryland. For […]

One man’s road to the church

From Evangelical Baptist to Catholic, apologist plants seed for Arrington By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — “The priesthood seems beautiful to me.” One year ago, Jonathan Arrington would have considered those words blasphemous. Now he embraces them. This sophomore at Furman University grew up a fundamental Evangelical Southern Baptist who had nothing decent to say about […]

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

Basic questions and answers: question two The Jan. 17 issue of The New Catholic Miscellany carried the introduction and part one of “Why does Jesus give himself to us as food and drink?” This month we continue with part two of this document on the Holy Eucharist by the U.S. Catholic bishops, published in July […]

Ash Wednesday: ‘Symbols of grappling with evil …’

By BISHOP ROBERT BAKER The symbols we use in life tell us a lot about ourselves, what we value in life, on what we rely for hope and happiness. Today a symbol will be placed on our foreheads as we begin the holy season of Lent — the symbol of ashes. A week and a […]

S.C. black Catholics prepare for national meeting

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — Hundreds of black Catholics, and those who minister to them, crowded into classrooms at St. Martin de Porres School on Feb. 23 to formulate some action plans to present to the diocese and to the ninth conference of the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) in Chicago this August. […]

St. Mary Church continues its history of reaching out

  By MARY MARSHALL ROCK HILL — In the midst of celebrating Black History Month, St. Mary Church in Rock Hill is proud of its rich and vibrant African-American heritage as well as its friendly parish atmosphere. The parish has the same mission today as on July 4, 1946, when its first Mass was said […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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