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Women search for inner peace and societal justice

By NANCY SCHWERIN A hundred women and one lone brother came as seekers of justice and peace to a Chapin retreat Feb. 9. At “Women as Peacemakers and Justice Seekers,” sponsored by Women Religious in South Carolina, the truth-speaking Dominican Sister Jamie Phelps, Ph.D., shared insight to living in inner peace and being vessels of […]

Parenting pre-teens to young adults explored by Chesto at conference

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “Parenting is a terminal illness,” said Kathleen Chesto, Ph.D., half joking as she described the joys and challenges of “Parenting Children in a Changing World,” during the two-day seminar sponsored by the Charleston diocesan Office of Evangelization, Catechesis and Christian Initiation, where she explored the faith lives of young […]

Carl E. Poole Track and Field Facility dedicated at BE Feb. 4

  CHARLESTON — The Carl E. Poole Jr. Track and Field Facility at Bishop England High School was dedicated on Feb. 4. The ceremony was held in the Bishop David B. Thompson Fine Arts Center at the school. Afterward, Msgr. Robert Kelly blessed the track. Poole was a native Charlestonian who attended Catholic schools and […]

Feast of the Ascension to move to Sunday

  In the Diocese of Charleston beginning this coming year, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be observed on the Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 12, 2002) rather than on the Thursday after the sixth Sunday of Easter. The Province of Atlanta including the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Dioceses of Charleston, […]

Moms explore spirituality and outreach through ministry

  By NANCY SCHWERIN If we are to take our call to evangelization seriously, we have to get involved. Bishop Robert Baker has declared that the diocese is undertaking a long-term evangelization effort, in which he asks all the faithful to answer their call to be disciple of the Word. Moms have special ministry created […]

A Lenten season of prayer

  “As we pray, we become aware of a presence that is not only ‘out there,’ but is all around us and deep inside us and knows us more than we know ourselves. This is to be grounded in the very being of God.” Father Francis Kline, O.C.S.O., Abbot of Mepkin During this holy season […]

Parte de Conferencia Católica Coastal II en español

  Por AIDA HERNANDEZ MYRTLE BEACH — El pasado sábado 26 de febrero las parroquias del Deanato Pee Dee celebraron la Conferencia Coastal Catholic Conference II. Las conferencias coastal se organizan para dar oportunidad a que los católicos se reúnan a orar, adorar y educar. Durante las mismas, se invitan grandes oradores para que hablen […]

Coastal Catholic Conference attracts diverse crowd of 650, provides fellowship

  By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — The Coastal Catholic Conference recharged the spiritual batteries of more than 650 participants at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Jan. 19 with liturgies and an assortment of workshops providing spiritual growth for everyone. The event is an effort organized by parishes in the Pee Dee Deanery, which brings […]

Enthusiasm for the faith

  By SISTER DONNA LAREAU The second annual Coastal Catholic Conference in Myrtle Beach on Jan. 26 marked the beginning of the year of evangelization for the Diocese of Charleston and the launching of the program “Disciples in Mission.” This program is an important part of the evangelization initiative for our diocese. It is an […]

A Conversation with God: deepening your prayer life

  by KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “There never seems to be enough time: not enough time at work to finish each task we are given; not enough time for spouses, children, families, and friends; not enough time for ourselves; not enough time for God,” said Dr. Keith Barron. A staff counselor for Palmetto Health, he […]

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