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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 […]

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 […]

Lent is a time of abstinence, prayer and fasting

  By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER In this Year of Evangelization, the holy season of Lent provides us a special time of grace and spiritual renewal so that we may become better instruments in sharing the Gospel message. This year, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls on Feb. 13. The present laws of the […]

LARCUM bishops express opposition to the death penalty

  By SHEILA OJENDYK SPARTANBURG — Religious and lay leaders from Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, and United Methodist churches gathered together on Jan. 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. LARCUM, an ecumenical association of Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics, and United Methodists, sponsored its annual joint prayer service for 2002 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Bishop […]

Palmetto House is not just three hots and a cot

  By ANDREW C. LENNON SUMMERVILLE — Looking for three hots and a cot? Then Palmetto House may not be the right homeless shelter for you, according to Eric Saunders (not his real name), an expert on homelessness. If you were homeless and needed guidance at one of Boston’s Veteran’s Affairs Shelters, Saunders was the […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate