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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 […]

A Lenten meditation

  By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER During this holy season of Lent, our Lord has called each of us to deepen our relationship with him and one another through prayer and sacrifice. The Lenten season is a new occasion for us to follow Christ who engaged himself in prayer and sacrifice for 40 days and […]

Catholics spread the good news of evangelization

By MARY HOOD HART For 15 years, my family and I were parishioners at Our Lady Star of the Sea in North Myrtle Beach. Over that time, we developed wonderful friendships in our parish and through the Diocese of Charleston’s Cursillo movement. A move to North Carolina brought us to the Diocese of Raleigh, but […]

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 […]

Catholic education is a gift

  by KATHLEEN CARR I’ll never forget the time my dad and I talked about the difference between public and private schools. He said that I went to a Catholic school, and he thought that it was very important for me to learn about God. In public schools, he explained, children aren’t given the chance […]

War and peace

by MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY In October 1966, Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan and his then auxiliary bishop, Joseph L. Bernardin, issued a joint pastoral letter to the people of the Archdiocese of Atlanta on the issue of “War and Peace.” In his foreword to the book, Days of Hope and Promise, The Writings and Speeches […]

Candidates advance in four-year deacon process

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — The installation to the Ministry of Acolyte was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Jan. 19 for 29 men in diaconate formation for the Diocese of Charleston. It is the second step in a four-year process to becoming a deacon. In his homily, Bishop Robert Baker […]

The life of a priest — Father Jeffrey Kendall

  The life of a priest is busy to say the least. In this column, The Miscellany readers will get a glimpse at a priest in action. In the spotlight here is Father Jeffrey Kendall, pastor of Sacred Heart Church on King Street and Christ the Divine Teacher at The Citadel in Charleston. He is […]

People in prison

By MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY A number of people throughout the world have expressed concern about the treatment of the men our government captured in Afghanistan and are now holding as prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some in the United States have taken their concern to a federal court in California seeking to ensure that […]

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