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2002

Diocesan leadership team hopes to spread Gospel values in communities and society

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH SEABROOK ISLAND — Diocesan leadership team members for the Disciples in Mission effort gathered for a weekend of formation, training and personal renewal at the St. Christopher Conference Center in mid-December to help bring to fulfillment new directions and programs for the Year of Evangelization in the Diocese of Charleston in 2002. […]


Robert Higgins

2nd year theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Fla. Birthplace/date: Aug. 22, 1960, Liberty, N.Y. Home parish/location: St. Mary of the Annunciation, Charleston Family: Mom in Brunswick, Ga., and dad in Livingston Manor, N.Y., one sister in Statesboro, Ga. Favorite aspect of seminary: the freedom to increase my relationship with God […]


Fort Jackson mission speaker stresses subjects some shun

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — What is a better way to prepare for Christmas than by “Discovering your Faith…”, asks the title of the Advent retreat sponsored by the Catholic community of St. Michael at the Post Chapel of the Fort Jackson Army Base? The retreat master, Father Daniel McCaffrey, no stranger to Fort […]


The work of the Lord goes on

  By MSGR. DONALD GORSKI Here in this mission parish the work of the Lord goes on — thanks to the prayer and help of so many people. We are grateful for this support and see the results daily. I’m going to do something I’ve never before done — put most of a Sunday sermon […]


Stand Up for Life March and Rally to be held Jan. 12

  COLUMBIA — The annual Stand Up for Life March and Rally, led by the Honor Guard of the Knights of Columbus, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12. It marks the 29th consecutive year of South Carolinians standing up for the rights of unborn children. Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of the National Right to Life […]


Diocesan Imagine campaign draws national attention, curious men and women

  By NANCY SCHWERIN The Vocations Office in the Diocese of Charleston is hard at work spreading the word about the priesthood. The promotional campaign, Imagine, was initiated last year. An 11-minute video and a 10-foot-long-by-7-foot-wide poster with an image of a priest and “Imagine … being a priest” written on it has drawn attention […]


S.C. teens share the faith with church leaders and their peers

  by KATHY SCHMUGGE More than 100 teens from the Diocese of Charleston attended the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. Zach Nicks, a young parishioner of St. Andrew Church in Clemson, said the title of this year’s conference, “Hope at the Threshold,” had a personal significance for him. He said that his life has […]


Prayers for little Joey

  By JOEY REISTROFFER DUNCAN — This is a story of faith. It starts with the heartache, worry and despair of two parents fearing for the life of their youngest son. It ends with a miracle. The miracle of prayer. In September 2001, Ray and Marie Meyers were worried sick about their 6-year-old son, Joey. […]


Finding opportunities for grace

  By MARY HOOD HART When my four children were small, they gave me many opportunities to practice self-discipline and self-denial. Right from the start, I was denied sleep. I remember vividly the first nights after we brought our oldest home from the hospital. I couldn’t believe so tiny a body could manage to stay […]


Mother church of Midlands called ‘simply magnificent’

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — The mother church of the Midlands needed a face-lift, so her sons and daughters spared no expense. Sixteen months later, on Dec. 23, when the bishop of Charleston came to consecrate her new altar, he declared; “This church is so beautiful, I’m sure when the Holy Father hears […]


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