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2003

Book fills need of prayers for the sick

The newly published book The Stations of the Cross for the Sick was a poignant gift of love by its author Kitty McDonough who wrote it the night she found out that Bishop James McHugh, a longtime friend from childhood, was in the final stages of terminal cancer. McDonough, a parishioner of Our Lady Star […]


For Father Selzer, the priestly life is ‘beyond expectations’

COLUMBIA — One year after his ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood, Father Lee Selzer finds that his aspirations about the priestly life have been met, exceeded even. “It has been all that was promised by the Vocations Office,” Father Selzer said. “It’s been beyond my expectations.” The young priest, who once taught as a […]


Concert by local abbot rings in new organ at St. Peter’s

COLUMBIA — St. Peter Church celebrated the addition of their new Peragallo organ with a solemn blessing and dedication recital on March 23. Bishop David Thompson, retired bishop of Charleston was the celebrant assisted by Msgr. Leigh Lehocky, pastor of St. Peter’s. The featured soloist was Father Francis Kline, abbot of Mepkin Abbey and an […]


Geologist says Christian theology supports protection of the environment

COLUMBIA – A geologist whose main professional interest is the environment told a group of parish leaders on March 11 that “the doctrine of bodily resurrection implies that the whole universe will share in our ultimate destination.” John R. “Jack” Gelting was trying to convince members of the Midlands Parishes Environmental Committee that Christian theology, […]


‘The Rapture Trap’ author discusses Christ’s second coming

GREENVILLE – Getting too caught up in the “end times fever,” made currently popular in the Left Behind series, can be detrimental to one’s religious health, a former evangelical Protestant pastor and author said. Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., told around 200 Catholics and Protestants that there is no Biblical foundation to support the notion of a […]



In Mass for peace, faithful are encouraged in prayer and solidarity

CHARLESTON — While war raged in Iraq, the first day of spring, a season of birth and renewal, was marked at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist with a special Mass for peace and the protection of military forces. The special liturgy was held March 21 and celebrated by Msgr. Joseph R. Roth, vicar […]


Prince of Peace mothers believe PopTots is a healthy ministry

TAYLORS — A ministry that started as a play time for a half-dozen youngsters has grown into a love fest for dozens of mothers, their families and a community. “It’s not just a playgroup. It’s so much more. It’s a ministry of love,” said Jenny McGrady, who started PopTots nearly three years ago at Prince […]


Predatory lending strikes elderly, poor, minorities

MYRTLE BEACH — Rapacious, greedy, voracious and insatiable describe a hyena, and when you look up the word “predatory” regarding House Bill 3125 and Senate Bill 17 on high-cost loans in South Carolina, you get a taste of the cruel appetites these bottom-feeding buzzards possess, feasting on uninformed pilgrims. The victims are people such as […]


How you can offer support to the troops

As Americans watch the war in Iraq many want to show their support of U.S. military, especially those overseas. After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the Department of Defense discouraged unsolicited mail sent to military forces for security reasons. However, people can go to the following Web sites to find organizations that are sponsoring […]


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    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
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    Open House
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
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    Faculty In-service
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    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
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    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
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    7:00 pm Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 24 Quarter 2 Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
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    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
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    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
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    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 25All Day Key Club Blood Drive #3
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson