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2003

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity celebrates 25th anniversary

JOHNS ISLAND — The Lowcountry was visited March 15 by Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity. Fuller was in town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. The affiliate is among 2,000 worldwide. In 1977, one year after Fuller started Habitat, the people of John’s Island applied for affiliate status. […]


How can we find peace amidst all the noise?

It’s been more than three weeks since the bombing of Baghdad first began. It was the feast of St. Joseph and the Gospel for the day recounted the story of the angel coming to Joseph in his dream to assure him that all would be well. Joseph heard, understood, and responded with courage in receiving […]


Bishop welcomes hundreds to the Catholic Church

LEXINGTON — More than 500 people signed themselves with the cross with holy water or signed their names in the Book of the Elect in preparing to join the Catholic Church in South Carolina over four days in four deaneries March 7-10. Bishop Robert J. Baker welcomed 128 catechumens (not previously baptized) and candidates in […]


Third-graders share their concerns about war

MOUNT PLEASANT — Kathy Schlachter, a third-grade teacher at Christ our King/Stella Maris School changed her teaching plan March 17 because of the impending war with Iraq. She talked to the children in her morning class about how things were coming to a head in the Iraq situation. They asked questions and expressed their thoughts. […]


Bishop offers thanks to the priests, religious and laity

CHARLESTON — The Chrism Mass was held April 15. It is an annual event held in dioceses around the world on the Tuesday of Holy Week. Bishop Robert J. Baker blessed the sacramental oils, which include the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens, and the Oil of Chrism. He also recognized jubilarians celebrating […]


Diocesan youth conference energizes Catholic teens

WHITE OAK — The 13th annual diocesan youth conference blasted off over the weekend of March 7-9 at the White Oak Conference Center. It was a raucous affair, blending music and spirituality, laughter and prayer, games and liturgy. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Sally Walbourne, a youth minister at St. James in Conway. “Larry […]


Teen spreads his Christian values in everyday life

COLUMBIA — It would probably take two people to live the active life of high school senior, Daniel Hudacko, parishioner of Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia. Not only is Hudacko a star football player for Irmo High School varsity team (chosen to play in the Shrine Ball as a state all-star player), […]


BSA special promotion set for March 3-4

CHARLESTON – Funding levels of the Bishop Stewardship Appeal are down and in order to continue support of many ministries throughout the Diocese of Charleston Bishop Robert J. Baker has designated the weekend of May 3 and 4 as a Special Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal weekend. The BSA is an annual fund-raising campaign that financially supports […]


Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Each year 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 March 5. The present laws of the church regarding fast and abstinence during the season of […]


Father McCaffrey redefines retirement

COLUMBIA — Father Edmund McCaffrey, Ph.D., has been a Benedictine monk, political science professor who founded and headed the Political Science Department at Belmont Abbey College, visiting professor, writer, Abbot ordinary of the Belmont Abbey monastery and pastor. He continues to wears the hats of lecturer, pilgrimage leader, organization director, spiritual director, and retreat master. […]


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