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2003

Hispanic leaders create yearly plan

COLUMBIA — On March 15, Hispanic leadership from throughout the diocese, worked on the draft of a one-year plan for 2003-2004. Most of the meeting was spent on fine-tuning the ideas that emerged from the Jan. 25 gathering with Bishop Robert J. Baker and exploring some immediate actions that can be taken to further the […]


Women’s conference keeps service in the forefront

COLUMBIA — Beginning with the Presentation of Colors by Fort Jackson Army Base soldiers, the 73rd South Carolina Council of Catholic Women (SCCCW) Convention illustrated in many different ways the recurring theme “Faithful Servants Making the Connection.” On March 28, affiliates gathered for a reception on Friday and started Saturday morning with a general business […]


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 […]


Disciples in Mission leaders prepare for Lenten introduction

COLUMBIA — Lent is drawing near and the hundreds of parish leaders who will implement the Disciples in Mission process have been trained. Trainers and trainees are ready to kick it off. “I’m jazzed about it,” said Carl Mayers, diocesan coordinator of liturgy for Disciples in Mission. “It’s a great process and will make a […]


Franciscan order celebrates 125th anniversary

COLUMBIA — As their religious order prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary by looking to an uncertain future, two local nuns continue their long service in the Diocese of Charleston with a clear vision of what still needs to be done. Mother Mary Alfred Moes founded the Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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