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2003

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. […]


Visiting priest draws 1,000 to Charlotte for two-day seminar

CHARLOTTE — Terri de Luca’s friend in Pennsylvania gave such a colorful description of a speaker who came to her church, that it lit a fire under her. De Luca was determined to bring this no nonsense priest, named Father John Corapi of the Society of Our Lady, from California to North Carolina. Now as […]


Theologian says right can flourish even in the midst of the evils in healthcare

GREENVILLE – The U.S. court system and its interpretation of the Constitution have made it increasingly difficult for Catholic hospitals and other service institutions to carry out their mission within the teachings of the Church, according to a Catholic moral theologian. Father Romanus Cessario, professor of moral theology at St. John’s Seminary in Boston, recently […]


Religious, bishop meet to share needs of the diocese

CHAPIN — The religious men and women of the Diocese of Charleston gathered at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Chapin Feb. 21, for their annual meeting with Bishop Robert J. Baker. They came to share information and learn more about the local and overall needs of Catholics in South Carolina. The event began […]


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. […]


Bishop adds fifth deanery

CHARLESTON – Bishop Robert J. Baker has announced that the Diocese of Charleston is adding a fifth deanery. The Hilton Head Deanery will include the Hilton Head Island and Beaufort areas. The boundaries of the deanery have yet to be determined. Father Martin T. Laughlin, pastor of Holy Family Church in Hilton Head Island, is […]


Disciples in Mission starts prayer campaign, organizes small groups

CLEMSON — Three Paulist churches in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, along with other parishes across the diocese, are preparing to take the next step in a five-year evangelization effort. St. Andrew, St. Paul the Apostle and St. Francis churches will spend the next few weeks forming dozens of small, evangelization groups. It’s a […]


Learning about natural family planning is accepting a gift from God

SPARTANBURG – Pope John Paul II said it best: What better gift can you give a child than to give him a brother or a sister? And what better way to bring forth a child than God’s way – naturally. Marc and Lynn Connelly certainly agree. They have cranked up natural family planning classes at […]


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Apr 192:00 pm Dismissal for Faculty Meeting
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
3:30 pm Catholic Social Thought Principles: Rights and Responsibilities
From the Calendar of Office of Catechesis Webinars
4:30 pm Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Practice
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:30 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Our Lady of the Lake - Chapin
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 20 Mid-quarter progress report alert for Quarter 4
From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
Parent lunch
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Jr. High Musical
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - St. Anne and St. Jude at St. Anne - Sumter
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 21 Silent Auction and Dinner Event
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
12th Annual School Gala
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
Gala
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 23 Early Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
2:00 pm Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia