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2003

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. […]


School addition answers need raised by student body increase

GARDEN CITY — Years of hard work and an accumulation of treasures finally paid off Feb. 16 with the dedication and blessing of new classrooms and a science lab at St. Michael School. After Mass, Bishop Robert J. Baker blessed the addition with holy water, and students performed a musical ensemble for the dedication. In […]


St. Joseph Residence groundbreaking to be held Feb. 24 in Charleston

CHARLESTON — The first phase of the St. Joseph Residence at the Carter-May Home will officially begin Feb. 24 when Bishop Robert J. Baker blesses the ground in a private ceremony. The first phase of the project involves the complete renovation of the Carter-May Home and the addition of the St. Joseph Residence for retired […]


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 […]


Book inspires prisoners

CHARLESTON — Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division has published “Prayers for Prisoners,” a book of prayers designed to bring the good news of God’s love to those most in need of its assurance, those in prison, their loved ones and anyone imprisoned by fear, loneliness, grief, guilt, anger, or sorrow. Ann Ball, author, researcher and […]


A call to true evangelization

Congratulations to all our Catholic Schools as we begin Catholic Schools Week. The Catholic school is a very special instrument of evangelization and has been such since the inception of the Catholic school system. The prime purpose of the Catholic school is to evangelize. To prepare children and students of all ages to better understand […]


Abortion is the greatest human rights issue, says U.S. bishops’ official

CHARLESTON — Cathy Cleaver vigorously challenges the notion that abortion is good for women. In fact, she uses statistics provided by abortion advocates to make her pro-life case. “The vast majority of women who ‘choose’ abortion do so because they believed they had no other choice,” she said. The director of planning and information for […]


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