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2003

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 […]


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 […]


Priest says, ‘Being family is what Christianity is all about’

COLUMBIA — When the Office of Ethnic Ministries invited Father George Franklin to put on a workshop for black parishes, they thought they were getting a witty, audacious presenter who is unafraid of straight talk. And that’s exactly what they did get. As he spoke at St. Martin de Porres School on Jan. 25, Father […]


Community builds without fund raising

GREENWOOD — When the parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes decided it was time to begin building their new church, they went about it in a style all their own. They own a 21-acre piece of land about two miles from the site of the present church; it was blessed (and paid for) in 1998. […]


Vocation came from a guided missal

GREENVILLE — Franciscan Sister Catherine Noecker got an early start on her vocation. As a first-grader in CCD in Buffalo, N.Y., she won a prize for knowing a few extra answers in class because her parents had instructed her well at home, she says modestly. That prize was a missal. “I fell in love with […]


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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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