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2003

Session participants examine how diocese welcomes the stranger

CHARLESTON — During a workshop designed to help come up with ideas on how to welcome newcomers and underserved ethnic communities in the Catholic Church, representatives from the Diocese of Charleston were inspired to keep their minds open. Msgr. James A. Carter, vicar general; Kathleen Merritt, director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries; Dorothy Grillo, […]


Marriage conference emphasizes communication

MOUNT PLEASANT — A successful marriage begins in love but grows with respect, understanding, generosity, patience, and hard work. Christ Our King Parish hosted a marriage conference Feb. 8 in celebration of “World Marriage Day” Feb. 9. The first conference of its kind at the church was a great success for the 90 people who […]


Bishop endorses Federal Marriage Amendment

CHARLESTON – Bishop Robert J. Baker has joined other Catholic prelates such as Archbishop John Donoghue of Atlanta in signing an endorsement of the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the Federal Marriage Amendment. The amendment was introduced in the House of Representatives May 15, 2002, with bi-partisan […]


Vietnamese meet to discuss action plan

GREENVILLE — The lack of Vietnamese-speaking priests in the diocese is making it hard for Vietnamese Catholics to fully participate in the American Catholic Church, according to Loc Phan, one of nearly 100 South Carolina Vietnamese Catholics who met earlier this month with Bishop Robert J. Baker to share their concerns about their faith. Phan […]


St. Francis Church hopes to reach Hispanic population with Disciples in Mission

WALHALLA — A mission church in Oconee County is leading an effort to include more Hispanic Catholics in the Disciples in Mission program. “Disciples in Mission is helping to develop leadership among the Hispanic population,” said Father Bill Edens, a Paulist priest at St. Francis Church in Walhalla. St. Francis is one of two missions […]


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 […]


A welcome enthusiasm for the faith

MOUNT PLEASANT – With a year and a half of parish life behind him, Father Gregory Wilson, looks at a wonderful life. Ordained in June 2001, the parochial vicar of Christ Our King quickly learned one thing. “There’s an awful lot seminary can’t teach you simply because pastoral work is hands-on experience and learning from […]


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 […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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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