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2004

Bishop promotes the use of the Christ Candle during Christmas season

An invitation from Bishop Baker: Christmas is the celebration of the breaking through history of the greatest event of all time – the birth of the Son of God into our world, who was victorious over all the forces of evil, past, present, and future. Can we not enable the force of good that Christ […]


‘Advent by Candlelight’ reinforces the true meaning of the season

SPARTANBURG — The spirit of the season descended on parishioners at Jesus, Our Risen Savior the other night in a gentle flicker of candlelight. The parish was determined to keep Christ in Christmas, so they brought in nationally known speaker Miki Hill to discuss how her husband, Tim, and her family of nine children celebrate […]


Msgr. Hamburger dies at 86

COLUMBIA — Msgr. Donald Clarence Hamburger, a retired priest in the Diocese of Charleston, died Dec. 18 at the age of 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 21 at St. Peter Church. Msgr. Hamburger was born June 28, 1918, in Celina, Ohio. He was a son of the late August Francis and […]


Vocation and avocation go together for Jesuit astronomer

CHARLESTON — Bishop England High School students were honored by a visit Nov. 19 from the only man who claims to be above the pope. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno is the lucky astronomer at Castel Gandolfo Observatory who lives in the apartment directly above Pope John Paul II’s summer quarters. He’s a top planetary scientist […]


Diocese finds success with first all-female retreat

CHAPIN — Karla Hoppmann, a college student who has been active in diocesan youth ministry for years, put her education to good use. She used her developing skills in public relations and advertising to convince Jerry White, director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Charleston, to have an all-female retreat for high school students. […]


Zambia reminds reservist that Christ came to us in poverty

As a pilot flying cargo planes for the U.S. Air Force, I recently found myself in Zambia, located on the high savannah plains of central Africa. Arriving on a Thursday, I walked around the capital city of Lusaka. I could not help but feel a sense of gratitude for the blessings we have as Americans. […]


‘Nativity’ explains one of the major Christmas traditions

MONCKS CORNER — “Nativity, The Art and Spirit of the Creche” is a new 30-minute TV documentary that explores the history, styles, and spiritual meaning of the Christmas nativity scene. It was filmed last month at Mepkin Abbey. The film combines images of art and craftsmanship with history and thought-provoking insights about why the creche […]


Kathleen Poole, organizer of first state March for Life, dies at 71

COLUMBIA — Kathleen Walsh Poole, chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Citizens for Life and the organizer of the first March for Life in the state, died Nov. 10 at the age of 71. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 13 at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at St. Peter Catholic […]


St. Joseph’s named a top 50 school

GREENVILLE — In just its 11th year of existence, St. Joseph’s Catholic School has achieved the distinction of being named to the 2004 Catholic High School Honor Roll, ranking it among the top 50 Catholic secondary schools in the nation. Known as St. Joseph’s Catholic School since the addition of its middle school last year, […]


Junior high rally shows youths how they can answer God’s call

COLUMBIA — Nearly 500 Catholic junior high students from 32 parishes gathered at the White Oak Conference Center Nov. 6 to explore how they will respond to God’s call. Jerry White, director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston, told the group that they don’t have to wait […]


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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
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    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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