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2004

Volunteers spread cheer at Christ Our King-Stella Maris

MOUNT PLEASANT — Christmas came a little early this year as the Home & School Association at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School decided to try something a little different from the usual scarves, candy, and apple-theme mugs as a gift for the 40 teachers. Spearheaded by the four enthusiastic H&S officers — President Liesl Westbrook, […]


A eucharistic transformation

There is an anomaly between the nourishment of our natural and supernatural lives. The natural food we consume is transformed into our body and blood. The supernatural nourishment of the body and blood of Christ should transform us into him. Such a grace is emphasized in sacramental theology: “The Eucharist immediately effects man’s union with […]


In its search for answers, a society needs the church’s contributions

How can a society find answers to its deep questions? Questions about what a human person is, about marriage and family life? Questions about social issues relating to peace, the economy and justice? In its search, can a society afford to neglect the possible contributions which religious truth can offer? Each society is a part […]


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 […]


LARCUM ecumenical conference set for Nov. 12 in Columbia

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist Bishops’ Dialogue Fall 2004 Conference will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. The topic of the conference will be “Who are Our New Neighbors? The Changing Religious Landscape in South Carolina and the Challenges […]


Fort Mill parishioners are thankful for the roof over their heads

FORT MILL — In a celebration of triumph over adversity, Bishop Robert J. Baker blessed the roof and the cornerstone for the new ministry building at St. Philip Neri Church in a Mass last month. The liturgy brought to a happy conclusion a story that began almost a year ago with a brush with disaster. […]


Poor Clares trying to raise funds for a new monastery

GREENVILLE — The Poor Clare sisters of South Carolina have a problem. They live in a monastery that is a 50-year-old relic of a 17th century design. It’s a warren of long, narrow passageways and convoluted, linoleum floored rooms emptying into one another like the thieves’ holes in “Oliver Twist.” It’s too big, too hard […]


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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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