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2004

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 […]


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. […]


Finding the soul of African-American sacred music

GREENVILLE — Participants at the Archbishop James Patterson Lykes Conference, hosted by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, were exposed to the evangelizing power of African-American sacred music in the Catholic Church this summer. Jesuit Father Joseph Brown, Ph.D., director of Black American Studies at Southern Illinois University in Cabondale, spoke on the healing power of […]


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, […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil