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Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs continues to reach out to other faiths

COLUMBIA — The last two months have been an active time for the Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. With departmental meetings and ecumenical events, the office continues to move forward in its efforts to reach out to other faith communities, following its mission to “initiate and support activities within our diocese […]

Catholic Charities ranked third among nation’s nonprofits

CHARLESTON — The Catholic Charities network, of which Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston is a part, has been ranked third among the nation’s nonprofits in the country, according to The NonProfit Times, which publishes the oldest annual ranking of charities in the country. The Catholic Charities network moved up from its fourth position […]

Charismatic conference brings healing, insight

COLUMBIA — The 2004 South Carolina Charismatic Conference was a lesson in healing, a relevant topic in today’s hurting world. Jesuit Father Matthew Linn, the guest speaker, helped the people who came to St. John Neumann Church Oct. 29-31 heal through four general sessions, a workshop, confession and a healing service. Father Linn is the […]

Remembering Msgr. Duffy

With the passing of another great religious leader such as Msgr. Thomas Duffy, all of us in the Diocese of Charleston ask, “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” I can hear Msgr. Duffy and others from the clergy and religious communities saying, “You! All of you beloved sisters and brothers in Christ; you have the […]

Sister Ebo renewed Rock Hill parish at three-day revival

ROCK HILL — “Through It All” was the theme of the annual October revival held at St. Mary Church last month when Sister Mary Antona Ebo “Cracked open the Book” for a spirit-filled three days of African-flavored renewal. Sister Francis Saring, a Missionary Servant of the Blessed Trinity, and Oratorian Brother David Boone, parish life […]

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 […]

Project Rachel finds a place at Charleston area colleges

CHARLESTON — Oct. 10 was a significant day for post-abortion healing with the launch of the first college chapter of Project Rachel for the College of Charleston and The Citadel. Project Rachel is a national ministry of the Catholic Church that has been providing post-abortion healing for women and men throughout the world for more […]

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 […]

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