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Is the Institute for Parish Leadership for you?

In our first five years of the Institute for Parish Leadership Development, over 600 leaders from parishes all over the diocese have received what we believe to be a solid foundation in theology and scripture. With this foundation in church teachings, they have been able to use their talents in better service to their local […]

The Pilgrim of Peace visits her children

Pope John Paul II has declared this to be a year dedicated to Our Lady and her rosary. Here in Peru the priests, religious and laity of the six parishes in the north have been meeting to plan this special year. I’ve been impressed by the enthusiasm and interest shown by all the participants. A […]

Black Catholics celebrate heritage with Umoja

CHARLESTON — People who attended the Black Catholic Heritage Festival June 21-22 were all one color, “earth color.” So said Archbishop Anthony J.V. Obinna of Nigeria who told the congregation at the event’s closing Mass that when people die they are all “taken back to mother earth” and as members of the body of Christ […]

Former USC president gives talk about the Church in crisis

FLORENCE – Former University of South Carolina president John M. Palms, Ph.D., spoke at St. Anthony Church recently, to discuss the sexual abuse scandal in the priesthood. Palms said that the church has dealt with the issues of nuclear weapons, abortion, cloning, human sexuality, information management, privacy and other matters, and it will deal with […]

Visiting nun discusses Liberia’s orphan needs

GREENVILLE – Sister Sponsa Beltran knows a lot about the brutal 14-year civil war that has split the small West African Coast country of Liberia, but she’d rather talk about Sackor, Sando, Yah, Musa and Edwin and the hundreds of other Liberian children and adults she has sheltered from that war. The Bernadine Franciscan nun […]

Sponsor couple travels to Nigeria to ordination of ‘their’ seminarian

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Danielle and Howard Haines, members of St. Francis by the Sea Church, sponsored a Dominican seminary student in Ibadan, Nigeria. Danielle wrote the following account of their journey to his country to attend his ordination. Our trip to Africa was made to be present at the ordination and first Mass of […]

St. Michael students get noticed thanks to turtle-saving project

GARDEN CITY — Three teens from St. Michael School are striking a tough environmental pose to protect endangered turtles, a move which could win them a $36,000 U.S. Savings Bond in the Christopher Columbus Award’s National Championship June 20-26. Alex Musgrove, Christian Mateo and Alex Stead are focused on protecting endangered sea turtles and baby […]

Tebalt moves a step closer to the priesthood

LEXINGTON — On Saturday, May 26, Tim Tebalt, a native of Florence, moved closer to his ultimate goal, the priesthood, by his being ordained to the transitional diaconate at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington, where he will carry out his first assignment as deacon. “Relish and enjoy this special time of diaconal service the church […]

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals celebrate 65th anniversary

COLUMBIA — For 65 years the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have been ministering to the people of South Carolina through their hospital, changing the landscape of health care for the state. Such a milestone is cause for celebration, so on June 3, a ceremony was held at Providence Hospital in Columbia with gratitude […]

Williams a man of expansive horizons

CONWAY— George Williams’ father wanted his son to be a Baptist preacher. Williams, on the other hand, aspired to a career in law. God must have had other plans, however, because Williams’ life has taken some turns that neither man could have anticipated. Williams was born to a devout Baptist family in Florence, the fourth […]

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    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