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BSA appeal funds ministries

CHARLESTON – After a May 3-4 special appeal for the Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal, some individuals who had already given might wonder why they received another request in the mail. “We decided that it would be more cost-effective to mail to our constituency again this year to provide the opportunity for those who have yet to […]

Christian Action Council honors McClain

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Christian Action Council celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding on May 20 by honoring the director whose vision has become the reputation of the organization. “Howard G. McClain was greater than Moses,” said the immediate-past executive minister of the SCCAC, L. Wayne Bryan. “During his tenure … he stretched […]

The priesthood 1, baseball 0

CHARLESTON — Thank goodness for the call of the Lord! Otherwise, Msgr. Robert J. Kelly may have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame rather than celebrating 50 years in the priesthood. The much-loved pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel on Folly Beach and chaplain of Bishop England High School celebrated his golden […]

The work of the Lord continues in Peru

As we celebrate Easter, may the Lord transform your crosses into sources of life. That’s the great miracle of love that Jesus strives to work in our lives. I see people struggling and carrying so many crosses here. I really don’t know how they do it, and I marvel at their capacity to suffer. A […]

St. Joseph’s High School graduates 33

TAYLORS – Thirty-three seniors graduated from St. Joseph’s High School May 31 at commencement exercises held at Prince of Peace Church. Father Edmund F. McCaffrey, Ph.D., gave the commencement address. The former pastor of Holy Family Church in Hilton Head and abbott of Belmont Abbey is a longtime acquaintance of Mother Teresa. He told the […]

Nun defends Mary of Magdala’s role as a respected disciple

MYRTLE BEACH — Mary of Magdala (Mary Magdalene) was a respected and powerful woman of her time, not a prostitute, according to St. Mary of Namur Sister Mary Thompson. Sister Thompson, an acknowledged Biblical scholar, visited St. Andrew Church on May 5 to present educational programs to parishioners. She holds a master’s degree in theology […]

Deacon Phil Grant went home again

PAWLEYS ISLAND — When the Deacon Philip M. Grant becomes a priest next June, he may be the oldest ever ordained for the Diocese of Charleston. In fact, he was too old to train for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, where he lived and worked for 18 years before entering the seminary in […]

Rock Hill church committing to evangelization efforts

ROCK HILL — When you’re a child in religious education, not all the teachings of the Catholic Church stick. Cynthia Gaither felt that way, so when the issue of deepening and sharing the Catholic faith was being discussed at a recent gathering at St. Mary Church she suggested that some of the Sunday adult education […]

People of lost Somali Bantu tribe to resettle in South Carolina

COLUMBIA — The New York Times called them Africa’s Lost Tribe. They are the most oppressed people on the planet. Ever since their ancestors were stolen from their homes and enslaved, they have been abused, beaten and downtrodden. They cannot read or write and don’t know English; they have few job skills. They are literally […]

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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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