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At annual meeting, St. Vincent de Paul Society told they ‘live the message’

COLUMBIA — The annual diocesan meeting for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul had a theme of “Let Us Set the Course to Another Year of Improved Service to the Poor.” The theme was supported in the general sessions, workshops and conference reporting/planning. In one of the Nov. 13 workshops, participants were able to […]

St. Joseph Residence at Carter-May Home dedicated

CHARLESTON — The building may have been finished, but the St. Joseph Residence at the Carter-May Home was not complete until it was blessed. Benefactors and supporters celebrated with Bishop Robert J. Baker and Dorothy Grillo, director of the Office of Social Ministry and coordinator of the project, at the special ceremony Nov. 6. Bishop […]

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 […]

Concert benefits Peruvian mission

COLUMBIA — Nineteen-year-old Gretchen Chardos has watched her parents, Hank and Sally — the executive directors of Birthright and HomeWorks of Columbia — generously work to help people in need. Now she has been able to put her own leadership skills and talents into action. The youth single-handedly organized a benefit concert for HomeWorks’ annual […]

Official Diocese of Charleston assignments

The following assignments have been made by Bishop Robert J. Baker: Effective Sept. 1:Rev. Venancio Amidar, administrator of St. Ann Parish, Holly Hill/Santee, and St. Mary – Our Lady of Hope Parish, Summerton/Manning;Rev. Michael T. Corrigan, administrator of St. Gerard, Aiken;Rev. Michael T. Corrigan, parochial vicar of St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken. Effective Sept. […]

Author Rychlak clears up misconceptions about Pope Pius XII

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Distinguished Catholic author Ronald Rychlak, law professor at Mississippi State University, spoke to a full house at Stella Maris Aug. 2. His critically acclaimed novel “Hitler, the War, and the Pope” attempts to clear up decades of misconceptions surrounding Pope Pius XII and reports of his alliance with the Nazi regime during […]

Father Chuck Snopek is on a mission

SPARTANBURG — Father Chuck Snopek came out of retirement about a year ago to take over the reins at Jesus, Our Risen Savior. Now he’s on a mission to restore the parish’s “primal innocence.” That’s the vibrant, energetic atmosphere that Father Snopek first felt here in 1986. He was a deacon back then, and spent […]

Lowcountry Deanery of SCCCW off to a steady start

HILTON HEAD — This year the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women responded to the voices of Catholic women in parishes from Colleton County and points south. It formed a Lowcountry Deanery, and Phyllis Atkins, a parishioner at St. Francis by the Sea, has taken the helm as its first president. Atkins, a resident of […]

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