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2004

Rally focuses on pain of abortion

CHARLESTON—Silent No More, a group of women and men who have experienced firsthand the physical and emotional pain of abortion, convened on the steps of the U.S. Customs House to tell their stories Sept. 18. With an estimated 43 million babies lost since the legalization of abortion 30 years ago, members of the group speak […]


Finding answers to society’s questions

Does the church have an answer to modern society’s questions regarding human rights, family life and other areas? Although the world is technologically advanced, it seems unable to answer the deeper questions of what a “person” is, of what a family is and, more recently, of what a marriage is. We seem unable to define […]


Cathedral to host Parish Ecumenical Training Workshop

CHARLESTON — “Understanding Baptists” and “The Interreligious Landscape of South Carolina” will be the topics of two talks at the 2004 Parish Ecumenical Training Workshop Oct. 22-23 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist parish hall. The conference is sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. The workshop will […]


Anonymous donor’s kindness makes Charleston Catholic renovations possible

CHARLESTON—Thanks to a donation of $1 million from a generous benefactor, Charleston Catholic School was able to make some much-needed changes for the start of the 2004-2005 school year. The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a friend of Bishop David Thompson, former bishop of the Diocese of Charles-ton. He made the decision to […]


Celebration brings Hispanics closer together

COLUMBIA — The pews at St. John Neumann Church were overflowing with Hispanic families and friends from across the state. People came in record numbers to attend the 2004 Hispanic Celebration that began with an outdoor procession before Mass and ended with food and festivities. The event was sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston. “Welcome […]


Sister Juliana Whitefield celebrates 50 years

GREENVILLE — Sister Juliana Whitefield, a Sister of St. Francis, went back to her roots earlier this month to celebrate what she calls “50 years of Franciscan joy.” Her golden jubilee date is Oct. 2. The sister was a junior high teacher and principal for 38 years at Catholic schools in and around Buffalo, N.Y., […]


Madrid says Catholics need the most evangelizing

GREENVILLE — A famed apologist for the Catholic faith came to St. Mary Church on Aug. 28 and made a bit of a stir with his unapologetic advice. Patrick Madrid told the crowds at two seminars on the theme of “Defending Your Faith” that no one needs evangelizing more than fallen-away Catholics. “We do not […]


Endowment for Catholic students created at The Citadel

CHARLESTON — When her husband of 35 years passed away in January, Karen DeMarco found a way to keep his fighting spirit alive. She created an endowed scholarship for Catholic students at his alma mater, The Citadel. “He wanted to be sure I did something for the Medical University and The Citadel,” she said. “He […]


In retirement, Bula dedicates time to parish community

PAWLEYS ISLAND — Simon “Si” Bula describes himself as a cradle Catholic. His story begins with a strong family that was grounded in faith and prayer. He was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., in 1939, the only son of Simon and Elizabeth Bula. His father worked in management, and his mother was a homemaker. His […]


Back from combat, Army sergeant wants to help Iraqi Christians

COLUMBIA — With the Oct. 16 bombings of five churches in Baghdad, Iraq, in the news, Sgt. First Class John W. Proctor’s desire to inform people about Christian persecution in that country has become more intense. This year Proctor returned from a hazardous tour of duty in Iraq with a new mission to urge American […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    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