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2005

Bishop says Vatican document is ‘timely and necessary’

Editor’s note: On Nov. 29, Bishop Robert J. Baker released the following statement in response to the Vatican document on the issue of homosexuality and the ordination of priests. The document released today by the Holy See, entitled “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with Regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in […]


College scholarship for Catholic students to honor Father Buchanan

CHARLESTON — Catholic students who would like to attend the College of Charleston will have a new source of funding if the support for a scholarship comes through. Father Jeffrey Kendall hopes to initiate an endowed scholarship at the college in memory of the late Father Scott Buchanan. Father Buchanan was a history graduate of […]


Capital campaign pledges top $4 million

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston’s $32 million capital campaign is off to an impressive start, according to Matt Dwyer of Guidance In Giving, Inc., the firm hired to conduct the effort. For the past 12 weeks, 17 parishes and missions have been involved in the largest fund-raising campaign the diocese has ever undertaken, according […]


Our Lady of Hope Church dedicated

MANNING — Two years ago Bishop Robert J. Baker dedicated the Diocese of Charleston to Our Lady of Joyful Hope. On Dec. 7 he dedicated Manning’s new church to Our Lady of Hope. In his homily Bishop Baker tied the meaning of the feast of the Immaculate Conception to the devotion to Our Lady of […]



‘One love unites us’ at Guadalupe festival

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — The parish of St. John of the Cross had to rent a huge catering hall for its ninth annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration on Dec. 11. Nearly 800 people gathered for the fiesta. “This is the first year we’ve had it indoors,” said parishioner Joan Tworzyanski. “We used to have […]


Joshua Myers: Overcoming the predictions

BY LAURA PFIZENMEYER YORK — If miracles are defined as living testaments to the power of faith, hope and love, Joshua Myers is one. This year the 17-year-old became an Eagle Scout, played football for the Clover High Eagles and served as a commentator at Mass — accomplishments that he should never have been able […]


Hermits called to a life of prayer and solitude

BY NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — After 80 years and six children, Doris Hadden settled into a new life. She’s a hermit. But she doesn’t live in the woods. Hadden took public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience last year before Bishop Robert J. Baker. A lay Carmelite since 1956, she always felt her spiritual life […]


Evangelization of America will change the world, conference speaker says

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The Holy Spirit and the evangelization of the American culture will be the key to changing the world, Paulist Father Bruce Nieli told the crowd at the 2005 South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference. The priest brought his experience, his sense of humor, and his love for the Catholic Church to […]


In the Peruvian Mission, ‘We do what we can, with what we’ve got’

BY TAYLOR SMITH GREENVILLE — Mary Helen Ragland and I travelled to Peru this summer, spending 14 days in a large parish north of Lima, located on the equator. The pastor of this massive parish, Msgr. Donald Gorski, was our pastor at St. Mary Church in Greenville for seven years, and is now a missionary […]


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    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
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    Mar 24All Day Parent-Teacher Conferences
    From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
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    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
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    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
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    All Day Report Cards- Parent/Teacher Conferences
    From the Calendar of Nativity Charleston