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Programs address same-sex attraction

CHARLESTON — Two groups within the Diocese of Charleston are reaching out to assist persons with same-sex attraction. It is a difficult attraction to talk about. Many people in the church, both clergy and laity, are uncomfortable with the subject. Oftentimes, it is not spoken of and people with this attraction go neglected and unassisted […]

St. Thomas the Apostle, Holy Spirit dedicate shrines

CHARLESTON — Two important shrines were dedicated recently at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in North Charleston and Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island. Bishop Robert J. Baker was the celebrant for the two Masses dedicating the shrines. At St. Thomas, Filipino parishioners met for the dedication and inaugural blessing of the Santo Niño shrine, […]

A celebration of 40 years and divine graces for Holy Cross in Pickens

PICKENS — Parishioners at Holy Cross Church celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 11 with a solemn Mass and a spirited party. The pastor used the symbolism of the cross of Christ, the inspiration for the church’s name, to illustrate the meaning of their lives as a faith community. He called the cross a sacred and […]

Pope, bishop big hits with diocesan World Youth Day pilgrims

GREENVILLE — They came to meet their pope, and they discovered their bishop in the process. Nearly 40 Catholics from South Carolina joined hundreds of thousands of others who journeyed to Cologne, Germany, for World Youth Day Aug. 16-21. Most of the South Carolina pilgrims were teenagers; all of them were enthusiastic about their trip. […]

Lowcountry family finds its heritage in Sierra Leone

BY JEFF KIRBY NORTH CHARLESTON — What does an African-American Catholic family from North Charleston have in common with a predominantly Muslim, West African tribe of 700,000? In matters of history and spirituality, a lot. The connections between the Polite family of the Lowcountry and the Mende tribe of southern Sierra Leone converge in a […]

Lowcountry priests lauded on appreciation day

BY BROOKSI HUDSON DANIEL ISLAND — Catholics from the tri-county area met at Bishop England High School Sept. 1 to show their appreciation of Lowcountry clergy at the second annual Priest Appreciation reception. Twenty-five active and retired priests attended and were presented with a ceramic dish and handmade rosaries. Rob Fowler, chief meteorologist for News […]

Volunteers at Loris Family Clinic help farm workers stay well

BY TIM BULLARD LORIS — The Loris Family Clinic is a free clinic for seasonal farm workers and their families. It is a direct way in which the health of Hispanic seasonal farm workers and their families is being bettered through a partnership between Loris Healthcare System and Little River Medical Center. Dr. Luis D. […]

Msgr. Roth receives Channel 5 award

CHARLESTON — The local CBS affiliate television station honored Msgr. Joseph R. Roth, vicar general, recently. He was selected as a member of the Live 5 Hall of Fame, for people who contribute to their community. Bill Sharpe, anchorman, surprised Msgr. Roth with television cameras at the chancery offices, presented him with a special pin […]

The Catholic Church calls the faithful to be ‘at mission’

Want to become a missionary without leaving your home or office? People who donate to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith are only a few steps away from making a difference in their shared faith with someone on the other side of the world. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith provides […]

Bishop Baker authors two publications

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker achieved two publishing milestones this month with the release of his first pastoral letter, “The Redemption of Our Bodies,” and a book, “When Did We See You, Lord?” co-authored by Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Father Benedict Groeschel (Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2005). The pastoral letter gives an affectionate […]

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