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‘Fire at the Beach’ encourages Catholics to evangelize

MYRTLE BEACH — Bishop Robert J. Baker urged South Carolina Catholics to rededicate themselves to evangelization because it is “the essential mission of the church.” He spoke at “Fire at the Beach,” the Diocese of Charleston’s official conclusion of the Disciples in Mission program and the Year of the Eucharist. More than 500 people attended […]

Catholic teachers welcome Sister Julia Hutchison as superintendent

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The Diocese of Charleston’s teacher in-service meeting on Sept. 9 was like a huge pep rally where teachers, staff, and administrators left feeling proud to be part of Catholic education. That enthusiasm was shared by their new superintendent of Catholic Schools, Sister Julia Hutchison, a School Sister of Notre Dame. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poor Clare Sister Beha celebrates 60 years of working for the Lord

BY BROOKSI HUDSON GREENVILLE — Poor Clare Sister Marie Beha was honored on her 60th jubilee with a special Mass and reception at the convent Aug. 2. Father Thomas Vigliotta, OFM, celebrated Mass, and 40 guests celebrated with Sister Beha, including one of her former college students. Sister Beha has been a part of the […]

Church group offers support for divorced people

BY BROOKSI HUDSON MOUNT PLEASANT — As the national divorce rate rises, Catholics are finding that they are not immune to the epidemic. To meet the needs of those wrestling with the idea or reality of divorce, Christ Our King Church offers much-needed support. Following a painful divorce in 1998, Mary Svendsen, a clinical psychologist […]

Diocese launches ‘Our Heritage, Our Hope’ capital campaign

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker today asked Catholics to actively support their faith when he launched “Our Heritage, Our Hope,” a campaign to raise $32,000,000 for ministries and projects throughout the state of South Carolina. During a press conference, Bishop Baker released a statement asking Catholics to help take responsibility for the campaign’s financial […]

State Fair booth evangelizes thousands

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Volunteers from around the state are mustering support for the Catholic booth that provides information on the faith to people attending the annual State Fair. The Catholic booth can be found in the Hampton Building at the fairgrounds from Oct. 6-16. Volunteers work the booth day and night. They are […]

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    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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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