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2006

A Pastoral Invitation to Catholics of South Carolina

In September of 1999, I was ordained and installed as the Twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. In the six years since that occasion, I have had the blessed opportunity to travel throughout our diocese, meet thousands of our diocesan families, and witness the strength of faith of the Catholic people of South Carolina. […]


Prince of Peace is fifth parish to offer perpetual adoration

TAYLORS — The parishioners of Prince of Peace Church ended a Forty Hours devotion on Dec. 14 and began a new ministry at the same time. The Upstate parish became the fifth in the Diocese of Charleston to offer perpetual adoration. “Perpetual adoration is a great thing,” said Deacon Gary Walczak. “It shows the devotion […]


Christ Our King stands out in academics and religion

MOUNT PLEASANT — As Sister Stella Maris Craven celebrates her 26th year as principal of Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, she is proud of how far the school has come over the past two decades. When Sister Craven first came to the school in 1980, there were 300 students enrolled and the school building dated […]


Father Philip Grant dies at 65

CHARLESTON — Father Philip Grant, the parochial vicar at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist known for his thoughtful homilies, died Dec. 30 at age 65. The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 3 at the Cathedral. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Father Grant was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Boston, Mass., a son […]


Cathedral girls choir sings praises of Pueri Cantores event

CHARLESTON — The members of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist’s girls choir participated in a life-changing event when they sang at the International Congress of Pueri Cantores in Rome Dec. 28-Jan. 1. Pueri Cantores was formed in 1965 to encourage liturgical music by children. The girls choir, directed by Mark Thomas, rubbed shoulders […]


Terri Schiavo’s sister urges marchers to protect all life

COLUMBIA — Each year since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, South Carolinians have marched to the steps of the Statehouse to proclaim their love for life and their right to protect it. This year more than 1,000 people marched down Gervais Street for the Stand Up for Life rally Jan. […]


LARCUM Prayer Service Jan. 29

CHARLESTON — South Carolina Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics and United Methodists (LARCUM) will gather for an ecumenical prayer service at 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 45 Moultrie St. The public is invited to attend the service and the reception that will follow in the social hall. Bishop David A. Donges, S.C. […]


St. Anne School combines academic challenge with spiritual development

ROCK HILL — Ask Principal Susie Hinton what makes St. Anne School special, and she is quick with an answer. “I would say it’s the most loving, nurturing, caring school,” Hinton says. “I have never been in an environment where I’ve had the kind of parent support we have here, and outstanding teachers who really […]


St. Peter School is dedicated to prayer and giving

COLUMBIA — At St. Peter School, the arts have become a vibrant part of the daily educational experience. In the past year, St. Peter has become a laboratory school for the University of South Carolina’s School of Music Education and also for the USC Department of Dance. Graduate students from USC are offering classes in […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    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
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    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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