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2007

New flagpole for Spartanburg church

SPARTANBURG — One of the first things that Father Mike Polewczak noticed when he became administrator of Jesus Our Risen Savior Church last year was that the church had no flagpole, despite the fact that the campus sits on a main thoroughfare. After the parish completed a major parking lot renovation recently, some parishioners and […]


Men’s conference focuses on values, virtues

TAYLORS — More than 450 men from as far away as the Pacific Northwest spent June 9 in the Upstate learning how to live more vital lives as Catholic men, husbands and fathers. The National Catholic Men’s Conference took place at Prince of Peace Church as men and older youth prayed together, went to confession, […]


Charleston Catholic, Echo House come together in prayer

NORTH CHARLESTON — Second graders and senior citizens swapped stories and sang hymns in a long-awaited face-to-face gathering at Echo House recently. Each year, students from Charleston Catholic exchange names and photos with a prayer partner at the center, which is a social service program sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston that provides a variety […]


Lowcountry pregnancy center helps mothers and babies stay healthy

HILTON HEAD — Dr. Vera Bailey has outlasted the typical pregnancy center director. She said they usually remain on the job three to five years but she attributes her staying power to a passion to have more healthy mothers and babies in a state that has poor premature birth statistics. “It’s a ministry of the […]


In a time of crisis, RCIA members are there

MOUNT PLEASANT — Andie Dougherty was living the happiest year of her life. She passed her CPA exam, her husband Tom took a new job that allowed him to spend more time with his growing family and their first child was on the way. Nobody saw the gathering clouds. Tom was in the delivery room […]


Working toward a determined vocation

CHARLESTON — On July 27, six men will be ordained to the priesthood for service in ministry to the Diocese of Charleston. It is the largest group to be ordained at the same time since 1956. In that year, Bishop William T. Russell ordained nine priests, six of whom were diocesan and three were for […]


A fond farewell to Brother Tony

NORTH CHARLESTON — Parishioners and staff at St. John Church in North Charleston will be saying goodbye to a dear friend at the end of the summer. Brother Leonard Quinn, CFC, known as Brother Tony because his sacramental name is Antonio, will be leaving in August after nearly 11 years of service. He has been […]


Saying hello and goodbye at Catholic Charities

CHARLESTON — Diane Bullard, a compassionate and tireless advocate for people in need in the Pee Dee area, is moving up — to North Carolina. Bullard, regional coordinator of Catholic Charities for the Pee Dee Deanery, is leaving for a job coordinating social services for the Piedmont-Triad region of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. She […]


The makings of a good father

Editor’s note:  Six seminarians will be ordained for the Diocese of Charleston on July 27. This is the second profile in a series The Catholic Miscellany will run on each deacon in the upcoming weeks. CHARLESTON — If the recommendations of his adult children are any indication of his future as a priest, Deacon Timothy […]


Child sexual abuse in the United States: Problems, progress

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a 10-week series marking the fifth anniversary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The articles look at a variety of related issues, from strategies in place to prevent and identify child sexual abuse to the growth of […]


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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
    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