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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 […]

Sharing the Good News with mentally disabled adults

SUMMERVILLE — Dolores Wilson stood in front of 20 people at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church hall recently and taught them a series of gestures to mirror the words of a simple prayer in song.  This, she said, appeals most to the adults with mental disabilities that she works with as director of Bethlehem […]

Get ready to light a Fire at the Beach Sept. 14-15

CHARLESTON — Catholics will be able to stoke the flames of their faith during the Fire at the Beach celebration in Myrtle Beach Sept. 14-15. The two-day gathering will be a wonderful opportunity to bring Catholics together and ignite a fire in them so they may go forth and evangelize, according to Father Ronald R. […]

Knights hold 86th annual convention

COLUMBIA — Jacquin Barredo received the top prize of the year at the 86th annual Knights of Columbus state convention held at the Clarion Hotel May 4-6. Barredo, of Council 6726 in Hanahan, received the Golden Knight of the Year Award. According to the minutes of the convention, over 200 Knights and their guests gathered […]

National men’s conference is June 9

TAYLORS — Catholic men are invited to  the Upstate June 9 for a conference that organizers say will offer a memorable spiritual experience and motivation to live the Catholic faith. The National Catholic Men’s Conference will begin at 8 a.m. June 9 in the parish hall at Prince of Peace Church, Taylors. It is being […]

Church still challenged to deal with clerical abuse of minors

Editor’s Note: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, the Committee on Communication and the National Review Board will mark the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People this year. The Catholic Miscellany will run a 10-week […]

Deacons called to share Christ’s love de

JOHNS ISLAND — Twenty-two men were given a mission to share God’s love through their work in the permanent diaconate on May 19. During their ordination  at Holy Spirit Church, Bishop Robert J. Baker thanked the men and their wives for stepping forward in service to the church. He also spoke to them about the […]

Church members plan working vacation in Honduras

CONWAY — Some members of St. James Church are taking a very different kind of summer vacation this year. On June 11, Father Frederick LaBrecque and 21 of his parishioners will leave for a 10-day trip to Mission Honduras, a network of orphanages and schools founded in 1970 by Franciscan Father Emil Cook. The mission […]

Immigration woes for foreign clergy

ABBEVILLE — Father Allam Marreddy, administrator of Sacred Heart Church, has to deal with more than the usual concerns of a parish priest these days. Like some other clergy across the United States, he suddenly has to face worries about his immigration status. Father Marreddy, whose home diocese is in India, is one of dozens […]

Youth ministries directors’ retreat recharges the spirit

SEABROOK ISLAND — Youth ministries directors from across the state relaxed and recharged at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island during a retreat May 15-17. Mike Patin, a nationally renowned speaker from Lafayette, La., was the retreat leader. He said he was under orders to keep the workload to a minimum so participants could let […]

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