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St. Martin de Porres is filled with shining stars

COLUMBIA — The following information about  St. Martin de Porres School was provided by Sister Roberta Fulton, SSMN, principal. History: St. Martin de Porres began with a small group of African-American Catholics who wanted a desegregated place of worship. Bishop Emmet M. Walsh contacted the Dominican fathers in New York and they sent Father Weiland […]

Chrism Mass a time of renewal

CHARLESTON — Christian life is a series of new beginnings, according to Father Andrew Apostoli, and those renewals can be seen during Advent, Christmas, confession or the beginning of a new church year. Father Apostoli was the homilist for the annual chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist held March 18. He […]

Evangelization conceives new life

Editor’s note: Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, P.A., the administrator of the Diocese of Charleston, is writing a series of letters — on conscience, love, marriage and family life — for South Carolina Catholics. To all priests, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Charleston: During the Easter season we rejoice in God’s gift of his […]

Cardinal Newman is looking at another site for its campus

COLUMBIA — Officials at Cardinal Newman School cancelled plans to purchase property off Farrow Road in Columbia to use for a new campus. They are now looking at land near Alpine Road. Jacqualine Kasprowski, principal at Cardinal Newman, made the announcement at a fund-raising auction March 15 and mailed letters of intent to parents. In […]

‘Now is the Son of man glorified’

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! “Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified” (Jn 13:31). Within the readings for Holy Saturday in the Liturgy of the Hours, there is a passage from an ancient homily. “God has died in the flesh and all Hell trembles with fear,” the homilist says. “He has […]

Ursuline Sisters will celebrate 150 years in Columbia on April 13

COLUMBIA — The Ursuline Sisters have a long and rich history in South Carolina’s capital city, one that spans the Civil War, Reconstruction and the rapid changes Columbia has experienced in recent decades. The Sisters will celebrate 150 years in Columbia with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. April 13 at Cardinal Newman High School followed […]

Spring break at St. Ann Outreach

KINGSTREE — St. Ann Catholic Outreach Center hosted six college students and a chaperone from Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., during their spring break March 1-7. The center has offered a week of prayer and community service for college students for the past eight years.  The Madonna students were welcomed at the Sunday Liturgy at […]

Hall elected to foundation

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has elected Kevin A. Hall as president of the board of trustees, effective March 2008. Hall, who has served on the board since 2002, succeeds former president John Boudreaux. Hall is a partner of Nelson, Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP practicing in Columbia. He is […]

Eight truths every Catholic should know

Editor’s note: This is the last of a series of columns Father Jeff Kirby has written for Lent. Eighth truth: Christian prayer. We have a lot of different definitions of prayer in our society. In a world dominated by a consumer spirit, it shouldn’t surprise us that many of these definitions are about what we […]

Youths discover how to ‘get lost in Christ’ at annual conference

WHITE OAK — Sometimes getting lost can be a good thing. At least that’s what teens learned at the 18th annual Diocese of Charleston Catholic Youth Conference held March 7-9 at the White Oak Conference Center. The conference theme was “Get Lost in Christ,” and activities throughout the weekend stressed the importance of putting the […]

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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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate