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2008

Students discuss impact of abortion on black community

COLUMBIA — Students from two University of South Carolina groups met with representatives of the Diocese of Charleston Oct. 13 to discuss the devastating impact of abortion on people in the black community. About 50 members of University of South Carolina Students for Life and the student branch of the NAACP heard a presentation by […]


Sister M. Pierre Newman, SSND, filled her life with diverse service

BALTIMORE — Sister M. Pierre Newman, a School Sister of Notre Dame who worked in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., died Oct. 13 at the age of 89.Sister Pierre donated her body to science, according to a press release, and a memorial Mass was celebrated on Oct. 17 at Villa Assumpta motherhouse.Sister Pierre was born […]


Catholic Scouting Camporee welcomes girls this year

COLUMBIA — Catholic Boy and Girl Scouts attended the fourth annual Catholic Scouting Camporee, held Oct. 17-19 at Weston Lake near Fort Jackson. The three-day event included opportunities for Scouts to pray and worship together, take part in competitions and outdoor activities, and work on earning special merit badges for Catholic Scouts. The Scouts represented […]


Black Catholics celebrate ‘spirituality of action’

ROCK HILL — Finding the special vocation God has in store for every person was the central focus of the 2008 Diocese of Charles ton Black Catholic Heritage Celebration, held Oct. 17-18 at St. Mary Church in Rock Hill.  The theme for this year’s event was “Called to Holiness: Living a Spirituality of Action.” The […]


Knights honor James Wells at exemplification ceremony

CHARLESTON — The fourth degree Knights of Columbus celebrated their 56th Exemplification at the Church of the Nativity on Oct. 11. Each year one Knight  is selected to be honored at the exemplification. This year, James Wells was honored for his service to the fraternal organization. The event began with a Mass and was followed […]


Lowcountry youth bask in the light at Antioch Retreat

BLUFFTON — During a  typical weekend in autumn, most teens can be found at high school football games,  sleeping, at the beach, or surfing the net.The weekend of Oct. 10-12 found more than 20 Lowcountry youth from four area parishes at the Running W Ranch in Bluffton for the first Antioch Retreat.The theme  was “Marvelous […]


Catholic Christian booth is a blue ribbon hit at the fair

COLUMBIA — The S.C. State Fair is not a place most people would expect to find the faithful handing out rosaries and St. Michael prayer cards beneath a portrait of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Each year, dedicated volunteers staff the Catholic Christian booth in the fair’s Hampton Building for 10 days from early morning […]


Five truths on the Virgin Mary: Virginity as a sign of perfection

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of a five-part series of columns Father Jeffrey Kirby is writing for the month of October, which is dedicated to Mary and the rosary. Fourth Truth:  We stand before God with empty hands.Awhile back, the topic of the perpetual virginity of Mary came up in a conversation with a […]


Mexican order serves spiritual needs in Pee Dee

Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a series on religious orders serving in the Diocese of Charleston.  CONWAY — Las Hermanas del Corazon de Jesus Sacramentado, known in English as the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, came to the Diocese of Charleston in the year 2000.Some would say it was divine […]


Msgr. Laughlin urges voters to choose life

Today and always, the United States of America, a republic, finds its most noble expression and sentiment in the Constitution of the United States and in the Bill of Rights. These doc u ments, an expression of government for the people and by the people, protect the dignity and freedom of each and every citizen […]


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