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Teenagers are called to attend a pilgrimage to honor St. Paul

CHARLESTON — Youths in grades six through twelve from across the state are invited to attend the Pauline Year Teen Pilgrimage Nov. 22 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. This is not your parents’ seminar with a lot of sitting and listening to speakers all day. The pilgrimage will be filled with activity, […]

Bernardin lecture series to focus on the challenge of Latinos to the church

COLUMBIA — The growing Latino population, largely Catholic, and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the Catholic Church in the United States will be the subject of the annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture on Oct. 22 at the University of South Carolina.Ana Maria Diaz-Stevens, Ph.D., professor of church and society at Union Theological Seminary […]

Statewide Life Chains form silent witness

SPARTANBURG — Forty Days for Life is the umbrella campaign in South Carolina and elsewhere that gathers and concentrates efforts to promote pro-life causes. A centerpiece of the campaign is the annual Life Chain.The idea of Life Chain is for pro-life people of all faiths to stand in silent witness alongside major roads for one […]

Joseph Gubeli is serious about promoting the Knights

SUMMERVILLE — Joseph Gubeli’s decades of service with the Knights of Columbus were rewarded in July when he was installed as the state deputy of the Catholic fraternal men’s organization in South Carolina. It is the highest office in the state. Gubeli, 71, first joined the Knights in 1957 when he was stationed in San […]

Grieving parents find comfort in special Mass

COLUMBIA — Luanne Malkasian lost her 19-year-old daughter Anne to leukemia more than 20 years ago. On Oct. 4, the Columbia resident said she felt a renewed connection with her daughter after attending a special Mass held at St. Peter Church. The first “Remembering Our Children” Mass drew more than 50 people who were honoring […]

Christian Jewish Council to host pre-election program Nov. 2

CHARLESTON — The Christian Jewish Council of Greater Charleston will sponsor “The Changing Influence in Politics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” a panel discussion based on the upcoming presidential election. The program will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Congregation Brith Sholom Beth Israel, 182 Rutledge Ave.A panel will address various issues, past […]

Register now for Black Catholic Heritage Celebration Oct. 17-18

ROCK HILL — The Diocese of Charleston’s Black Catholic Heritage Celebration 2008 will be held at St. Mary Church Oct. 17-18.This year’s theme is “Christian Vocations: A Call to Service,” and the deadline for registration is Oct. 10.Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, the auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, will be the keynote speaker and homilist.At the […]

Five truths on the Virgin Mary: The first to be saved

Editor’s Note: This is the third 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. Third truth: God’s Dwelling Place will be holy.Several years ago, I was invited to a social function. I misunderstood how formal the event was, and […]

Catholic Schools celebrate life, students learn to live their faith

SOUTH CAROLINA — Respect Life Month in October can seem like a very grown-up concept. After all, it tackles weighty topics including abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty. These are hardly subjects that teachers want to discuss with their students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Still, Catholic schools are compelled, along with the rest of […]

Roe v. Wade decision created a perpetual open hunting season for human life

Many people who came across the following story probably  found it somewhat amusing but most likely also considered it unfortunate. A Sunday school teacher asked each pupil in the class to name one thing most dear to them. These were to be listed on the board and the class would conclude by praying for these […]

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