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Diocesan schools show stewardship spirit, make giving a priority

CHARLESTON — Most people have the best intentions when it comes to giving, but find that old thief Time robs them of their intentions and pushes charity way to the bottom of the to-do list. Family, friends, work, running errands, paying bills, cleaning house, all seem to take precedence. Some of the schools in the […]

Cardinal Newman School takes action against flu outbreak

COLUMBIA — A flu-like illness that struck more than 20 percent of the student body caused Cardinal Newman School to shut down for a full day on Jan. 28. Principal Jacqualine Kas p r o w ski said the school buildings were disinfected and then reopened for normal hours on Jan. 29. Some students were […]

South Carolina Catholics fight for life

COLUMBIA — Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston are mobilizing against the possible passage of the Freedom of Choice Act, H.R. 1964, S. 1173. FOCA was first introduced in the U.S. House and Senate in January 2004, but never made it out of committee. As of Jan. 30, 2009, it had not been presented to […]

South Carolinians join thousands during national march

Pat Kern knew the 2009 National March for Life was going to be a big event when she first entered the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the afternoon of Jan. 21. It was 5 p.m., more than two hours before the annual vigil Mass for life, and the […]

Diocesan appeal funds core ministries, helps the needy

The Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal kicks off Jan. 31 with a message from the pulpit. All 60,000 registered Catholics are being asked to give as much as they can to help the annual fund-raising campaign that financially supports a number of ministries and organizations of the Diocese of Charleston. Last year, the BSA received $2.1 million […]

LARCUM seeks to honor Jesus’ request for his followers to become one

COLUMBIA — Catholics gathered at St. Peter Church with members of four other Christian denominations to celebrate their common belief in Christ and pray for greater Christian unity Jan. 25. The occasion was the 14th annual Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist, or LARCUM, Bishops’ Prayer Service.  The service is held annually during the […]

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