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2010

Bishops confess sins of racism at dialogue

WHITE OAK, S.C. — The Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist (LARCUM) bishops in South Carolina issued a statement today confessing guilt and seeking forgiveness for the sins of racism following a two-day dialogue on race relations. The bishops, whose memberships total 466,684 in the state, also announced that their annual service for Christian […]


Celebrating 50 years: Msgr. Simonin

The Miscellany profiles the three priests who will celebrate this year the 50th anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood: Rev. Jerome C. Powers, Rev. Msgr. J. Fleming McManus and Rev. Msgr. John A. Simonin By JOANNE COMAR Rev. Msgr. John A. Simonin Msgr. John Anthony Simonin’s 50 years of priesthood represent not only caring […]


Celebrating 50 years: Father Powers

The Miscellany profiles the three priests who will celebrate this year the 50th anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood: Rev. Jerome C. Powers, Rev. Msgr. J. Fleming McManus and Rev. Msgr. John A. Simonin Rev. Jerome C. Powers In March, Pope John Paul urged priests to say the words of the consecration as if […]


Celebrating 50 years: Msgr. McManus

The Miscellany profiles the three priests who will celebrate this year the 50th anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood: Rev. Jerome C. Powers, Rev. Msgr. J. Fleming McManus and Rev. Msgr. John A. Simonin Rev. Msgr. J. Fleming McManus Msgr. J. Fleming McManus was ready to be ordained when he was too young to […]


SCCCW installs Szymanksi as new Midlands president

By PAUL A. BARRA CHAPIN – Monica O. Szymanski, mother and an active member of the faith community of Our Lady of the Lake, has been elected president of the Columbia Deanery of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women. She has served the SCCCW in various capacities since moving with her family to South […]


‘Enthusiasm’ translated into Spanish

CHARLESTON – Experiencing “Enthusiasm for the Faith” will be a more natural process for Spanish-speaking Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston now that the Synod Implementation document has been reprinted in that language. Sister Susan Schorsten, director of Social Ministries, said that there are approximately 30,000 residents in South Carolina who are of Hispanic origin […]


First cluster liturgy may be a prelude to the future

RICHBURG – Pentecost is a major celebration for Catholics in Chester and Lancaster counties every year, but the 1997 liturgy was special even so. More than 400 parishioners of St. Michael in Great Falls, St. Joseph in Chester and St. Catherine in Lancaster met together to worship as a cluster. Parish representatives from clusters have […]


School profile: Building community at St. Anne School

By KATHY WINDSOR ROCK HILL — Ask any parent at St. Anne School in Rock Hill and they will tell you it’s not just great religious training and academics that makes the school special. Students get a course in the Christian community 101. Since its beginnings in the early 1950s, St. Anne School has nurtured […]



Girls should play it smart

By MARY HOOD HART In 1992, the American Association of University Women released a study indicating that girls are being shortchanged in schools across America. The study reported that teachers were more inclined to call upon boys to respond to questions and girls were not encouraged as often as boys to pursue excellence in math […]


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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