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Saying incarnate in the Creed reminds us of the precious gift of life

In my last article, I wrote that homoousios means like-being.  By this expression I intended “alike-being,” as in the same kind. The Father and the Son share in the same Godly, or divine being.  I also interchanged “Father” and “God,” as when I wrote that “Jesus is the Father.” Jesus is God; the Father and […]

Pro-life group succeeds in the Grand Strand

Garden City —Some people say the number 13 is unlucky, but not the volunteers at Birthright of Georgetown. That’s how many babies the group has saved from abortion in the past year.Birthright volunteer Mary Lou England and other partners of Grand Strand Citizens for Life told moving stories about their work during their annual conference […]

9-11 soldiers
Events will honor victims of terrorist attacks a decade ago

Memories of the World Trade Center collapsing, the Pentagon in flames, and a plane crashing into a field in Pennsylvania seem so fresh that it’s hard to believe the Sept. 11 attacks were a decade ago. On Sept. 11, 2001, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was serving at a parish on Long Island that lost seven […]

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Vocations launches new poster

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston has chosen as its vocations theme for the coming year the words of Mary from St. John’s Gospel: “Do whatever He tells you.” It will be printed on the new vocation posters, which will display an image of Mary holding the Christ Child along with pictures of all current seminarians.

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Faith-based program strengthens marriages

Can one weekend transform a marriage? Couples who have attended Worldwide Marriage Encounter say the answer is a resounding “Yes!” The faith-based program is designed to help couples improve and strengthen their marriage through better communication and understanding.

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Be prepared for hurricane season

South Carolinians are keeping a weather eye out for hurricanes now that we’ve had our first near miss of the season. And even though Hurricane Irene seems to be veering away from the Palmetto state, residents are still advised to have a disaster plan and supplies in place. The Diocese of Charleston can help with […]

Consubstantial with the Father

Editor’s Note: On the first Sunday of Advent 2011, Catholics will use a new translation of the Roman Missal. This column explains some of those changes. One word we will hear in the revised translation of the creed this Advent is “consubstantial.”  It sounds like the word transubstantiation, which we use to describe the doctrine […]

Mary Hood Hart
Christ bridged the distance of time and space

In the mail the other day, I received the most amazing document. It was a letter from my 20-year-old daughter. One and a half pages, handwritten, single-spaced on notebook paper; the letter was mailed from Maine, where Anna is working as a summer camp counselor.  As I read Anna’s letter, I was struck by how […]

Discuss the financial crisis with faith, pastor says

Nasty, partisan battles over raising the debt limit. The downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. Roller coaster stock markets with billions of dollars lost or gained daily.This economic news dominating the headlines for the past month has left many people nervous and worried about jobs and personal finances. Many say they are disgusted with Congress, […]

A student listens to the Sorting Hat at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia
Cardinal Newman sorting hat helps students adjust

COLUMBIA—Seventh graders recently received an introduction to Cardinal Newman School straight out of the pages of the popular “Harry Potter” series. On Aug. 16, they took part in a sorting ceremony to place them in the school’s house program, now in its third year. In J.K. Rowling’s Potter books, students at Hogwarts School rely on […]

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