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Why was ‘Yahweh’ dropped?

Q: Why has the Catholic Church dropped “Yahweh” from its hymns, such as in “You Are Near”? (Garden City, SC) A: Yes, I think we were all a little caught off guard in 2008 when the Vatican issued the instruction asking that “Yahweh” be removed from hymns and songs. We had all gotten used to […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 25

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The Lumen Gentium reads “Predestined from eternity by that decree of divine providence, which determined the incarnation of the Word to be the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin was on this earth the virgin Mother of the Redeemer, and […]


Blessed are the homeless

One of the most interesting and even amusing contacts I’ve had with a homeless person took place at Penn Station in New York City a few years back. I was there way ahead of time for a 6 a.m. train to Savannah and decided that breakfast sounded like a good idea. On the concourse were […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 24

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. In Mary, the model of the Christian life, we contemplate the glory God promises to those who respond to His call. As St. Bernard writes “Following her, you will never lose your way; imploring her, you will never know despair; […]


Agape Latte program provides spiritual sustenance with dessert

COLUMBIA—The media center at Cardinal Newman School took on the air of a spiritual coffeehouse on May 9. About 100 students crowded in, sat around the room, and enjoyed dessert and drinks while two people performed on guitar and ukelele. Cardinal Newman alumni Jeff Armbruster spoke about the importance of stewardship and other themes from […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 23

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Like the Apostles, Mary spend most of her time following her Son step by step in her pilgrimage of faith. The Apostles came to know her as their Queen and Mother, because they recognized her virtues, her sanctity; they knew […]


Take the ‘Boll Weevil Express’ to the Church of the Infant Jesus

MARION—When George Magera moved to Marion County in 1950, the U.S. Navy veteran of World War II soon discovered it was going to be a major challenge to practice his faith. Magera, who worked in Mullins, found there was no Catholic Church in Marion County. Instead, he had to take a bus on Sunday mornings […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 22

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. St. Bernard of Clairvaux writes, “Let us honor the Virgin Mary for the purity of her body, the holiness of her life. Let us marvel at her fruitful virginity, and venerate her divine Son. Let us extol her freedom from […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 21

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. During the Annunciation, the meaning of the Christian vocation is revealed. The response of Mary to the Angel Gabriel shows us how to live our lives, by saying “Yes” to our Lord and by believing that nothing is impossible with […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 20

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a lift of hope for the human race, who were created by God for more than just death. Like Mary, we are created in the image and likeness of the Father and are […]


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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    7:30 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    7:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
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    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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