CHARLESTON—Barbara Martinez was just a baby when her mother bundled her up and fled the dictatorship of Fidel Castro in Cuba. The family crossed the ocean by boat, just as pilgrims did hundreds of years […]
In my last column I reflected on the meaning of an authentic Christian memorial. The early church adopted the belief that commemorating God’s life-giving actions in history involves an active re-presentation of those same events […]
COLUMBIA—Three men have started their summer as seminarians and will finish it up as deacons. S. Matthew Gray, William S. Hearne and David D. Nerbun were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Robert E. […]
COLUMBIA—In 1979, Doris Arvelo joined the faculty at St. Martin de Porres as the leader of the preschool program. Those Hampton Street classrooms became her professional and spiritual home for the next 30 years, as […]
GREENVILLE—Health care professionals, counselors and others interested in natural family planning will spend three days in the Upstate discussing developments in their fields, as well as cultural and moral trends affecting the family.
As economic depression continues to plague the state, the education system, both public and private, searches for ways to mitigate the consequences. It is glaringly obvious in the public school system, which analysts say are […]
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE—While many high school and college students spend their summer working, visiting the beach or just hanging out, the youth who are counselors at the diocesan Christian Leadership Institute take weeks of their vacation to […]
AIKEN—A recent trip to Rome in support of vocations may have been more successful than the organizers dared hope. They hoped the eight young men who went on the Father Kolbe Vocations Pilgrimage would come […]
WASHINGTON—For the past few months, young people have been hearing the message from school and government officials about eating better and exercising. Now, during the summer, they also are being advised to pick up a […]
GARDEN CITY—Father Raymond J. Carlo’s path to priesthood has been paved with challenges, faith and God’s grace. “I did not come to the priesthood in the usual way,” he said.