Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, is the Secretary for Education and Faith Formation at the Diocese of Charleston.
On a Saturday in mid-September, my religious community gathered at our motherhouse in Pennsylvania to celebrate the first profession of vows of one of our sisters. The “newbie,” as some might call her, has joined us […]
For some of us, it’s hard to imagine why the Catholic Extension Society still considers us mission territory. If our experience of Catholicism in South Carolina focuses on Charleston, Columbia, the Greenville-Simpsonville area or Beaufort County, […]
On a day between Independence Day and Bastille Day this summer, the Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet ran a crossword puzzle that incorporated a daunting reminder. As the squares filled in, the puzzle’s theme emerged: […]
Leah, the unloved wife of the Biblical Jacob, and Ruth, the Moabite widow who followed her mother-in-law to Bethlehem, never had a clue that they would change history. Both numbered among their descendants David, Solomon, […]
Twin young men, juniors at the University of Wisconsin, recently gained attention as American Ninja Warriors. One made it up the zany, curved wall and hit the button. That accomplishment gained considerable notice because of their […]