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Mary Shumpert has been counting her blessings for 100 years

BY TOMMY HOWARD THE CATHOLIC MISCELLANY GEORGETOWN—Mary Hughes Shumpert is a rarity in many ways. Born a Catholic in the deep South on Oct. 19, 1914, she has lived to see the start of her own new century, and she’s never broken a bone or had surgery. Among the few Catholic institutions in South Carolina […]


St. Jude marks 75 years

SUMTER—Cloudy, rainy skies and wintry temperatures couldn’t dampen the joy inside St. Jude Church on the first day of November. The small church on West Oakland Avenue was packed with people from near and far who came to celebrate the 75th anniversary of a Catholic community that has served as a beacon of hope and […]



Public square rosary

AIKEN—About 75 people from St. Gerard parish gathered to pray outdoors on Oct. 11 as part of the American Needs Fatima public square rosary. “We were very happy with our attendance and felt Our Lady was smil­ing down on us,” said Marge Glauser “It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience.


Clergy appreciation dinner

AIKEN—St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity hosted its 10th annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner Oct. 6 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Two hundred people celebrated Fathers Gregory Wilson, Art Dalu-pang, Hugo Ruiz, Jeffrey Kirby and Ernie Hepner (pictured with John Shea); and Deacons Bob Pierce and Pat Mongan. Val Cadarr spoke about how […]


Cardinal Newman gets pink

COLUMBIA—The Cardinal Newman varsity volleyball team and swim team did their part to support breast cancer awareness and research. The volleyball players participated in the 12th annual Dig Pink event hosted by Camden High School, which included a silent auction, a hair cutting station for Locks of Love, and more. The swimmers devoted their practice […]


Students compete for national merit scholarships

DIOCESE—The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named a number of students from the Diocese of Charleston as semi-finalists in its annual competition. National Merit Semifinalists rank in the top one percent of high school seniors while Commended Students rank in the top five percent. At Bishop England High School in Charleston, Thomas Hanahan, Elizabeth Blackwood […]


Thiry-seven instituted as acolytes

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of acolyte on 37 men studying for the permanent diaconate at a Mass on Sept. 20 in St. Peter Church. The men are projected to be ordained in 2016. Thirteen men were also instituted into the ministry of lector, they are projected to be ordained in 2017. Acolytes […]


Eucharistic conference focuses on the greatest gift

GREENVILLE—Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers uses a vivid image to show how the Eucharist reflects Christ’s unique bond with the faithful. “The drop of water added to the wine during Mass symbolizes how blood and water flowed out of Christ’s side when the Roman soldier, Longinus, pierced it after the crucifixion,” he said. “It also represents all […]


Scholars society hopes to fill a void on campus

COLUMBIA—A group of professors joined in worship and laid the groundwork for the new Bishop’s Society of Catholic Scholars on Aug. 23. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit for about 40 men and women at St. Joseph Church in Columbia, and then joined them in the parish life center for […]


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