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Sister Alma Marie Learner enters Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

NASHVILLE – Nine young women professed the simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, on July 28. Among those who made their first profession was Sister Alma Marie Learner, a former parishioner of St. Peter Church in Columbia, S.C. Sister Alma Marie is the daughter of Max and […]


On Fire with Faith, Hispanic ministry promote evangelization

COLUMBIA—As the heat index in the Midlands climbed into the triple digits, hundreds of people sought to ignite a fire of a different kind inside the Columbia Metropolitan Conven­tion Center on Aug. 13. The On Fire with Faith and His­panic Ministry conferences were held there at the same time, and more than 800 people turned […]


Tribunal’s new judicial vicar seeks justice with mercy

CHARLESTON—Ever since his days as a seminarian, Father C. Thomas Miles has had a love and respect for canon law. He has studied it and helped many people understand it through his work with the diocesan tribunal, or the Church’s court. As of July 18, his knowledge of the law opened a new door as […]


Baby bottle collection garners over $27,000 from 17 churches

COLUMBIA – Birthright of Columbia reported that more than $27,000 was collected during the Birthright Baby Bottle Campaign. The  bottles were distributed in 17 area churches extending as far as Camden. The funds will be used to assist pregnant girls and women who contact Birthright for help.


The Diocese of Charleston Non-Discriminatory School Policy notice

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston admit qualified students of any race, color, national origin, sex, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the schools. The schools in the Diocese of Charleston do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national […]



Ancient Order of Hibernians donate to five schools in the Midlands

COLUMBIA—Jim Lawracy, of the An­cient Order of Hibernians Richland County Division 1, presented Jacqua­line Kasprowski, principal of Car­dinal Newman School, with a check for $300. Each year, the Richland County division provides donations to Catholic schools in Columbia for their scholarship funds. The total this year was $1,700.


Revive.fm establishes third radio station in Spanish

CAMDEN—A wooden desk in a church office building is the newest site for Spanish-language Catholic radio in South Carolina. The desk holds a laptop computer, a small mixing board, and a few microphones. This is all volun­teers need to spread the Gospel to the Spanish-speaking community around the state. This small studio at Our Lady […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $240,000 in Grants

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $240,000 to six strategic grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. The Foundation’s mission to address generational poverty focuses on three broad categories of health, education and social services. The six recently awarded grantees are: Anderson Interfaith Ministries: AIM’s mission is to connect people with support, […]


Stained glass window to feature image of St. Kateri

GREENVILLE—A stained-glass window depicting the first Native American saint will soon have a new home at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Father Dwight Longenecker, pastor, shared the news during the Feast Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Father Longenecker said his par­ish is bringing the stained glass from its former home at the decom­missioned St. […]


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