TAYLORS—Prince of Peace School was recently named a 2014 Blue Ribbon School of excellence by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It is one of six schools in South Carolina, and one of 50 private schools in the nation to receive the honor. Michael Pennell, principal, will receive the award Nov. 10-11 in Washington, D.C.
GREENVILLE—W.C. Daniels has seen a lot of change in his 92 years. He remembers when black people and white people couldn’t worship together in Southern churches. He recalls when the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross in the front yard of his beloved St. Anthony of Padua Church. And he reluctantly recites all the labels […]
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 […]
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 […]
SALUDA—Andrew Stewart called upon his faith to help him through a walk across a 30-foot high ropes course at the annual Catholic Camporee. “I talked to God when I was out there,” the 12-year-old said with a laugh. Stewart and his group of Columbian Squires from Prince of Peace Church in Taylors joined more than […]
5 P.M. Rush hour is in full swing on Grove Road near the Gantt neighborhood of Greenville. Cars, trucks, and vans speed past the Greenville Women’s Clinic, the thrum of motors punctured a few times by wails of ambulance sirens and other emergency vehicles headed to a nearby hospital. On a small patch of earth […]
SPARTANBURG—Lanie Hudson shared a small, sacred moment with her mother each day during competition at the 2014 Miss South Carolina pageant. Mrs. Hudson took a treasured bottle of blessed water from the Holy Land and made the sign of the cross on her daughter’s forehead before she rushed out the door to rehearsals, preliminaries and […]
One of the main theologies of the Native American culture is that they are “spiritual beings in human form given the gift of life”. They use drums and dancing to celebrate that life and their heritage.
GREENVILLE—Temperatures soaring into the 90s couldn’t keep people from taking their faith out in the open at the Diocese of Charleston’s third annual Fortnight for Freedom kickoff on June 21. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass for more than 500 people in St. Mary School’s gymnasium, then led a eucharistic procession down a nearby street […]