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Teacher draws on art skills to share the faith

GARDEN CITY—Most people look at comic books as a fun way to escape reality. Andrew Thomas sees them as a way to save souls. Thomas teaches art and religion at St. Michael School in Garden City and is also studying for the permanent diaconate. He recently started his own Catholic comic book company, Bonaventure Comics […]



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Celebrating the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On her feast day, celebrations for Our Lady of Guadalupe took place in parishes around the state. At St. James the Younger in Conway, hundreds of Hispanic Catholics gathered to honor the Patroness of the Americas.    


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 […]


Catholic Charismatic Conference spotlights the merciful Christ

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Rituals, liturgy and theology mean nothing if Catholics don’t truly know the love of Jesus Christ. Father Richard McAlear of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate delivered that message to over 270 people from five states during his third appearance as keynote speaker at the annual Catholic Charismatic Conference Oct. 24-26 at Our Lady […]


Families bond at Scout Camporee

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 […]


Group is organizing to fight for freedom of religion

MYRTLE BEACH—Carol Jean Walters is on a mission to rally people around the importance of fighting for religious freedom. The former New Yorker has started local chapters of Catholics for Freedom of Religion. She first became involved in the grassroots group through her former parish, St. James in Setauket in the Diocese of Rockville Centre […]



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St. Joseph statue blessed at rosary celebration

The Ancient Order of Hibernians donated a statue of St. Joseph to the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina — Our Lady of Joyful Hope. The statue was placed in a grotto and was blessed at the diocese’s annual rosary celebration.



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