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Building begins for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School

MYRTLE BEACH—When St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School opens its doors in 2016, it will mark a crowning achievement for Catholic education in the state. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, who blessed the property during a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 7, said “with the opening of this school, Catholic education will be available for all ages […]

Bailey Hoover wins top spot in national/international essay contest

ROCK HILL—Bailey Hoover, 16, a junior at Rock Hill High School, placed second in the International Knights of Columbus 2015 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. She wrote her essay on “The Importance of Religious Freedom.” In her thesis, she stated that “the freedom of religion creates conditions for peace, it promotes positive societal development, and grants […]

Adventuresome Mabel Caron is proud of her WWII service

CHARLESTON—During the Depression, Mabel Caron’s family would pack picnic lunches and ride from Baltimore to nearby Annapolis to watch midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy march in formation. Those simple weekend trips planted a dream in little Mabel’s heart. She wanted to be part of the U.S. Navy. World War II gave her the chance. […]

Communities pitch in to help those in need

For more than a week, Brian Brown anxiously watched the waters of the rising Waccamaw River creep steadily higher through the Rosewood Estates subdivision in the Socastee community near Myrtle Beach. He ended up with more than a foot of water in his garage, but thankfully, the rest of the house his family has called […]

Life Chains link prayerful protesters across state

October is Respect Life month. Out of the many events designed to call awareness to a culture of life is the annual Life Chain. They will be held on Oct. 4 in most cities unless otherwise noted. Find one near you: AIKEN—118 Bypass (Rudy Mason Hwy.) at 183 Old Wagener Road, 2:50- 4 p.m.; Rhonda […]

St. Anne School sets precedents and new traditions

ROCK HILL—St. Anne is just two years away from having its first class of graduates and becoming the only school in the diocese to run from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade. The students who are part of this pioneering class are thrilled to be setting precedent and “coming up with the traditions of […]

Fort Mill Knights achieve fourth degree

FORT MILL – Three Knights from Knights of Columbus Council 10819 from Simpsonville, achieved their fourth degree on June 13. They are Billy Rodgers, Jim Schuler and Richard Espindola. They were part of the 42 fourth degree candidates from the Diocese of Charleston. To achieve the final degree, a Knight must progress through the guiding […]

St. Joseph is a model for men

FORT MILL—Becoming a better Catholic man involves a simple change of direction away from sin and the secular world and toward Christ. Hundreds heard that message at the second annual South Carolina Catholic Men’s Conference held March 7 at St. Philip Neri Church in Fort Mill. The event was sponsored by the South Carolina State […]

Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., dies at 88

Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., died March 26 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 68th year of her religious life. She was 88 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Sister Margaret Mary entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Philadelphia, and professed her […]

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