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Ground broken for new facilities

Ground broken for new facilities HILTON HEAD ISLAND A groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the educational facilities at St. Francis by the Sea School took place Oct. 25. Bishop David B. Thompson was joined by Father Michael McCafferty and Father Donald Grady of St. Francis, Father Edmund McCaffrey of Holy Family, and Father Gregory […]


Principal creates strong foundation in faith

By NANCY CZABALA JAMES ISLAND — The Thursday before Thanksgiving each year is “National Day of Appreciation for Catholic School Principals,” sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Since principals are not only responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, but also for planning, budgeting, attending meetings, visiting sick students and parents, listening […]


Gathering inspires journalists to meet readers’ needs

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON The Diocese of Charleston hosted the Southern Regional Catholic Press Association Meeting last week, with several notable speakers advising members of the Catholic press how to better serve their readers. The meeting began Oct. 29 with a liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at which Bishop David B. […]


Pride shines bright at Blessed Sacrament

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — “When I first came to Blessed Sacrament, I received a pleasant surprise. I discovered a strong sense of pride, not just among the children and faculty, but with the families,” said Sister Linda Marie Bolinski, principal of Blessed Sacrament since 1989. The faculty at Blessed Sacrament works hard to get […]


Brahm’s Requiem at Mepkin: The perfect combination

By PAUL A. BARRA MONCKS CORNER The All Souls Day performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem was another in a long line of artistic successes at Mepkin Abbey. The Trappist monks had to turn down dozens of ticket requests for the Nov. 2 concert. Abbot Francis Kline attributed the sellout to the popularity of Brahms, but […]


CHD collection helps those who help themselves

CHARLESTON — What do a network of day-care centers in Oakland, Calif., a program supporting farmers in Iowa, and a worker-owned sewing cooperative in Albuquerque have in common? They all originated from the cope of concerned individuals and seed money from the Campaign for Human Development. CHD was established in 1970 to give life to […]


A journey rooted in faith and celebrated in song

Bishop David B. Thompson, the Cathedral Choir and more than 180 pilgrims from across South Carolina recently made a spiritual journey to the heart of the faith By JULIE DOWNS ROME, Italy – Finding inspiration in art, in prayer and in song, pilgrims Church of Charleston were occasionally exhausted, but ultimately uplifted on a recent […]


St. Vincent de Paul conferences go statewide

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA Before Saturday the 35 St. Vincent de Paul Society conferences in South Carolina operated as separate units with no central organization. On Oct. 4, members of the society gathered at St. Peter’s Church in this capital city to found the Diocesan Council of St. Vincent de Paul. The occasion was […]


Evangelizing Northern Peru

Editor’s Note: Dr. Carlos and Milagros Lamar of Meggett recently returned from spending two weeks in September with Father Donald Gorski at his mission in Zorritos, Peru. What follows is their account of the experience. “We have tried to portray the living conditions there and how Father Don functions almost single handedly in that area,” […]


BEHS graduate honored for role in space program

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. Timothy L. O’Brien, son of Marion M. O’Brien of Charleston and the late Gilbert M. O’Brien, and a 1974 graduate of Bishop England High School, was among 48 Kennedy Space Center (KSC) employees who were honored recently for their exemplary work at the nation’s spaceport. Born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, O’Brien […]


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