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McSweeney and Christophers spread message of hope

By JULIE DOWNS for The Miscellany COLUMBIA Listening was a key point in Father Thomas J. McSweeney’s keynote address at the recent Stewardship Day. It is a topic the priest knows well, as he never tires of hearing others tell him their stories. Father McSweeney has served as director of the organization known as The […]


Schroeder to support religious education directors at parishes

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON Paul Schroeder is a natural in his job. The new diocesan director of Catechesis, Initiation and Evangelization has been involved in ministry for most of his adult life. He comes to serve South Carolina Catholics from the Diocese of Erie in Pennsylvania where he was associate director for religious education. […]


Looking for Diocese of Charleston college students

By ANN PENICK Catholic Campus ministers at 12 state and 13 private colleges and universities in South Carolina could use your help. No, we’re not asking for money here! Rather, these campus ministers need names and campus addresses of the Catholic students they serve. One of the most difficult problems confronting any campus minister is […]


Anniversary celebration ‘a long time coming’

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH for The Miscellany CHARLESTON “Embracing Our Past Envisioning Our Future” was the theme for the 160th anniversary of St. Patrick Church, and three days of activities highlighted celebrations at the parish last Friday through Sunday. To begin, Bishop David B. Thompson and former priests of St. Patrick and St. Peter Churches took […]


Alvare‚ urges pro-life advocates to ‘live the vision’

By JULIE DOWNS MONCKS CORNER After a day of talking policy and legal issues at the University of South Carolina, Helen Alvare entered the peaceful, tree-lined grounds of Mepkin Abbey Sept. 4 and addressed a topic suitable to the surroundings: spirituality. “I feel like an electric guitar amidst acoustic guitars,” she joked, thinking of the […]


The pointlessness of rushing

By MARY HOOD HART The other day, after running some errands, I stopped for gas at a self-service station. As it happened, the pump I selected wasn’t efficient. As I watched the numbers rotate slowly on the pump face, I became irritated by how slowly the gas was dispensed. If the urgency I was feeling […]


Engaged Encounter offers couples chance to focus on each other

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS for The Miscellany Thirty-six years into their marriage and Rich and Joanne Campana are still in Engaged Encounter coordinating it of course. The Greenville duo are giving couples who are readying themselves for the sacrament of marriage the benefit of their experience in a long-term Catholic union. Couples preparing for the […]


Stewardship Day focuses on communicating the message

By JULIE DOWNS for The Miscellany COLUMBIA Financial discussions took a backseat to inspiration and “enthusiasm for the faith” at the diocesan Stewardship Day Sept. 24. The Diocese of Charleston’s director of Stewardship and Development, Sandy Ferencz, conceded in her workshop that when most people hear stewardship they think of one thing: money. But keynote […]


St. Mary School: One big family

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS for The Miscellany GREENVILLE – Talk to teachers, parents and administrators at St. Mary Elementary School and they say its like never leaving home. “It’s family,” said Ruthie Lutz, who has two children there. “People are very willing to help out. There’s just this great feeling that everybody truly cares. The […]


Priest wonders what is in store for Hong Kong after visit

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS Like most people, Father Rick LaBrecque wonders what life will be like in Hong Kong after returning to Chinese sovereignity, but his curiosity is made more intense, having seen the island recently in its before state. The pastor of St. James Church in Conway traveled to the island for a 10-day […]


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