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1997

Fathers play many varied roles in the lives of their children

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS SUMMERVILLE — A full time position is available for a man who has the following qualities: must be loving, caring, protective, play every kind of game well and have a lot of patience when helping with homework. Candidates must have child-proof references with some or no experience necessary; on-the-job training will […]


Black Catholic leaders hear encouraging news

By PAUL A. BARRA ANDERSON — To prepare participants for the National Black Catholic Congress, scheduled for Baltimore in August, the Black Catholic Caucus of the Diocese of Charleston held a retreat at St. Mary of the Angels Parish June 7. Father Damian Lynch of the Diocese of Charlotte was the retreat master. Participants in […]


Bishop Thompson receives national publisher award named for predecessor

By JORDAN McMORROUGH DENVER — The publisher of The New Catholic Miscellany, Bishop David B. Thompson, was recently awarded the national publisher award for his public position on the Confederate flag from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) at its annual convention in Denver May 23. The honor, fittingly enough, is named the Bishop John England […]


Schools wrap up 1996-97

Sumter Catholic High School holds last graduation SUMTER — Graduation is always a special occasion for a high school, but the 1997 commencement exercises for The Sumter Catholic High School were historical. The Class of ’97 is the last class that will ever graduate from the school. Sumter Catholic has been closed by the Diocese […]


Schools wrap up 1996-97: Cardinal Newman High School graduates 47

COLUMBIA — Cardinal Newman High School graduated 43 seniors in June 3 ceremonies at St. Peter’s Church. Bishop David B. Thompson delivered the commencement address . Laura M. Greer was the salutatorian and Joshua R. Rushman gave the valedictory address for the CNHS class of ’97. Twenty-two of the 43 graduates won a total of […]


Schools wrap up 1996-97: Bishop England High School graduates 161

CHARLESTON — Bishop England High School graduated 161 seniors at a June 2 ceremony at the Gaillard Auditorium. Fifty-four of those graduates won a total of 160 college scholarships worth nearly $1 million dollars. Patrick Michael Duffy, United States District judge, delivered the commencement address. Katherine “Kate” E. Worley, the first honor graduate, was valedictorian […]


Children, schools enriched by exposure to the creative arts

By MARY HOOD HART   Thumbing through Fortune magazine, I was startled to see the headline: “Wanted: Liberal Arts Grads.” A survey conducted by colleges in Geneva, New York, suggests that CEOs value a liberal arts education more than most of us realize. Indeed, 90 percent of CEOs surveyed believe a liberal arts education is […]


Shooting stained glass is passion for Kanapaux

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — Bill Kanapaux is reluctant to say that he is obsessed with photographing stained glass windows, but he does admit to a passion for the work. That passion has resulted in a project that has both documented the historic beauty of the stained glass in the diocesan cathedral and made […]


Our Lady of Guadalupe is Hernandez’ life’s work

By PAUL A. BARRA MOUNT PLEASANT — Maybe his mother made him do it at the beginning, but Jose “Pepe” Hernandez is now so completely committed to Our Lady of Guadalupe that he has evolved into a walking encyclopedia on the patroness of the Americas. He feels called, he said, to search out arcane nuggets […]


Christ Our King installing traditional pipe organ

By PAUL A. BARRA MOUNT PLEASANT — When the electronic organ at Christ Our King parish needed replacing, the congregation decided to go with a traditional pipe organ despite the fact that the suburban Charleston church is so crowded on weekends that the only room is in the sanctuary. Workers are now assembling the instrument […]


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