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1998

St. Mary Magdalene dedicates second church in eight years

By JOEY REISTROFFER SIMPSONVILLE — God has a new home in this Upstate community that is bursting at the seams. He now resides at 2252 Woodruff Road. That is where parishioners at St. Mary Magdalene built a new church. Their parish is growing at a tremendous pace and quarters had become cramped. Father Herbert Connor […]


Planning your child’s party the easy way

By MARY HOOD HART This year, for my daughter’s 7th birthday, I’m doing something I would have found difficult a few years ago — I’m leaving town and letting my husband handle her party. Anna shares a birthday with my sister Louise, and Louise is turning 50. So as a special birthday celebration, the four […]


Peninsular cluster motivated by sharing ideas

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Something clicked in the Cathedral Center May 14. It was the sound of a cluster meeting coming together. Perhaps it was the combination of a visit by Bishop David B. Thompson, the addition of parish council members or just a matter of time, but organizers and participants of the […]


Logo contest to serve as educational tool for Coastal cluster

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS A year into existence, clusters are taking on life in the Diocese of Charleston and Cluster I in the Coastal Deanery hopes to give its group more of an identity by sponsoring a logo contest. Kathy Sweeney, a member of the cluster leadership at Christ Our King in Mount Pleasant, said […]


Diaconate directors recognize Msgr. Roth for book, support

SAN DIEGO — Msgr. Joseph R. Roth was recognized for his outstanding financial support of the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD) at its annual national meeting held April 22-25. That support came from donating the proceeds of his recently published book, The Deacon in Church Ministry. Msgr. Roth, pastor of St. Andrew Church in […]


Handbook will help provide equitable administration

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A handbook for priests articulating diocesan policies to ensure their rights and privileges has recently been published. It is an attempt to place in concise, concrete form the policies that have been formulated in the course of years in the Diocese of Charleston for its priest personnel. In the process […]


Standing together to fight violence

By MARY HOOD HART As she glanced at the front page of the paper, my teen-age daughter asked, “These cute kids killed someone?” Yes, Katie, those cute kids shot four children and a teacher. They wounded several others. Not only did they hide in the woods and cold-bloodedly shoot their classmates and teachers, they planned […]


Retired agent shares his experiences in the FBI

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — For Art Roehrl, a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Church and retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent living in Horry County, a three-decade career with the agency has provided some interesting moments, from working a part of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to scouring nearly a million documents […]


Sisters bring unique ministry to Anderson

By KATHRYN SMITH ANDERSON — The pretty Victorian house with its white gingerbread trim and lace curtains isn’t the sort of place you would usually associate with the word “convent,” but it serves as one for two Irish-born nuns who are ministering to the congregation of St. Mary’s Church in Anderson. Sister Elise Gorman and […]


Call to prayer heeded at Lenten Day of Recollection

By JOEY REISTROFFER GAFFNEY — The big bell over Sacred Heart Church tolled a Lenten Day of Prayer in the Upstate recently, and it was something a little bit different from the norm. Father Gary Linsky led a group of 60 believers from Gaffney, Cowpens, Spartanburg and Greenville in a day of recollection that included […]


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