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1998

Recruiting vocations more than filling a job vacancy

By FATHER GARY S. LINSKY Our parishes will take up a second collection for the Diocese of Charleston’s annual Seminary Appeal. Perhaps I am more sensitive to this collection because it wasn’t all that long ago since I myself was in the seminary. Still, my sensitivity to this collection is heightened because of the ever-increasing […]


Butler sees Church as an extension of her family

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Amy Butler is the daughter every mother wishes she had. Family is important to this Converse College freshman, who is solidly grounded in her values. So important that she chose to attend Converse College because it is close to home. She will be near her family, while making decisions about […]


The challenge of raising children

By MARY HOOD HART I should have guessed it would come to this. The debate about how to be a good parent has now deteriorated into a debate about whether parents influence their children at all. The cover of the most recent issue of Newsweek asks: “Do Parents Matter?” Newsweek features a report on a […]


Creativity makes a bright scene at St. Anthony School

By NANCY CZABALA FLORENCE — Visiting St. Anthony will make you want to revisit elementary school. Diverse programs with a focus on the performing arts emphasize each child’s individual gifts. At this Catholic school, kids are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities that stimulate creative abilities. Drama, dance, music, art and a myriad of […]


Humor, faith helps priest lost in woods

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CLEMSON — A two-hour hike turned into a two-day ordeal for Paulist Father John Kenny, pastor of St. Andrew’s Church. On Aug. 25, the 66-year-old priest headed out to nearby Whiteside Mountain in Cashiers, N.C., to enjoy nature on his day off but wandered from the trail and spent two nights […]


Mexican-style mobile classroom

By FATHER ‘RICK LABRECQUE Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a three-part series by Father ‘Rick LaBrecque detailing his recent trip to Mexico to meet with the families of his parishioners in Conway and Loris. Every year, as professional people, we priests are expected to take part in some program which helps us […]


Historic parish hall dedicated in Union

By JOEY REISTROFFER UNION — St. Augustine would have liked Seton House — it’s an old home gently tucked inside this Upstate town with a lot of history. When St. Augustine’s Parish purchased the house in 1975, it was creaky and run down. Some parishioners claimed the upstairs was condemned. Others did not even know […]


Holy Spirit, Source of Unity

NORTH CHARLESTON — Nearly 100 catechists and directors of religious education turned out for a workshop on their ministry Sept. 12. The day-long event was produced by the Coastal Area Directors of Religious Education (CADRE) and was hosted by St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The choir from St. Philip Benizi in Moncks Corner sang to […]


Habitat for Humanity Peruvian mission

By JOEY REISTROFFER Flying to a foreign country to lug 40-pound concrete blocks around all day under a searing equatorial sun doesn’t sound like a dream vacation, but George Gagnon thought it was an opportunity of a lifetime. Habitat for Humanity has that effect on people. “It’s an incredible experience,” Gagnon said about his mission […]


School of Americas protester completes prison sentence

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS ESTILL — Suffering, starvation and oppression are concepts Father Roy Bourgeois knows well; it is part of his ministry. The Maryknoll priest sacrifices his freedom for the poor and to see justice for those of his religious brothers and sisters whose peaceful lives ended with violent acts of terrorism. Father Bourgeois […]


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