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Dedication of new Bishop England campus set for Sept. 11

DANIEL ISLAND — On Sept. 11 Bishop David B. Thompson of Charleston will dedicate Bishop England High School’s new campus on Daniel Island. Bishop England held its first full day of classes at its new home on Aug. 14, and school officials have planned several activities to kick-off a new era for the historic Catholic […]

Vandals damage outreach center

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS KINGSTREE — It’s been a rough summer at St. Ann’s Outreach Center. Five juveniles on a vandalism spree broke into the center June 27 and caused an estimated $3,000 worth of damage, according to Felician Sister Johnna Ciezobka. Both Felicians, Sister Johnna and Sister Susanne Dziedzic were out of town visiting […]

Precious Blood breaks ground for new church

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS PAWLEY’S ISLAND — Hulking bulldozers and mounds of earth were of no consequence to the family of ducks nesting in the center of the drive of Precious Blood of Christ Church. Nor were the ducklings disturbed by the many cars driving around them to park for Mass and the following ground […]

Allowing patience and gratitude to persevere

By MARY HOOD HART The other night, I took my three younger children for ice cream. It was after nine o’clock, a little late, but nothing out of the ordinary in a resort area like ours. We chose a shop that’s part of a large chain. It was well-lighted and through the windows we could […]

Ghanan priest hopes studies will help spread the word

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS BEAUFORT — St. Peter Church is just like home for Father Anthony Naaeke. Never mind that he comes from Ghana, West Africa. The Lowcountry landscape is similar, the heat is just as high, although “the humidity is awful” and the people are friendly. Naaeke is a 34-year-old graduate student in corporate […]

Home Works teens help their communities in faith

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHAPIN — In record-breaking heat and humidity, a group of Home Works teens hammered, sawed and dug as sweat dripped in their eyes and soaked through their clothes. They were serious about their tasks because it was too hot to talk but they stooped good-naturedly to pet the dog running underfoot, […]

Spencer ordained to the priesthood

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — Friends and family gathered to celebrate the Presbyteral Ordination of Robert A. Spencer on July 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. During the ceremony the former U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer shed tears of emotion as he was ordained by Bishop David B. Thompson. Spencer completed his […]

Sister Carol Ann says farewell to Charleston Catholic

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — As always, Sister Carol Ann Kleindinst has a lot to do. She has to memorize 600 names by Fall, leave a work seven years in the making and prepare to tackle a much larger project back in her home territory with her community of the Sisters of St. Mary […]

Foundations reflect on past, assess present and future

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A strategic planning conference to reflect on grant making, the needs of the poor and organizing for effective board meetings was held in the Holy City the last week of June. Members of Sisters of Charity Foundations of South Carolina, Cleveland and Canton, under the sponsorship of the Sisters of […]

Clergy in Updstate to study Catholic education needs

Catholic priests in the Piedmont area will begin a study to determine the Catholic education needs in the Upstate, including the feasibility of establishing a Catholic high school. In a recent letter to the priests, Bishop David B. Thompson wrote, “Many of you have stated to me that there appears to be a need and […]

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