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Bishop installs Cathedral’s new pastor

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Father Chester Moczydlowski was officially installed as pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist by Bishop David B. Thompson in a ceremony during the 5:15 p.m. Mass on July 18. In a bit of a “show and tell” demonstration, the Bishop had Father Chet move from the presider’s […]

Piedmont couples renew their vows at celebration

By SHEILA OJENDYK TAYLORS — Approximately 35 couples from parishes all over the Piedmont Deanery traveled to Prince of Peace Parish June 27, to celebrate their anniversaries and renew their wedding vows. This event was sponsored by the Piedmont Deanery Office of Catholic Charities and Father Chet Moczydlowski, Dean. Sister Margie Hosch, OSF, coordinator of […]

Prison ministers share stories at recent conference

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — The prison ministry can be one of the most difficult missions someone can take on. It can involve mixed feelings and wariness, yet it requires a combination of understanding and open-mindedness and comes with its own rewards. To meet the need for such individuals a workshop was held at St. […]

Father and son visit Holy City for Special Pentecost Mass

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — One of the precious moments in life is when a father and son take a trip together and bond. And when that voyage leads to the Vatican to meet the Holy Father, it is much more. Marc and Thomas Connelly took such a trip. Thomas is only 10, but Marc […]

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 […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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