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Group vox aeterna to go permanent, by popular demand

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — Buoyed by a succession of successful concerts and driven by requests for professional recordings of its music, vox aeterna will cut a professional compact disc on Aug. 21 and 22. The choral group has reserved the chapel at Mepkin Abbey for the recording session. In addition to responding to […]

Bishop, Theos reflect on 25 years at Bishop England

Bishop David B. Thompson reflected on the retirement of Bishop England High School principal, Nick Theos, and his 25-year tenure recently, with The Miscellany. They discussed the Catholic institution’s success, challenges and move from Calhoun Street to the new Daniel Island campus. The following is their conversation. BISHOP: Nick Theos has been one of my […]

Spiritual development

Knott sees connection between faith and environmental responsibility By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — John L. Knott Jr. is a walking enigma, and he thinks the Church of Charleston should adopt at least some of his uncommon brand of spirituality. The part of his inner life that lends itself to emulation by the Church is […]

Columbia school building tradition and faith

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — At St. John Neumann the excitement begins as you walk in and see the halls lined with brightly painted pictures of school activities. Dr. Margaret Adams, principal, and Kay Steck, assistant principal and librarian, further portray the atmosphere with their exhilaration and knowledge. The school opened in 1987 with 68 […]

Tour of Pee Dee missions a source of inspiration

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CONWAY — It was a side of the church that is not easily or often seen but it was a fortifying experience for the busload of parishioners and volunteers who toured outreach programs in the Pee Dee June 9. The tour was conceived by Diane Bullard, regional coordinator for Catholic Charities, […]

In search of solutions for troubled children

By MARY HOOD HART It has taken the most recent school rampage in Oregon to awaken the public to the horror of what is happening to our youth. Several times recently I’ve heard people say: “This one really got to me.” Perhaps it was a healthy optimism that led most of us to believe that […]

Our Lady of Peace celebrates 50 years

By NANCY CZABALA NORTH AUGUSTA — Our Lady of Peace Parish celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Mass and dinner on Friday, June 12. About 250 people turned out to remember past parishioners, priests and the history of the school and church. Bishop David B. Thompson celebrated Mass along with concelebrants Father C. Alexander McDonald, […]

Vatican II workshop highlights revision of the faith

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — “The Second Vatican Council is a wonderful topic, but it’s amazing what we don’t know about it. Most Catholics’ perception of the council is limited to what they have experienced at Mass.” With that premise as an opening statement, Richard Cheri began a day-long symposium on Vatican II May […]

Deanery celebrations scheduled as bishop nears retirement

CHARLESTON — A series of deanery celebrations will be held this fall to give Bishop David B. Thompson and the faithful an opportunity to extend gratitude and good-byes as the bishop nears retirement. Msgr. James A. Carter, vicar general of the Diocese of Charleston, recently announced the dates for the four special celebrations, which will […]

Hinson an Irish historian at 14

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — If you ever made the mistake of asking Bridgit L. Hinson about Ireland, you’d hear a lot more than the usual blarney about St. Patrick and leprechauns. You might hear more than you ever wanted to know about the Emerald Isle. This young woman has done her research. Although […]

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