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USC to hold inaugural Bernardin Lectureship Nov. 18

COLUMBIA — The University of South Carolina will hold its inaugural Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lectureship Thursday, Nov. 18, in honor of the late Roman Catholic cardinal and South Carolina native. The lectureship, “On Common Ground,” is free and is intended for the public “We will explore the legacy of Cardinal Bernardin and his encouragement of […]


Jubilee Justice seeks debt relief for poor countries

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — Church leaders from different denominations gathered at St. Peter Church on Oct. 2 to heed the Word of God in practical terms. They had in mind a radical idea. “The concept is both radical and profound, but it’s amazing how much movement there has been on the part of […]


Parish celebrates St. Vincent and one special Vincentian

By PAUL A. BARRA GLOVERVILLE — All Vincentians are supposed to celebrate the feast of their founder, St. Vincent de Paul, each year. The occasion at Our Lady of the Valley Parish had special overtones in 1999. “We celebrate St. Vincent’s vision of serving the poor,” said Sister Nancy Murphy, a Daughter of Charity of […]


BE students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

DANIEL ISLAND — Nine Bishop England students were named as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are: Jeffrey C. Bandy, Jennifer L. Brady, Matthew K. Conte, Thomas F. Durst, Schuyler R. Knowles, Erin E. Lawson, Ashley M. Sands, Jeffrey S. Shirley, and Nicholas E. Stech. The semifinalists from Bishop England High School are among thousands of […]


BE students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

DANIEL ISLAND — Nine Bishop England students were named as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are: Jeffrey C. Bandy, Jennifer L. Brady, Matthew K. Conte, Thomas F. Durst, Schuyler R. Knowles, Erin E. Lawson, Ashley M. Sands, Jeffrey S. Shirley, and Nicholas E. Stech. The semifinalists from Bishop England High School are among thousands of […]


Columbia parishes strong support base for Habitat

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “I saw this neighborhood in its better days, and I saw it go down,” recalled Sandra Cochran, life- long resident of the Columbia community known as Arthurtown. Unable to stop the tide that was turning their quiet neighborhood into a place of fear and crime, residents felt helpless, until South […]


Upstate Catechist Workshop a ‘seasonal’ event

By SHEILA OJENDYK TAYLORS — Religious education teachers from all over the Upstate met at Prince of Peace Parish on Sept. 25 for the 13th Annual Upstate Catechist Workshop. After prayers and hymns, Sissy Beck, a religious education staff member at Prince of Peace, shared the reflection of a young man of means who wanted […]


Stories shared on the subject of time management

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “We often see time as a commodity, something we have control over. In this time management class, we will learn about the gift of time,” said Kathy Hendricks, guest speaker for the Diocese of Charleston Department of Catechesis, Initiation and Evangelization’s sponsored seminar on time management, held Sept. 23 at […]


The future of video poker is a storm that hovers

By BETTY RYBERG Ten years ago Hurricane Hugo cut a devastating swath across South Carolina. Its destructive force has just been vividly recalled by the passing of Hurricane Floyd. The homes and lives of the wealthy and secure were as damaged as those of the poor and deprived. Education and economics were no safe life […]


FIRE rally at Belmont Abbey stirs embers of faith

By JOEY REISTROFFER BELMONT ABBEY, N.C. — Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan stirred the embers of faith with a fire rally at Belmont Abbey Sept. 18, and he brought along a couple of friends from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio to help fan those flames. They talked about repentance. They talked about evangelism. They […]


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