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Providence Hospital announces expansion plans and renovations

COLUMBIA — Providence Hospital announced its plans to expand the bed capacity at the Providence Heart Institute and renovate areas housing other medical and surgical services at its downtown campus. The project includes building two additional patient floors for the Heart Institute to house 48 new beds. Plans also call for the expansion and relocation […]


Conick, an example of faith

By MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY When I first met John and Marianne Conick, they were living in Beaufort. John was a Marine stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station. Before going to Beaufort, he was stationed in Detroit, where he had been accepted into the archdiocesan program to prepare men for the permanent diaconate. He […]


Deacon John Conick, former Banner editor, dies Aug. 8

PALATINE, Ill. — Deacon John E. Conick, 62, died Aug. 8, after a prolonged illness. The Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 11 at St. Theresa Church in Palatine. Born the son of the late James and Mary Conick, he was a retired Marine Corps combat correspondent. He entered the military in 1955 with an […]


Come one, come all

The occasion of the episcopal ordination of Robert J. Baker as bishop of the Diocese of Charleston will prove to be a once in a lifetime, historical event for many. Arrangements are underway for the Sept. 29 event that will take place in grand scale in the new North Charleston Convention Center Ballroom. As part […]


Parish celebrates diversity, bids their pastor farewell

NEWBERRY — Oblate Father James Crowley remembers the day when his small congregation blended with a growing number of Hispanics coming to St. Mark Church as their link to the Lord. Two years ago, the parish sponsored a picnic, and there was a mixture of food, language and culture. But it was really when the […]


Bishops express their concerns about video poker

In concert with other members of the South Carolina Christian Action Council (SCCAC), Bishop David B. Thompson and Bishop Robert J. Baker issued the following statement concerning the gambling industry on Aug. 16. Below is the full text of the statement, however, excerpts from the following will be printed along with other statements by the […]


St. Mary’s undergoes changes with fire and farewells

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — It has been a bittersweet summer of change at St. Mary of the Annunciation. Just over a month after the retirement of Msgr. John A. Simonin and Deacon Joseph C. Kemper, a July 15th fire damaged the church which was already undergoing renovation. Loyal parishioners were scattered to the […]


Former Our Lady of Peace teacher dies from cancer Aug. 1 at age 58

ASHTON, Pa., — Sister Marie Damian Regulska, a Sister of St. Francis Assisi, died of cancer in Assisi House on Aug. 1. She was 58 years old. Sister Marie Damian was born Mary Josephine Regulska in Baltimore, Md., to Joseph and Mary Regulska. She was a 1959 graduate of The Catholic High School of Baltimore. […]


Knights brave heat at memorial dedication

By TIM BULLARD NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Father George F. Moynihan from Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish blessed and helped dedicate a Memorial to the Unborn Aug. 1 in 105-degree heat as members of the Knights of Columbus stood at attention at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. Many of the 55 members of […]


Registration emphasized as Institute nears start of classes

The following is an interview by The New Catholic Miscellany with Oratorian Father Joseph A. Wahl, director of the diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development, regarding plans for the start of classes in early September. TNCM: What is happening this summer at the Institute? FW: We are busy getting ready for Course Two, which begins […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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