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10th annual Thanksgiving feast undergoes change By PAUL A. BARRA

COLUMBIA — The 10th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner went off without a hitch at the Carolina Coliseum Thursday, but two major changes did add a bittersweet taste to the huge feed. First, the co-sponsoring parishes, St. Peter Church and First Baptist Church, decided to increase the outreach effort of the feast this year by a […]

Summerville’s Palmetto House: real people, really grateful

By ANDREW C. LENNON SUMMERVILLE — Where would you go to find a New York City bicycle courier, a Vietnam War veteran and an artist? Interesting people like these can be found staying at the Palmetto House, Summerville’s homeless shelter. Unfortunately, the future whereabouts of these grateful souls was in serious doubt during the Palmetto […]

The servant is gone

Editor’s Note: “Uncle D.S. Patch” is a column that appears weekly in The Dispatch-News, Lexington County’s oldest newspaper. The column is written by former editor and media veteran Bill West. He said, “I counted Father Schwab as a close friend. While I am not Catholic and he was not Presbyterian, it didn’t interfere with our […]

Carson Bush installed to ministry of acolyte at Cathedral Mass

CHARLESTON — Carson Bush was recently installed to the ministry of acolyte by Bishop Robert J. Baker during a Mass in the lower church of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Nov. 20. A seminarian for the diocese, Bush studies at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. Two of his fellow seminarians Robbie Robinson and […]

Planned Parenthood, post-abortion syndrome topic of life issues meeting

This article was written from a post-conference press release from Grand Strand Citizens for Life and from independent research and an interview with Jim Sedlak, which were conducted by the Miscellany staff. MYRTLE BEACH  Jim Sedlak gave a very strong take on Planned Parenthood’s philosophies when members of Grand Strand Citizens for Life met […]

New senior wing designed for ‘aging in place’

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH MONCKS CORNER — In two short years, thousands of generous contributors have raised $6.5 million to build a senior wing at Mepkin Abbey, where older brothers can continue to serve the Trappist community through their wisdom, age and grace. A liturgy of blessing for the senior wing was held on Nov. 12, […]

Called to serve the poor: a medical mission

By DR. WILLIAM R. GREENE Dr. Greene, a parishioner of St. Andrew Church in Myrtle Beach, recently returned from a medical missionary trip to Haiti. The following is his recollection of the experience. I have returned from my medical mission to Haiti. My journey began two years ago. I increasingly became aware of a sense […]

Our Lady of Good Counsel observes anniversary with pride

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH FOLLY BEACH — It was a time to rejoice and be glad as parishioners from Our Lady of Good Counsel turned out for an evening anniversary Mass on Nov. 11 to reflect on those who have nurtured the faith on Folly Beach for the past 50 years. Bishop Robert J. Baker was […]

Father Schwab succumbs to cancer

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — On Nov. 15, Father Jerome Schwab’s battle with cancer ended and he began his eternal embrace with his loving God. The pastor of Corpus Christi Church since 1994, Father Schwab was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Charleston in 1993 following a 30-year career as a manager with the […]

Response to rosaries for life effort in Upstate amazes organizer

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — The people in the Piedmont Deanery know life is a precious gift from God, now they are praying that all people respect it. The movement, “10,000 Rosaries for Life,” started in October at Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, and it has caught fire, with prayers spreading across […]

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