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St. Vincent de Paul group focuses on long-range planning, unity

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA – The Diocese of Charleston Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) recently received an intimate portrait of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, helping them reconnect to the organization’s spiritual roots. No one was more capable of such a task than Vincentian priest, Father Ronald Ramson, guest […]


Father Fix is retired but still bringing souls to heaven

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Father Robert Fix loves the quote, “A priest forever.” As he begins his transition from serving God as pastor of Our Lady of the Hills in Columbia to serving him in his retirement residing at St. Joseph rectory in Columbia, he is determined more than ever to make this […]


Want to help our retired priests?

Father Fix is one of the many retired priests in the Diocese of Charleston who, having devoted his life to Christ’s work, would like to live in community with his brother priests and somehow continue to minister to the people of God. At the St. Joseph Residence at the Carter-May Home in Charleston, Father Fix […]


Black Catholic Congress participation sought

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Future planning for diocesan participation in next year’s National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) in Chicago was the focal point of an Office of Black Catholics Leadership Advisory Board meeting at Our Lady of Mercy Church Nov. 3. Five delegates from the Diocese of Charleston — Kathleen Merritt, Ernestine Harris, […]


Divine Service of the Holy Mysteries celebrated by bishop

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREER — Bishop Robert J. Baker joined his friend, Msgr. Ronald Beshara, in a Maronite Pontifical Liturgy at Blessed Trinity Church Nov. 4. The two priests first met in Rome 30 years ago while each was pursuing advanced studies. Bishop Baker wore white Maronite vestments and carried the hand cross. A […]


The “Fighting Nun” defends Pope Pius XII

  By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — Sister Margherita Marchione has been given many titles in her 80 years, but her favorite is “defender of Pope Pius XII.” The “Feisty,” “Literary,” “Crusader,” “Independent” nun has taken on the mission of educating Catholics about the pope that served from 1939 to 1958. Pope Pius XII is widely […]


Father Patat dies at age 89

  CHARLESTON — Father St. John Edward Patat, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died Nov. 10 at the age of 89. Born in Charleston on April 17, 1912, he was the son of Leon P. Patat and Rosa O’Mara Patat. He attended Craft Public School and the High School of Charleston. He […]


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