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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 […]


Rally inspires teens to “Live what you believe”

  By NANCY SCHWERIN WHITE OAK — In its fifth year, the annual diocesan Junior High Youth Rally thrived in a new age of youth ministry — a multimedia world of sights, sounds and actions. The rally was held Nov. 3 at White Oak Conference Center outside of Columbia, and busloads of participants traveled up […]


Bishop England cross country team already a state power in short period

  By PAUL A. BARRA SPRING VALLEY — High school cross country competition involves running 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) across fields, up hills and through woods. Training is a solitary grind of running and more running without any games or scrimmages to enliven the drudgery and build comradeship. At Bishop England High School, however, student […]


Cast of characters share their lives at Simpsonville mission

By SHEILA OJENDYK SIMPSONVILLE — The introduction provided a clue about what was to follow. Colleen Moore, representing the youth ministry at St. Mary Magdalene, asked the young people in the crowd to sit with their families. “And, if you don’t have a family here, find one that looks nice.” She then added, “Expect the […]


The Lord hears the cry of the poor

  By SISTER PAT KEATING Sunday, Oct. 28, the above psalm was prayed throughout the world among Catholic communities as they celebrated Mass together. Our sisters in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, were preparing for the morning Mass, no doubt, having reflected earlier on this psalm. Suddenly, a barrage of gunfire rang out in St. Dominic Church next […]


Client advocate at each regional office funded by collection

“The poor do not need our compassion or our pity; they need our help.” — Mother Teresa Te sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person is the foundation of Catholic social teaching. By our baptism, we are called to the responsibility for building a just society and living lives of […]


Evangelizing with a Catholic Church on wheels

  By JIM MCLAUGHLIN This is the second in a series of articles on some of the men and women who have used their God-given talents in uncommon ways to bring the Good News of Christ and his church to rural areas of South Carolina. At age 44, Father Patrick Walsh came south in 1949, […]


Michael Kirk

College seminarian at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio Birthplace/date: Dec. 14, 1983, in Greenville Home parish/location: St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville Family: mom and dad and one sister in Simpsonville Favorite aspect of seminary: community and prayer life Most difficult aspect of seminary: the papers Three people you would like to meet: St. John […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    Apr 29All Day First Communion
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    All Day 11th Annual School Gala
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day Father/Daughter Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am First Communion Rehearsal
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Black Catholics' Day of Reflection
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Apr 30All Day First Communion
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Korean Outdoor Sunday Mass, Greensboro, NC
    From the Calendar of Korean Ministry
    1:00 pm Diaconate Formation Program, Information Meeting
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:30 pm 1st Communion Practice
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    May 1All Day Teacher Appreciation Week
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day AP Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Teacher Appreciation Week
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Interims Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    All Day PTO Board Meeting
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    All Day Progress Reports
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    All Day High School May Day
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    All Day Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    8:30 am Rosary, Procession, & May Crowning
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    4:00 pm Parent University
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    6:00 pm Parent University
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville