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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 […]


Positive input on vocations brings hope

  By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — In less than two years, the Diocese of Charleston has seen a 50 percent increase in their number of seminarians. This positive trend in vocations is being seen in other dioceses in the United States, shown by a slight increase in the national average. Choosing this opportune time, Pope […]


Different themes integrated into diocesan Stewardship and Evangelization Day

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH COLUMBIA — Making the connection between stewardship and evangelization was the focus of “Formed as Apostles, Sent as Disciples,” a diocesan conference held at Rosewood’s in the capital city Nov. 8 that attracted more than 200 participants from across South Carolina for a keynote speech as well as breakout sessions covering five […]


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 […]


Clare Booth Luce Library dedicated at Mepkin Abbey

By PAUL A. BARRA CORDESVILLE — Some called it a gift to the church, others a gift to the state. Mariano LaVia, a retired clinical immunologist for whom “books are my passion,” said: “This place and this collection are real gifts to the whole Southeast.” All those commentators were invitees to the Nov. 13 dedication […]


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 […]


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