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Bishop celebrates feast day with Vincentians and parishioners

  By PAUL A. BARRA GLOVERVILLE – One day after his second anniversary as bishop of Charleston and three days after the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Bishop Robert J. Baker journeyed to this hamlet in the peach belt of the Midlands to celebrate the life of Vincent. A Vincentian priest, three Daughters of […]

Father Leland J. White dies at age 61

  CHARLESTON — Father Leland J. White, a priest of the Diocese of Charleston and distinguished educator and author, died in the Holy City Sept. 27 after an extended illness. Born in Charleston on July 25, 1940, Father White was the son of the late Leland Sewell James White and Rose Winifred White. Survivors include […]

BE’s new performing arts center dedicated

New facility named in honor of retired Bishop David B. Thompson By JORDAN MCMORROUGH DANIEL ISLAND — The dedication of the Bishop Thompson Center for the Performing Arts at Bishop England High School took place Sept. 27, as holy water and incense blessed and reverenced a 700-seat facility that will greatly enhance theatrical and musical […]

Catholic HIV/AIDS activist in Pee Dee passes away

  By TIM BULLARD FLORENCE — Owen O’Connor Schweers, a parishioner of St. Ann Church and member of the National Catholic AIDS Network, passed away Sept. 15 at the age of 41. He was preceded in death by a sister Peggy Schweers-Jones of Atlanta, Ga., who also died of HIV/AIDS in 1992. Last week, his […]

Testimony, power of Eucharist strengthen youth rally participants

KATHY SCHMUGGE FORT MILL — Good News Ministries of North Carolina organized a Power Rally in Fort Mill on Sept. 8 that provided a path to power for all — not the kind of power that controls or dominates but the power defined as the ability to do something in and through Jesus. With cooperation […]

Diocesan educators ease students minds while seeking answers

  By NANCY SCHWERIN Why? has been the question on the minds of Americans across the country. Who are these terrorists, and why would they want to do this to us? Everyone has similar questions, to which answers are hard to find. We watch analysis and continual updates on CNN, but it’s still on the […]

Felician candidate seeks to combine prayer with activity

  By TIM BULLARD FLORENCE — Linda Regina Tarte is on her way — not to some point on a map — but beginning a journey to become a Felician Franciscan. The religious order operates a mission in Kingstree, the St. Ann’s Outreach Center, and that’s where Tarte met two Felician nuns, Sister Johnna Ciezobka […]

Upstate parish bids farewell to Father Gorman

  Bridge-building Franciscan and street corner evangelist retires to sunny Florida By SISTER ELISE GORMAN, MFIC ANDERSON — With the biblical theme of the seven days of creation, St. Mary of the Angels parishioners gave Franciscan Father Francis Gorman a farewell celebration to remember before he departed to the religious order’s retirement home in St. […]

Year of reconciliation intention for September

  The gifts of all persons of Spanish-speaking origins By BISHOP ROBERT BAKER The face of Catholicism in our diocese is growing and changing. Today, many more of those faces belong to people who come to us from Spanish-speaking countries. Though they are a diverse group of people, coming from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Cuba, […]

Año de reconciliación intenciones para Septiembre

  Dones de las personas de origen hispanohablante Por BISHOP ROBERT BAKER Los rostros del catolicismo en nuestra diócesis están creciendo y transformándose. Hoy día, un número mayor de esos rostros pertenece a personas llegadas a nuestro medio desde países hispanohablantes. Aunque se trata de gente diversa llegada de México, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Cuba, Centroamérica […]

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