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War and peace

by MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY In October 1966, Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan and his then auxiliary bishop, Joseph L. Bernardin, issued a joint pastoral letter to the people of the Archdiocese of Atlanta on the issue of “War and Peace.” In his foreword to the book, Days of Hope and Promise, The Writings and Speeches […]

Candidates advance in four-year deacon process

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — The installation to the Ministry of Acolyte was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Jan. 19 for 29 men in diaconate formation for the Diocese of Charleston. It is the second step in a four-year process to becoming a deacon. In his homily, Bishop Robert Baker […]

The life of a priest — Father Jeffrey Kendall

  The life of a priest is busy to say the least. In this column, The Miscellany readers will get a glimpse at a priest in action. In the spotlight here is Father Jeffrey Kendall, pastor of Sacred Heart Church on King Street and Christ the Divine Teacher at The Citadel in Charleston. He is […]

Robert Higgins

2nd year theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Fla. Birthplace/date: Aug. 22, 1960, Liberty, N.Y. Home parish/location: St. Mary of the Annunciation, Charleston Family: Mom in Brunswick, Ga., and dad in Livingston Manor, N.Y., one sister in Statesboro, Ga. Favorite aspect of seminary: the freedom to increase my relationship with God […]

Upstate to be represented in Washington at March for Life

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — A busload of believers in the sanctity of life will gather before dawn Monday for a journey they hope will open some eyes, change some hearts and uncover the evil that is abortion. These 46 pilgrims from parishes across the Upstate are on a mission to participate in next Tuesday’s […]

Midlands Catholics owe a debt to Natalie Sumter

by PAUL A. BARRA SUMTER — Catholics in the Midlands of South Carolina have a French aristocrat to thank for the development of their faith tradition. Natalie Delage Sumter, godchild of King Louis XVI, was instrumental in founding Catholicism in the Sumter area in the years before the Diocese of Charleston was established.  In 1802, […]

Park named in honor of Sister Maigread Conway

  by NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — Conway Park is official. Named in honor of Franciscan Sister Maigread Conway, it is a gathering place for the countless people whose lives she touched on earth and for those her spirit may reach from heaven. After two years of working with the Diocese of Charleston, the city named […]

Women encouraged to discern by living in the community

  By NANCY SCHWERIN The Daughters of St. Paul are looking to help women discern a vocation. Through inviting them to stay for a week at their downtown Charleston convent, the sisters will introduce women to the religious life. Sister Margaret Kerry, provincial of the Charleston convent, hopes to start the program in late spring. […]

March for Life participants urged to communicate

By SHEILA OJENDYK COLUMBIA — Catholic and Protestant South Carolinians put their theological differences aside to stand together as Christians for the sanctity of human life. The occasion was the annual Stand Up for Life March and Rally on Jan. 12, sponsored by South Carolina Citizens for Life and University of South Carolina Students for […]

Diocesan chancellor Cleo Cantey, 68, dies

  CHARLESTON — Cleo Elizabeth Cantey, chancellor for administration for the Diocese of Charleston, died of a heart attack Jan. 11 at Roper Hospital. She had been in the facility following a stroke suffered at her Mount Pleasant residence in December. A wake and vigil service was held Jan. 13 at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, and […]

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