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Sister Margie Hosch goes for the gold

GREENVILLE — When 18-year-old Margie Hosch entered a Franciscan convent in Dubuque, Iowa, in June 1954, her younger sister was surprised because she was so popular as a youth. But she was the second of eight Hosch children to become a nun and that was just what the family wanted. “Everybody was so proud of […]

The church is challenged to include Asians

GREENVILLE — The diocesan vicar for Vietnamese ministry attended the Asian and Pacific Institute for Mission and Ministry conference in Ft. Lauderdale on May 21-23. Franciscan Father Dac Tran expected to gain a new appreciation of the values other nationalities bring to the universal church; he was surprised to find out that as an ethnic […]

St. Peter acts as host school for child abuse prevention effort

COLUMBIA — The state of South Carolina joined with the nation in designating April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month. The theme of this year’s campaign was “In Loving Hands, Kids Blossom.” Gov. Mark Sanford called on all South Carolinians to “work together to prevent the abuse and neglect of our children.” This year, Prevent […]

Higgins ordained to the diaconate

CHARLESTON — Robert F. Higgins was ordained to the  transitional diaconate at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist May 22. Diaconate ordination is another step for Deacon Higgins as he makes his way to the priesthood. As a deacon, he promises celibacy, simplicity, obedience, and to pray daily the Liturgy of the Hours. This […]

Philip Grant, Timothy Tebalt ordained to the priesthood June 5

CHARLESTON — June 5 marked a day of beginning for Deacons Philip Grant and Timothy Tebalt as the two men were ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Although the two men entered into the same ministry, their lives leading up to that special day were vastly different. Father Tebalt, […]

‘The Holy Spirit will be at work in you …’

Bishop Robert J. Baker presented this homily at the ordination of Fathers Philip Grant and Timothy Tebalt.Today we celebrate a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit on two men called from our midst to serve as priests of God: Timothy Tebalt and Philip Grant. On behalf of the presbyterate of the Diocese of Charleston, I […]

Fabio Refosco ordained an Oratorian

ROCK HILL — Father Fabio L. Refosco was ordained into the Oratorian community May 26 at St. Anne Church. Bishop Robert J. Baker pre-sided at the ordination in the presence of about 450 family members, parishioners, and friends. Father Refosco is from Brazil and has been assigned as paro-chial vicar of St. Philip Neri Church […]

The sacrifice of saints — Dr. Gianna Molla

Pope John Paul II has written that “Motherhood involves a special communion with the mystery of life, as it develops in the woman’s womb. The mother is filled with wonder at this mystery of life and understands with unique intuition what is happening inside her.” One modern example for us of motherhood is Dr. Gianna […]

Father Allam loves the busy life of a priest

ABBEVILLE — Father Allam Marreddy, a visiting priest and the parochial vicar of Sacred Heart in Abbeville and Good Shepherd mission in McCormick, celebrated his 25th anniversary as a priest on Feb. 11. He said that he has been “most happy” as an ordained minister, especially since coming to South Carolina two years ago. “I […]

Baptist artist shows at Catholic church

GREENVILLE — Nobody would ever call Yvonne Herd Arrowood a copycat, even though her artistic output is mostly stuff that has been done before. She is known as a painter of variants. A variant is an intentional reproduction of another’s work, done as closely as possible to the original. Arrowood’s variants are so spectacular that […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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