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Help fight hunger

CHARLESTON — On June 3, communities across the country will come together to focus attention on the persistent problem of hunger in America. For the third year in a row, Catholic Charities will also participate in National Hunger Awareness Day. In South Carolina, hunger or food insecurity  — not having enough food to meet daily […]

Rock-4-Life attracts teens, blasts out a pro-life message

MAULDIN — The recipe is simple: entice teenagers to come with rock bands, then use speakers and games to spread the message. The message was pro-life, and the occasion was the all-day Rock-4-Life LifeFest held May 1 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish. Valerie Baronkin, pro-life coordinator for the Piedmont Deanery, came away with the […]

Sister Lupe brings the Word to the faithful

CHARLESTON — Sister Lupe Hernandez answered her call to the Daughters of St. Paul when she was a young girl of 14. Since then, she has never looked back. She will celebrate her 30th anniversary June 30. “I wanted to join a group that presented the Word of God, and the Daughters of St. Paul […]

Father Cellini spreads the faith in the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON — Father Ronald Cellini spent the past 25 years doing what he loves to do — sharing his faith. He was born in 1953 in Aliquippa, Pa., to Guy and Emma Cellini. He and his two sisters grew up in St. Titus parish, which was a large parish that he said fostered many vocations. […]

Fahey finds his calling in Catholic history

CHARLESTON — Brian Fahey has found his niche among the annals of the Catholic Church. He is the new archivist for the Diocese of Charleston. Fahey grew up on three-mile-by-one-mile Tybee Island near Savannah, Ga. He was an only child, but was surrounded by extended family on the island. His family belonged to St. Michael […]

Msgr. Roth wears many hats

CHARLESTON — Msgr. Joseph R. Roth marks an important milestone in his religious career this year. Msgr. Roth, 67, pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, celebrates his 25th year jubilee as a priest, but he said that the call to the priesthood is not one that he always felt. “I began attending […]

Archives lends ecclesiastical silver to museum exhibit

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston is taking part in “Sterling Faith,” a historical exhibit at the Charleston Museum. The Archives Office has loaned more than 40 pieces to the exhibit, which includes 300 years of Charleston’s sacred silver. Among the items to be displayed are chalices from South Carolina’s early parish system, personal menorahs […]

Norma Dopson finds strength in her faith

WALTERBORO — If any one person exemplifies overcoming adversity through faith in God, it would be Norma Dopson of St. Anthony parish. Dopson, 67, mother of two, first came face to face with true heartache nine years ago when she lost her husband, a Coast Guard veteran, during a routine lung exam. The following year […]

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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