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Schaaf does it all, with panache

BEAUFORT – Speaking about his wife of 45 years, Jack Schaaf said: “She doesn’t let me get old.” That is exactly the reaction a lot of people have once they experience the dynamism of Nancy Schaaf. Moving to Beaufort in 1985 after a career as a military officer’s wife and a mother of four, Schaaf […]

Mark Landry Trail is born at Jesus, Our Risen Savior

SPARTANBURG – Deep in the woods behind Jesus, Our Risen Savior Church, dozens of parishioners spent a recent Saturday morning sweating among stinging insects and spewing sawdust to help realize a vision. The vision belonged to a boy who was struck with the idea of memorializing a friend as he planned a project to earn […]

St. Mary Magdalene Child Development Center opens

SIMPSONVILLE – Once the Conner Ministries Center was complete and blessed by Bishop Robert J. Baker, parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene wasted no time putting it to use. A grand opening for the St. Mary Magdalene Child Development Center is scheduled for Aug. 24. It is housed in the ministries building and in a new […]

Two new Upstate Catholic schools open

GREENVILLE — The new school year is here, and two Catholic schools are offering Upstate parents more education options for their children than they had this time last year. For the first time, Prince of Peace Parish in Taylors is offering a first-grade and a second-grade class, and St. Joseph Catholic School (formerly St. Joseph […]

Funeral services held for Sister Miriam Beall

CHARLESTON – Sister Miriam Beall of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy died at the Motherhouse Sept. 17. Sister Beall, formerly Mary Theresa Beall, daughter of George V. and Delia Gray Beall, was born Dec. 22, 1905, in Cuthbert, Ga. She was a graduate of St. Angela Academy in Aiken and entered […]

Shelley represents ‘all that is right about teenagers’

Just when a parent thinks his or her child does not have a chance to avoid the negative influences of our culture, someone like Vickie Shelley comes along and restores hope in today’s youth. Shelley, a recent graduate of Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia, will be attending Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Her star […]

Catechetical workshop gives participants helpful hints

COLUMBIA – “Everything You Need to Know About Being a Good Catechist But Were Afraid to Ask” could have been the subtitle of the recent Midland Deanery Catechetical Workshop, “Sowers of God’s Peace,” held at St. Joseph Parish Life Center Sept. 13. Experienced catechists and parish leaders presented topics on prayer, ecumenism, confession, saints, youth […]

Diocese updates sex abuse policy

CHARLESTON — Revisions to the Diocese of Charleston’s sex abuse policy have been completed and now the diocese awaits its turn in a national audit to document the progress made in implementation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Bishop Robert J. Baker accepted revisions […]

Speaker explores pope’s Theology of the Body

COLUMBIA — The song “Dive” was the appropriate motivator for Family Honor staff, presenters and interns as they prepared for an intensive daylong crash course on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Aug.2, at the Whitney Hotel. Unpacking the Theology of the Body for the layperson is what speaker Katrina Zeno does best, […]

St. Cyprian Church celebrates two milestones of service to the poor

GEORGETOWN – St. Cyprian Church celebrated a special weekend Sept. 19-21. The parish marked 52 years of existence and the anniversary of the Daughters of Charity who have given a decade of service there. Parish Council President Ralph Edwards and Sister Kathleen Driscoll, DC, also welcomed two special guests, Sister Magdalen Barnes and Sister Patricia […]

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