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Project Rachel finds a place at Charleston area colleges

CHARLESTON — Oct. 10 was a significant day for post-abortion healing with the launch of the first college chapter of Project Rachel for the College of Charleston and The Citadel. Project Rachel is a national ministry of the Catholic Church that has been providing post-abortion healing for women and men throughout the world for more […]

Finding the soul of African-American sacred music

GREENVILLE — Participants at the Archbishop James Patterson Lykes Conference, hosted by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, were exposed to the evangelizing power of African-American sacred music in the Catholic Church this summer. Jesuit Father Joseph Brown, Ph.D., director of Black American Studies at Southern Illinois University in Cabondale, spoke on the healing power of […]

Kathleen Poole, organizer of first state March for Life, dies at 71

COLUMBIA — Kathleen Walsh Poole, chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Citizens for Life and the organizer of the first March for Life in the state, died Nov. 10 at the age of 71. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 13 at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at St. Peter Catholic […]

St. Joseph’s named a top 50 school

GREENVILLE — In just its 11th year of existence, St. Joseph’s Catholic School has achieved the distinction of being named to the 2004 Catholic High School Honor Roll, ranking it among the top 50 Catholic secondary schools in the nation. Known as St. Joseph’s Catholic School since the addition of its middle school last year, […]

Junior high rally shows youths how they can answer God’s call

COLUMBIA — Nearly 500 Catholic junior high students from 32 parishes gathered at the White Oak Conference Center Nov. 6 to explore how they will respond to God’s call. Jerry White, director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston, told the group that they don’t have to wait […]

Sax-playing Father Henry Burke dies at 86

CONWAY — Father Henry J. Burke died Sept. 9. He was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held today at St. James Church. The burial was private. Father Burke was born July 5, 1918, in Red Bank, N.J., a son of the late Harry and Mary Cogan Burke. He attended St. James Elementary School […]

Sacred Heart begins its 50th year

GAFFNEY — It’s the kind of parish where even the ushers are in shirtsleeves for Sunday Mass. People are familiar with each other, talk to each other’s kids and act generally as if they are one big family. Of course, “big” is a relative term when talking about Sacred Heart Church. There are 225 registered […]

Literacy program takes off in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN — This story about good people begins with one woman making a phone call. Millie Cafcules, a parishioner at Precious Blood of Christ Church in Pawleys Island, was recruited for the social outreach committee shortly after losing her husband. Statistics indicate that approximately 30 percent of adults in Georgetown County have low literacy skills […]

Father Titus Fulcher leads Greek Catholics

CHARLESTON — When Father Titus Fulcher made the decision to “come home to the Catholic church” from the Eastern Orthodox church, he never imagined that he would be leading a small group of parishioners in worship each Sunday. On May 2 he and 25 Greek Catholics met for the first time at Sacred Heart Church, […]

St. Martin de Porres plans for a new church

COLUMBIA — For the first time in the long history of St. Martin de Porres Church, its parishioners rather than a religious order will be responsible for building a new church. The first and second church structures were built by the Dominican priests who ministered in Columbia for many years. Once again the congregation has […]

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