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2004

Bishop, priest, seminarian all agree — the future is bright

SIMPSONVILLE – On the eve of his return to Rome for three more years of priestly formation, seminarian Michael Cassabon expressed optimism about the future of the priesthood. Both a prominent priest in the Upstate and the bishop of South Carolina agreed with him. “Young people are searching for meaning in their lives and for […]


Florence Kaster dedicates life to rural evangelization

KINGSTREE — The Gospel calls upon all of the Lord’s disciples to spread the good news. The duty of evangelizing is not limited to priests and religious. Most of us lead lives that only allow playing a supporting role, but for one long-term lay resident of Kingstree, more has been asked and more has certainly […]


May Leong travels the path to sanctity

May Leong had a perfectly normal upbringing during a very unsettled time for Chinese-Americans. Her father, a schoolteacher in China, came to America and became a businessman in the 1920s. He overcame the effects of the Exclusion Act and was successful at importing and exporting supplies for Chinese restaurants. He even constructed his own office […]


Life Chains link up in Lowcountry

GOOSE CREEK — To mark the beginning of Respect Life Month, parishioners from Immaculate Conception here and Blessed Sacrament in Charleston formed Life Chains in their respective cities. Respect Life Month was launched by bishops of the United States in 1972 as an annual educational program. Life Chain is a national campaign in which “churches […]


St. Joseph Residence at Carter-May Home nears completion

The St. Joseph Residence for retired priests is receiving its finishing touches. The Carter-May Home in Charleston has been renovated and expanded to include two new wings, one of which is the St. Joseph Residence. The project is scheduled for completion in early November. After 14 months of construction, the staff, residents, and those waiting […]


St. Cyprian parishioners say good-bye to Sister Driscoll

GEORGETOWN — Sister Kathleen Driscoll, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, will leave St. Cyprian Parish a much different place than it was when she arrived 10 years ago. But don’t expect her to take much credit. “I want to make it clear that everything that happened in the last 10 years […]


Concert benefits Peruvian mission

COLUMBIA — Nineteen-year-old Gretchen Chardos has watched her parents, Hank and Sally — the executive directors of Birthright and HomeWorks of Columbia — generously work to help people in need. Now she has been able to put her own leadership skills and talents into action. The youth single-handedly organized a benefit concert for HomeWorks’ annual […]


Official Diocese of Charleston assignments

The following assignments have been made by Bishop Robert J. Baker: Effective Sept. 1:Rev. Venancio Amidar, administrator of St. Ann Parish, Holly Hill/Santee, and St. Mary – Our Lady of Hope Parish, Summerton/Manning;Rev. Michael T. Corrigan, administrator of St. Gerard, Aiken;Rev. Michael T. Corrigan, parochial vicar of St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken. Effective Sept. […]


Author Rychlak clears up misconceptions about Pope Pius XII

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Distinguished Catholic author Ronald Rychlak, law professor at Mississippi State University, spoke to a full house at Stella Maris Aug. 2. His critically acclaimed novel “Hitler, the War, and the Pope” attempts to clear up decades of misconceptions surrounding Pope Pius XII and reports of his alliance with the Nazi regime during […]


Father Chuck Snopek is on a mission

SPARTANBURG — Father Chuck Snopek came out of retirement about a year ago to take over the reins at Jesus, Our Risen Savior. Now he’s on a mission to restore the parish’s “primal innocence.” That’s the vibrant, energetic atmosphere that Father Snopek first felt here in 1986. He was a deacon back then, and spent […]


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