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Msgr. Duffy, activist for social justice, dies at 71

CHARLESTON — Msgr. Thomas R. Duffy, pastor of St. Michael Church in Garden City, died Sept. 25. He was 71. Msgr. Duffy was born on Nov. 1, 1932, in Charleston. He was the son of the late John J. Duffy and Mary McMahon Duffy. He attended Cathedral and Sacred Heart elementary schools and Bishop England […]

St. Benedict Church celebrates five years of fellowship

Mount Pleasant — St. Benedict Church is celebrating its five-year milestone as a community. The church held its first Mass on Sept. 5, 1999, at Thomas Lynch Hall Community Center in Dunes West. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer, administrator of the parish, remembers the celebration of the initial Mass in an atmosphere of joyful anticipation of what […]

Changes made in diocesan offices; three priests receive papal honors

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker has announced some honors and some changes in the diocesan administration. Pope John Paul II has given the title of Protonotary Apostolic to Msgr. Joseph Roth and Msgr. Charles Rowland. Father Martin Laughlin, pastor of St. Francis by the Sea Church in Hilton Head, has received the title of […]

Community memorializes 9-11 victims

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Droning bagpipes, an overcast sky and a looming ladder truck accented a special Mass held at Our Lady Star of the Sea to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. As fire chief Tom Barstow talked with parish member Ed Vaitis before the service, a man walked into […]

Greenhaws gave it all up to deliver the Word

GREENVILLE — Lloyd and Nancy Greenhaw spoke to 50,000 people at one time in Rwanda a few months ago, yet they expended as much energy holding a mission for less than 100 a night at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish on the weekend of Oct. 15-17. “The folks here are so friendly,” Lloyd Greenhaw […]

Work-filled days help to rebuild the fallen body and soul

The Cenacle Community, known by its Italian name Comunita Cenacolo, is sending men from its Our Lady of Hope house in Florida to South Carolina. On Oct. 8, they will present a play on the prodigal son at Bishop England High School. On Oct. 10, they will give testimonies at the Rosary Celebration in North […]

St. Joseph choir goes to Carnegie Hall

COLUMBIA — Teresa Riley, director of music at St. Joseph Church in Columbia, continues to take her choirs to new heights. The members of the church’s Bel Canto Choir would never have imaged that they would be performing with three famous community choirs at Carnegie Hall in New York. After auditioning, the Bel Canto Choir […]

Sister Ritter honored by foundation for selfless community giving

CHARLESTON — Sister Mary Joseph Ritter of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is the 24th recipient of the Coastal Community Foundation’s Haven Award for Selfless Community Giving. Sister Ritter received the award at a Sept. 22 event at the Charleston Place Hotel. Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (CCF) is a public grant-making foundation […]

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 […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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