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Lowcountry Deanery of SCCCW off to a steady start

HILTON HEAD — This year the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women responded to the voices of Catholic women in parishes from Colleton County and points south. It formed a Lowcountry Deanery, and Phyllis Atkins, a parishioner at St. Francis by the Sea, has taken the helm as its first president. Atkins, a resident of […]

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville honor South Carolina friends, donors

COLUMBIA — The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Ky., gathered with friends and donors at Cardinal Newman School for brunch Oct. 10. The sisters used this opportunity to show appreciation for the donors. Through their generous funding and ongoing relationship with the sisters, the donors have enabled the sisters to continue their ministries and ensure the […]

Seminarian leads classes refuting ‘The DaVinci Code’

AIKEN — When Andrew J. Trapp wanted to do something for his home parish, he decided to expose the falsehoods in a popular book. The seminarian of the Diocese of Charleston held a series of three classes from July 25 to Aug. 8 on “The DaVinci Code” at St. Mary Help of Christians Church because […]

De Myhrer brings Hispanic women together in ESOL

COLUMBIA — Imagine being a young mother with small children, stuck at home in a foreign country without any means of transportation and unable to communicate because of a language barrier. There are no quick trips to the grocery store or spontaneous chats with a girlfriend, just waiting for a tired husband to return home, […]

Roundtable to bridge language gap

CONWAY — Area Hispanic Catholics took part in a special ceremony Aug. 15 at the Church of St. James. They celebrated a newly formed Hispanic-English Knights of Columbus roundtable. Grand Knight Dan Smith of Council 7531 said he was happy to welcome his Hispanic brothers into the Knights. “They will be the nucleus of that […]

Panel discussion on life issues draws crowd to St. Mary

GREENVILLE — Joe Hewes drove 50 miles to St. Mary Church on the evening of Oct. 14 to hear a panel discussion on life issues. Hewes is retired and goes to Mass four days a week. “I figure I’ve heard over 3,000 homilies in the past 17 years, and I have never heard one about […]

Third part of Marriage for Life program teaches family dynamics, goals

AIKEN — Praise and gratitude came from the couples who completed the last of the three sessions of “Marriage for Life: A Sincere Gift of Self Workshop,” offered at St. Mary Help of Christians. John Howard from Rock Hill found the workshop to be a good investment for him and his fiancée. “Often couples spend […]

Father Michael De Antonio, former dean of Piedmont Deanery, dies at 58

CHARLESTON — Father Michael R. De Antonio, pastor of St. Paul, the Apostle Church in Spartanburg, died Aug. 12 while on vacation in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 58. A wake was held at St. Paul, the Apostle Church Aug. 17. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Cathedral of St. John the […]

Father Matthew Linn to speak at Charismatic Conference

COLUMBIA — The 2004 South Carolina Charismatic Conference will be held Oct. 29 – 31 at St. John Neumann School, located at 721 Polo Road. The keynote speaker this year is Jesuit Father Matthew Linn, superior of the Cenacle Retreat House program in Minneapolis, Minn. He is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists […]

Cardinal Newman exceeds expectations

COLUMBIA — “Forming Lives of Excellence in the Catholic Tradition” is the mission statement of Cardinal Newman High School, and with the implementation of such a mission comes success in areas both tangible and intangible. One positive result of putting Catholic values in the forefront of education is that more families are now turning to […]

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