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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 […]

Catechist workshop emphasizes using God-given gifts

CHARLESTON — Children as well as adults have been given gifts, and no gift is more special or more important than another, according to Sister Caroljean Willie. The keynote speaker at the annual catechist workshop sponsored by the Coastal Association of Directors of Religious Education said that learning how to use one’s gifts is a […]

St. Martin de Porres School begins new year of independence

COLUMBIA — Two years ago St. Martin De Porres School became a diocesan school, rather than a parish school. That is, the diocesan Catholic Schools Office oversees decisions made on behalf of the school. The purpose is to enable the school to become financially stable again. Two years ago the school was struggling to remain […]

Church feeds its flock with Wednesday meals

SPARTANBURG — Clang! Clang! Clang! Come and get it! That’s the dinner bell ringing at Jesus, Our Risen Savior Church for a tasty sit-down dinner every Wednesday from 5-6:15 p.m. Alison Efimetz, the new youth minister at the parish, came up with the idea of family meals, and it’s proved to be a hit. Families […]

Msgr. Kelly, beloved friend and priest, dies at 77

CHARLESTON — Msgr. Robert J. Kelly, a priest who touched thousands of lives through his charismatic pastoral and educational ministry, died Sept. 6 after an extended illness. He was 77. “Msgr. Kelly was an extraordinary priest,” Bishop Robert J. Baker said. “His loss will be felt not only by the Catholic community of the Diocese […]

Cenacolo delivers message of God’s love

They spent weeks rehearsing. They built an entire two-tier stage set, wrote a modern day mystery play on the prodigal son, choreographed dance moves, and composed compelling music to accompany the story. The members of the Our Lady of Hope Community of the international Comunita Cenacolo came to South Carolina. They braved the one-way streets […]

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 […]

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