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Student fashion show models style in modesty

SPARTANBURG — At the second annual Fashions in Vogue fashion show April 17, Catholic girls demonstrated that modesty is stylish. Dozens of high school and middle school girls modeled attire that ranged from beachwear to formal gowns while guests sampled strawberries and cakes at a chocolate fountain. The models are members of Challenge Girls Club, […]

N.Y. students lend a hand at St. Ann Outreach in Kingstree

BY BROOKSI HUDSON KINGSTREE — Sisters Susanne Dziedzic and Johanna Ciezobka, two Felician Sisters of North America (FSNA) who run St. Ann Outreach Center, received a breath of fresh air when six Villa Maria College students spent their spring break helping out March 28-April 2. Student groups not only save the sisters a tremendous amount […]

New sanctuary window enriches worship space

MAULDIN — The artist who designed the new sanctuary window at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church proved to be as masterful at understatement as she is at her art. “I like to work with vibrant colors,” said Lou Ellen Beckham-Davis, a stained-glass artist. The window, once made of clear glass, is a massive circular structure […]

Elease Amas-Goodwin, Sister Roberta Thoen are SCCCW women of the year

GREENVILLE — The 75th annual convention of the S.C. Conference of Catholic Women was dedicated to the late Msgr. Thomas Duffy, long a deanery moderator for the SCCCW, and held in remembrance of the late Pope John Paul II. The conference was held at the Embassy Suites April 15 – 17. The big news of […]

BSA surpasses $1.4 million

CHARLESTON — The 2005 Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal has gotten off to a great start according to James Myers, director of the Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement for the Diocese of Charleston. Myers said that initial reports from parish returns show that the diocese has received $1,112,771 in one-time donations with an additional $302,675 in […]

St. Joseph Parish dedicates mosaic of the Holy Family

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The empty space between the new St. Joseph Parish Life Center and St. Joseph School presented itself as an opportunity for Angel Allen, a mosaic/tile artist, to create a lasting image that would connect the new building with the old. On April 22 the Holy Family Mosaic was blessed and […]

Cathedral Girls’ Choir selected to sing in Rome

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — The Girl’s Choir at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was given a distinct honor when it was chosen to represent the United States in the International Congress for Youth Choirs, to take place Dec. 26 – Jan. 2 in Rome. The weeklong event will be a time for […]

Leaders remember the inspiration of Pope John Paul II

Below, Bishop Robert J. Baker, retired Bishop David B. Thompson and Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta give their reflections on Pope John Paul II. The 264th Pope, Vicar of Christ, and successor of St. Peter is now with the Lord in eternal life. Pope John Paul II died at 2:37 p.m. Charleston time, 9:37 […]

Spelling bee brings Catholic students together

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Jackie McSorley, a fifth-grader from St. Joseph School, won this year’s Catholic Schools Spelling Bee with a word that would make Martha Stewart blush: tippee. A tippee is one who receives a tip, especially in insider trading. Jackie won after fourth-grader Sherill Nelson from St. Martin de Porres School left […]

Youth still feel the impact of John Paul II

CHARLESTON — As Pope Benedict XVI prepares for his installation, young people in the Diocese of Charleston remember being moved by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II. Jerry White, director of the Office of Youth and Young Adults for the Diocese of Charleston, led several trips to World Youth Days. He said Pope John Paul […]

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