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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 […]

Reflections from Rome on the pope’s passing

There is something different about Italy. Thousand-year-old monuments tell the story of an empire passed; gorgeous and ornate churches speak to the great Christian heritage lived out especially in this country. Friendly people welcome you into their homes as if you are family. Streets bustle with traffic and people trying to visit the historic churches […]

Carmelite priest brings new life to Murphy Village

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE MURPHY VILLAGE — The people of St. Edward Church consider their parish priest, Carmelite Father Cherian Thalakulam, to be an answer to a prayer. During his three years at the parish, Father Thalakulam has won the hearts and the trust of the people while encouraging them to do more for themselves and […]

In S.C. visit, Pope John Paul II focused on Christian unity and the family

In September 1987 Pope John Paul II visited nine cities in the United States. Columbia, S.C., was his second stop. Here, he focused on the topics of ecumenism and Christian leadership and the importance of the family. The pope’s visit to South Carolina was a brief moment in time, a mere five hours, but it’s […]

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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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