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Knights of Columbus praise pope as ‘brilliant flare of hope and strength’

GREENVILLE — The state deputy of the Knights of Columbus in South Carolina said that his fraternal organization of Catholic men mourns the death of Pope John Paul II, and called the late pope’s life a miracle. “To think that this man became a Catholic priest after surviving Hitler and then communism reminds us of […]

Not a crisis of faith, but rather a crisis of love

In a recent conversation, a distressed friend expressed his dismay over the modern crisis of faith. He described various movements which seemed to support it. The discussion provoked some thought: Is he right? Is there a crisis of faith? Has faith lost? It would seem that faith is very dominant and influential in many people’s […]

The many faces of Maury Reed

GREENVILLE — Will the real Maury Reed please stand up? Upstate theatergoers think of Reed in his lead roles in St. Joseph’s Catholic School’s theater productions, as the kvetching Jewish patriarch Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” or as the proper Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady.” Players on the rugby greens of North and […]

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 […]

Midlands area remembers the pontiff’s visit to S.C.

COLUMBIA — Msgr. Charles Rowland has had the joy of meeting Pope John Paul II on several occasions. When he came to Columbia in 1987, Msgr. Rowland was the vicar general of the Diocese of Charleston under Bishop Ernest L. Unterkoefler. He remembers standing with the pope at the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium […]

Oratory dedicates new evangelist icons at Newman Lecture

BY LAURA PFIZENMEYER ROCK HILL — “Faith and the Poetic Imagination” was the theme of the 25th annual Cardinal Newman Lecture at The Oratory recently. The lecture was part of a day of spirituality that began with a call to prayer and the blessing of The Oratory’s new evangelist icons by their creator, Father Damian […]

Pee Dee pastors help parishioners honor the pope

BY TIM BULLARD NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Catholics in the Grand Strand area had opportunities to grieve and rejoice together for their late spiritual leader Pope John Paul II. At St. Andrew Church, nearly 400 people attended a liturgy that was celebrated in honor of the pope on the day of his funeral, April 8. […]

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 […]

Mothers and daughters bond at ‘¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina!’ workshop

COLUMBIA — A special workshop, “¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina!” (I Am Unique! I Am Latina!), brought Hispanic/Latina girls and their mothers together for a day of learning, sharing and bonding March 19. The workshop, an installment in the series “Exito Para Nuestra Gente” (Success for Our People), was part of a Hispanic grant initiative from […]

Lowcountry residents say pope celebrated ‘unity of our diversity’

CHARLESTON — While people around the world continue to mourn the passing of Pope John Paul II, they are reminded of the impact that he had on the lives of millions across denominational and geographical lines. Richard Todd, host of “The Morning Buzz” on News Talk 1250 WTMA in Charleston, saw the pope while a […]

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