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Rosaries help two BEHS teens fund senior trip to Rome

CHARLESTON — Mary Helen Frick and her friend Bridgette Kelleher have found a unique way to take a senior trip, by making and selling rosaries. The two Bishop England High School students are planning to join their classmates on a pilgrimage to Rome. The trip begins March 24 and costs $2,100. Students are required to […]

Black Catholics from across the state gather for annual Day of Reflection

by Brooksi Hudson CHARLESTON — The annual Black Catholic Day of Reflection brought church leaders throughout the diocese to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Jan. 29. The event covered topics of racism, leadership, ethnic diversity, and music. The keynote speaker for the Day of Reflection was Beverly Carroll, executive director of the U.S. […]

A tribute to Father William Kinney

By Ron Kolodziej I am from St. Anthony Parish in Florence. I was volunteering as interpreter of sign language and religious education instructor when St. Mary Church on Yonges Island advertised for someone to teach a young deaf girl about God and Mass, and prepare her for Holy Communion. Msgr. Thomas Duffy, my pastor at […]

Msgr. Fleming McManus dies at 80

CHARLESTON — Msgr. J. Fleming McManus, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died Jan. 7 at the age of 80. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 12 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery on James Island. Msgr. McManus was born Dec. 16, 1924, […]

Msgrs. Laughlin, Roth and Rowland receive papal honors

Three priests of the Diocese of Charleston were bestowed with papal honors recently: Msgrs. Martin T. Laughlin, Joseph R. Roth, and Charles H. Rowland. Bishop Robert J. Baker presided at the ceremonies, which took place during Advent. In his homily, Bishop Baker said, “ ‘Be prepared’ is the Boy Scout motto. It is also the […]

Our Daily Rest project kicks off in the Upstate

SENECA — Eight churches in Oconee County have banded together to build the first-ever homeless shelter in the area, addressing a need that stays hidden from the outside. Known as The Golden Corner, Oconee County runs along the Georgia border up into the North Carolina mountains. It is the home of the famously clear Lake […]

Holiday house tours a successful fund-raiser for St. Peter School

BEAUFORT — The third annual Homes for the Holidays house tours raised $44,000 for the St. Peter Catholic School Educational Endowment Fund, which provides opportunities for an education at St. Peter to those unable to afford the tuition. The tours were Nov. 19-21 at Dataw Island. The 2002 Homes for the Holidays tours raised $30,000, […]

Two professionals leave their careers to become middle school teachers

GREENVILLE  — This is the story of two men who changed horses in mid-stream. Not only that, but they  switched to a nag that most others shy away from. Joel S. Brandon and Jay Tierney left 20-year professional careers to become middle school teachers. Both enrolled in a one-year graduate program at Clemson University and […]

Prayer and devotion help save lives

by Msgr. Donald Gorski ZORRITOS, Peru — Merry Christmas! May that Jesus, who is “Life” — fill you with his Life! We see him doing that here in so many marvelous ways. I stand in awe as I watch the wondrous ways that he works. I’ll say it again, “Somebody, somewhere, is praying for this […]

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