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2005

Pro-lifers honor S.C. march founder, Kathleen Poole

by Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — On Jan. 22, 1974, Kathleen Poole organized the first march to the state Capitol in Columbia with about nine other marchers. She did not let the small numbers discourage her. They were going to be the voice for the voiceless. Last November, the fearless fighter for life lost her battle […]


Parents, students find joy in faith-based education

by Kathy Schmugge COLUMBIA — Across the country, Catholic elementary and secondary schools are celebrating their important role in providing faith-based education during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 5. The Diocese of Charleston’s two diocesan high schools, two private high schools, and 25 diocesan and parochial elementary schools are no exception. The tradition of setting […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
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    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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