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2005

Our Lady of Hope Church dedicated

MANNING — Two years ago Bishop Robert J. Baker dedicated the Diocese of Charleston to Our Lady of Joyful Hope. On Dec. 7 he dedicated Manning’s new church to Our Lady of Hope. In his homily Bishop Baker tied the meaning of the feast of the Immaculate Conception to the devotion to Our Lady of […]



‘One love unites us’ at Guadalupe festival

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — The parish of St. John of the Cross had to rent a huge catering hall for its ninth annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration on Dec. 11. Nearly 800 people gathered for the fiesta. “This is the first year we’ve had it indoors,” said parishioner Joan Tworzyanski. “We used to have […]


Joshua Myers: Overcoming the predictions

BY LAURA PFIZENMEYER YORK — If miracles are defined as living testaments to the power of faith, hope and love, Joshua Myers is one. This year the 17-year-old became an Eagle Scout, played football for the Clover High Eagles and served as a commentator at Mass — accomplishments that he should never have been able […]


Hermits called to a life of prayer and solitude

BY NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — After 80 years and six children, Doris Hadden settled into a new life. She’s a hermit. But she doesn’t live in the woods. Hadden took public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience last year before Bishop Robert J. Baker. A lay Carmelite since 1956, she always felt her spiritual life […]


Schenck tells youth that they have the power to save lives

BY BROOKSI HUDSON GOOSE CREEK — Youth and adults gathered for a rousing talk by Dr. Paul Schenck, executive director of the National Pro-Life Action Center, at Immaculate Conception Church Nov. 6. Schenck, a former Protestant minister and recent Catholic convert, told the crowd that he became active in pro-life issues after two of his […]


Author of Mother Angelica’s bio supports Catholic radio

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — In an effort to bring the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) to a broader area in the Lowcountry, members of the Lowcountry board of Mediatrix Catholic radio and local supporters met at the Mills House Nov. 2. Raymond Arroyo, news director and lead anchor at EWTNews and host of the […]


Diocese exceeds Rosaries for Life goal

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE The official tally is in: 31,007 rosaries were prayed for life issues during the month of October in the Diocese of Charleston. The prayers were part of the national Rosaries for Life effort that takes place each October during Respect Life Month. Once again, the diocese surpassed its goal of 25,000 rosaries […]


Sister Johnson, former Catholic Charities social worker, dies at 82

SINSINAWA, Wis. — Sister Elaine Johnson, OP (Malcolm), a former social worker for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Charleston, died at St. Dominic Villa Oct. 21. The funeral Mass was celebrated in Queen of the Rosary Chapel Oct. 24. Burial was in the motherhouse cemetery. Sister Johnson was born May 21, 1923, in Chicago, […]


St. Mary in Rock Hill grows into new church

BY LAURA PFIZENMAYER ROCK HILL — Several hundred St. Mary parishioners and friends gathered for a historic groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 6. Steady growth in this Midlands parish has resulted in plans for a new building that will seat 475 people. When the newly ordained Oratorian Father Edward Wahl first organized St. Mary in 1946, his […]


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