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2005

St. Francis quilters pass on ‘a little bit of love’

WALHALLA — Virginia B. “Jenny” Grobusky wanted to add some color and warmth to the lives of hurricane refugees from the Gulf Coast, so she got a bunch of quilters together and started working. Nearly two dozen women from western Oconee County made 136 quilts by hand in a two-month blitz. “They worked every Wednesday […]


Bishop England stance on Race for the Cure an educational one

DANIEL ISLAND — When Bishop England High School took a pro-life stance and withdrew its support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, it took some criticism in the community but the action was educational. The school withdrew use of its campus and computers for the Oct. 22 race because the foundation supports […]


St. Joseph’s Catholic School shoots for a new gym

GREENVILLE — Jan Carino finally believed it when the earth moved. Carino has been the athletic director of St. Joseph’s Catholic School for the past eight years. Each fall she labors to schedule practices and home games for six basketball teams (boys and girls middle school, junior varsity and varsity) in rented facilities, and each […]


Boy Scouts find fun and faith at first Catholic Camporee in South Carolina

CHERAW — Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from across the state assembled at Camp Coker for a weekend of outdoor activities and instruction Oct. 13-15. They fired rifles, shot arrows, paddled canoes, learned to tie knots, practiced realistic first-aid and slept in tents. The only difference from a normal camporee was that it was sponsored […]


College students hear about dating and the value of chastity

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — It was standing room only at the St. Thomas More Center Oct. 18 when the University of South Carolina’s Newman Club invited Family Honor presenters Thomas and Karen Provost to speak on “Dating, Marriage, and Chastity.” “I think that college students are very aware that a relationship they might have […]


Donations will help churches provide Thanksgiving dinner for those in need

COLUMBIA — It’s turkey season and Robert Keeder is out hunting — hunting for people who will show their generosity to those in need. Each year the dedicated Columbian and a corps of interfaith volunteers engage in a labor of love, garnering funds and support to provide a meal for hungry people on Thanksgiving Day, […]


The lesson of the Year of the Eucharist

ROME, Italy — Last month I went to St. Peter’s Basilica to pray for a friend’s daughter who was getting married. Near the basilica, I was surrounded by hundreds of elementary school children. Looking around I saw a crowd of thousands. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but I felt as if I had […]


South Carolina Catholics give over $1 million in hurricane relief

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — As relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina evacuees continue, Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Charleston has been overwhelmed with cases. By Nov. 2 there were 3,860 evacuees registered through the Federal Emergency Management Act in the state of South Carolina. More than 1,000 heads of households were registered in the […]


Evangelization of America will change the world, conference speaker says

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — The Holy Spirit and the evangelization of the American culture will be the key to changing the world, Paulist Father Bruce Nieli told the crowd at the 2005 South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference. The priest brought his experience, his sense of humor, and his love for the Catholic Church to […]


In the Peruvian Mission, ‘We do what we can, with what we’ve got’

BY TAYLOR SMITH GREENVILLE — Mary Helen Ragland and I travelled to Peru this summer, spending 14 days in a large parish north of Lima, located on the equator. The pastor of this massive parish, Msgr. Donald Gorski, was our pastor at St. Mary Church in Greenville for seven years, and is now a missionary […]


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