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Lowcountry priests lauded on appreciation day

BY BROOKSI HUDSON DANIEL ISLAND — Catholics from the tri-county area met at Bishop England High School Sept. 1 to show their appreciation of Lowcountry clergy at the second annual Priest Appreciation reception. Twenty-five active and retired priests attended and were presented with a ceramic dish and handmade rosaries. Rob Fowler, chief meteorologist for News […]

Volunteers at Loris Family Clinic help farm workers stay well

BY TIM BULLARD LORIS — The Loris Family Clinic is a free clinic for seasonal farm workers and their families. It is a direct way in which the health of Hispanic seasonal farm workers and their families is being bettered through a partnership between Loris Healthcare System and Little River Medical Center. Dr. Luis D. […]

Msgr. Roth receives Channel 5 award

CHARLESTON — The local CBS affiliate television station honored Msgr. Joseph R. Roth, vicar general, recently. He was selected as a member of the Live 5 Hall of Fame, for people who contribute to their community. Bill Sharpe, anchorman, surprised Msgr. Roth with television cameras at the chancery offices, presented him with a special pin […]

The Catholic Church calls the faithful to be ‘at mission’

Want to become a missionary without leaving your home or office? People who donate to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith are only a few steps away from making a difference in their shared faith with someone on the other side of the world. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith provides […]

Bishop Baker authors two publications

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker achieved two publishing milestones this month with the release of his first pastoral letter, “The Redemption of Our Bodies,” and a book, “When Did We See You, Lord?” co-authored by Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Father Benedict Groeschel (Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2005). The pastoral letter gives an affectionate […]

Poor Clare Sister Beha celebrates 60 years of working for the Lord

BY BROOKSI HUDSON GREENVILLE — Poor Clare Sister Marie Beha was honored on her 60th jubilee with a special Mass and reception at the convent Aug. 2. Father Thomas Vigliotta, OFM, celebrated Mass, and 40 guests celebrated with Sister Beha, including one of her former college students. Sister Beha has been a part of the […]

Church group offers support for divorced people

BY BROOKSI HUDSON MOUNT PLEASANT — As the national divorce rate rises, Catholics are finding that they are not immune to the epidemic. To meet the needs of those wrestling with the idea or reality of divorce, Christ Our King Church offers much-needed support. Following a painful divorce in 1998, Mary Svendsen, a clinical psychologist […]

Diocese launches ‘Our Heritage, Our Hope’ capital campaign

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker today asked Catholics to actively support their faith when he launched “Our Heritage, Our Hope,” a campaign to raise $32,000,000 for ministries and projects throughout the state of South Carolina. During a press conference, Bishop Baker released a statement asking Catholics to help take responsibility for the campaign’s financial […]

State Fair booth evangelizes thousands

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Volunteers from around the state are mustering support for the Catholic booth that provides information on the faith to people attending the annual State Fair. The Catholic booth can be found in the Hampton Building at the fairgrounds from Oct. 6-16. Volunteers work the booth day and night. They are […]

Make plans now to attend ‘Fire at the Beach’ Sept. 16-17

MYRTLE BEACH — Catholics who want to deepen their knowledge of the faith and grow in fellowship with other Catholics from around the diocese might want to note that the deadline to register for “Fire at the Beach” is nearing. The Diocese of Charleston will officially wrap up the papal Year of the Eucharist and […]

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