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Radio host encourages all Catholics to become apologists

SIMPSONVILLE — When Carrie Vaughn of St. Mary Magdalene Parish was struggling to understand her faith, apologist John Martignoni came to her rescue on Catholic radio station WCKI, 1300-am. “I started listening to him on my lunch hour,” she said. “He kept answering my questions, so I called the Catholic Radio Station to get his […]

Providence Hospital CEO honored

COLUMBIA — Sister Judith Ann Karam, president and chief executive officer of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Hospital Association June 12. Sister Judith Ann also serves as president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System (CSA Health System) in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

22 years of adoration at Blessed Sacrament

CHARLESTON — Perpetual adoration has been going strong for 22 years at Blessed Sacrament Church. That’s 24 hours a day, 168 hours a week, 8,736 hours a year, for an amazing total of 192,192 hours over the 22-year span. Dedicated people who have made a commitment to spend a Holy Hour in the presence of […]

Class of 2006 has ‘unique qualities’

Seniors at the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Charleston took steps into the future during recent weeks. Nearly 300 students received diplomas at graduation ceremonies around the diocese. Here is a look at those ceremonies and some of the achievements of the Class of 2006. Sumter At St. Francis Xavier High School, […]

St. Michael Church dedicates new center to its former pastor

GARDEN CITY — Bishop Robert J. Baker joined with the faithful from one of the Grand Strand’s fastest-growing churches on May 7 to formally dedicate a building named after a beloved priest. The Duffy Center at St. Michael Church is a multi-purpose building that can seat up to 1,000 people. It is named for the […]

Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $65,000 in grants

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 25 Caritas Fund grants totaling $65,500 to non-profit and faith-based organizations across the state. As a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina makes Caritas awards twice a year to non-profit and faith-based […]

McLaughlin will be new principal of St. Anne School

ROCK HILL – St. Anne School will have a new leader on June 12 when Lawrence McLaughlin takes over as principal. “I am humbled by the selection and truly excited about the opportunity to work with faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly, the students of St. Anne School,” McLaughlin said in a press release. McLaughlin […]

Upstate bids farewell to Paulists

SENECA – Fond memories, tears and laughter abounded as approximately 800 people gathered at St. Paul the Apostle Mission to bid farewell to the Paulist Fathers. The Paulists, based in New York, are downsizing their ministry and leaving in June after having served the Upstate area for nearly 66 years. Parishioners and Paulist priests – […]

Grillo leaves diocese to go to CRS

CHARLESTON – Dorothy Grillo’s impact on Catholic social ministries in South Carolina will be felt far into the future. Grillo stepped down on May 12 as director of the Office of Social Minis-tries and Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Charleston. After successfully managing a laundry list of projects during her seven-year tenure, she will […]

St. Peter Church consecrated

BEAUFORT – St. Peter Church took a historic step forward with the consecration of a new building April 29. The new worship space is especially welcome because the parish, like others in the Beaufort area, has experienced phenomenal growth in the past decade, said May Inglis, communications director for the parish. The parish previously used […]

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