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2006

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 […]


‘It’s been a spiritual journey’ for Yvonne Tolley Orr

CHARLESTON – If Yvonne Tolley Orr is having a bad day, all she needs to do is look at the smiling faces of the students at Charleston Catholic School. It’s those smiling faces that make her feel good, and she’ll miss them the most as she retires from her post as principal at Charleston Catholic […]


Web hazards addressed in schools

The web sites have names like MySpace, Friendster and Facebook. They fall under a loose heading of “social networking” sites that instantly enable friends and perfect strangers from around the country and around the world to link up, exchange pictures, ideas and music, and read each other’s web logs. MySpace is by far the fastest […]


Sister Stella Maris ‘an icon’ after 26 years as principal

MOUNT PLEASANT – It’s a question Sister Stella Maris Craven is asked all of the time: Why does the school she is principal of have her name? “That’s just a coincidence,” she says. When Sister Stella Maris entered the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in Charleston in 1952, she chose the name […]


Now in California, Father Gorski continues to work for Zorritos

Now in California, Father Gorski continues to work for Zorritos Though he has retired from his parish work in Peru, Msgr. Donald Gorski, a priest of the Diocese of Charleston, continues his ministry. Following is an excerpt of a letter that he wrote from his new home in California. Easter, 2006 Dear Friends, When I […]


Charitable donations highlight Knights’ convention

NORTH CHARLESTON – More than 300 Knights of Columbus and their families attended the 85th annual state convention May 5-7. The three-day weekend included election of new state officers, an awards breakfast, Mass, a formal banquet, and donations to charities. The event was held at the North Charleston Sheraton. Bill Zimmerman was the honoree at […]


Groundbreaking for Bluffton school

BLUFFTON – St. Gregory the Great Church took the first step on the way to a new elementary school with a groundbreaking on April 29. Father Gregory West, the pastor, said the school will offer much-needed and much-desired Catholic education to the new families that are pouring into the Bluffton area. He said the parish, […]


USC’s St. Thomas More Center damaged in fire

COLUMBIA – The St. Thomas More Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina was heavily damaged in two fires that started in the building’s attic May 10. Columbia firefighters were called to the center, which is the hub of campus Catholic ministry, when the first blaze ignited in the attic around 6:30 […]


St. Ann Chapel reopens in Holly Hill

HOLLY HILL – “It’s like coming home again.” That’s how a parishioner described the April 23 Mass that celebrated the reopening of St. Ann Chapel. It was closed in 2002 because of extensive water damage and mold problems. The history of St. Ann Chapel can be traced back to 1927, when Camilla Pearl Berry-Hutto was […]


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