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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 […]

Center for Evangelical Catholicism helps adults continue faith formation

GREENVILLE – Evangelical Cath-olicism can pique curiosity, inspire, or get Catholics in touch with their faith. David Tiede Hottinger hopes it does all three. As director of the Center for Evangelical Catholicism at St. Mary Church in Greenville, Hottinger has embarked on a venture designed to get Catholics on a path toward maturity and holiness […]

Father Thomasaiah Reddimasu returns to India

Special to The Miscellany FOLLY BEACH – After five years in the Diocese of Charleston, Father Thomasaiah Reddimasu is leaving for India in early May. The pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel, a priest personable enough to follow in the footsteps of the late Msgr. Robert Kelly, will take the prayers and support of […]

Folly Beach parishioners respond to parish fix-up campaign

FOLLY BEACH – At more than 50 years old, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at Folly Beach needed many repairs, both large and small. So did the church’s Msgr. Robert Kelly Hall (a garage until 1995) and the A-frame beach house that serves as its rectory. On the nine-page list of problems: the stained […]

Chrism Mass, a renewal of faith and sensitivity

CHARLESTON – This year’s chrism Mass was a time to focus on promoting ethnic sensitivity and welcoming the stranger. Bishop Robert J. Baker encouraged Catholics to be accepting of other cultures. “With an influx of peoples from other countries we must show them the hospitable face of Christ,” he said. “When and as we can, […]

Farrell O’Gorman Chrism luncheon talk

First, I’d like to thank Bishop Baker for inviting me; it is an honor to be addressing all of you. When I was an altar boy at tiny Sacred Heart Mission in the town of Blackville – about forty miles this side of Aiken – I’d never have imagined that I’d be standing here today. […]

Amy Welborn breaks the code in S.C.

COLUMBIA – Don’t buy what “The Da Vinci Code” is selling. That’s the message author and commentator Amy Welborn gave to about 100 people gathered at the University of South Carolina on April 5 for her intriguing discussion of the spiritual and theological implications of the huge international bestseller by Dan Brown. Welborn is the […]

Bishop Baker urges Christ-like attitude toward immigrants

CHARLESTON – While meditating on the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross, Bishop Robert J. Baker asked South Carolina Catholics to consider the suffering of immigrants and strangers. During his Good Friday homily at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist April 14, Bishop Baker asked Catholics to pray and meditate on the plight […]

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