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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 […]

Betty Jo Costello is an inspiration to all

NORTH AUGUSTA — People who call or visit the office of Our Lady of Peace Church have been greeted with a kind voice or warm smile from Betty Jo Costello for nearly 24 years. As parish secretary and bookkeeper, she felt it was her vocation to reach out to others in this manner, but this […]

Hosch honored as Woman of Achievement

COLUMBIA — Ask Franciscan Sister Margie Hosch about her work with the poor and needy, and the words pour out of her in a burst of quiet but ardent enthusiasm. Sister Margie is the regional coordinator for Catholic Charities in the Piedmont Deanery. Her work there has included providing counseling and help to disaster survivors, […]

World traveler O’Leary settles in at Catholic Charities

NORTH CHARLESTON — Helen O’Leary never imagined that at age 52 she would resume a career that she put on the back burner years ago, but as the new Coastal Deanery regional coordinator for Catholic Charities she is doing just that. O’Leary is trained in social work and is licensed to handle adoptions. A native […]

Rite of Election welcomes over 500

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston has 562 people preparing to enter the Catholic Church this Easter, an increase from 487 last year. During the first two weeks of Lent, catechumens participate in the Rite of Election and candidates the Call to Continuing Conversion. The catechumens are people who are not yet baptized who will […]

It took three starts, but St. Anthony School in Florence turned 50

FLORENCE — An old adage says “the third time’s the charm.” St. Anthony School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but its history began 113 years ago with a false start followed by a school closure. First came the dream that never became reality. St. Anthony began as a mission out of Charleston in […]

Youth conference emphasizes ‘Now is the Time’ to seek God’s love

WHITE OAK — It’s not every Sunday that you hear an electric guitar and driving rock-and-roll percussion during the processional at Mass. But then again, not every liturgy is held for the annual Diocese of Charleston’s Youth Conference. This year’s event, which ran from March 10-12, had the theme “Now is the Time!” based on […]

Bishop authors historical novel

Bishop Robert J. Baker has authored a new book, “Cacique: A Novel of Florida’s Heroic Mission History.” It is scheduled for publication later this month by Saint Catherine of Siena Press. “Cacique,” a Spanish word for chieftain, is the tale of Florida’s Potano Indian chieftains and their relationship with Spanish Franciscan missionaries, according to a […]

New principal for Cardinal Newman

COLUMBIA — Bishop Robert J. Baker has appointed Jacqualine Kasprowski as the new principal of Cardinal Newman School. Kasprowski will begin July 1 after she completes the school year in her current position. She is president and principal of Saint Joseph Academy, a Catholic high school for young women in Cleveland, Ohio. Kasprowski has a […]

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