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St. Anne School combines academic challenge with spiritual development

ROCK HILL — Ask Principal Susie Hinton what makes St. Anne School special, and she is quick with an answer. “I would say it’s the most loving, nurturing, caring school,” Hinton says. “I have never been in an environment where I’ve had the kind of parent support we have here, and outstanding teachers who really […]

St. Peter School is dedicated to prayer and giving

COLUMBIA — At St. Peter School, the arts have become a vibrant part of the daily educational experience. In the past year, St. Peter has become a laboratory school for the University of South Carolina’s School of Music Education and also for the USC Department of Dance. Graduate students from USC are offering classes in […]

Baronkin, Bryan to be Regina and Rex of Mardi Gras Ball

GREENVILLE — Valerie Baronkin of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and Tom Bryan of Prince of Peace Church will be crowned Regina and Rex of the Mardi Gras Charity Ball this year. The queen and king are being honored for their service to both church and community. The black tie event will be held in […]

Christ Our King Church offers course for couples

MOUNT PLEASANT — In an effort to enrich and promote the Sacrament of Marriage, Christ Our King Church has initiated a program to help people learn about it. The classes are led by licensed marriage and family counselor Louisa Storen. Storen said that the idea came from the successful program used at St. Andrew’s and […]

Amid the bustle of Hilton Head, hermits live life of prayer, solitude

HILTON HEAD — After 80 years and six children, Doris Hadden settled into a new life. She’s a hermit. But she doesn’t live in the woods. Hadden took public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience last year before Bishop Robert J. Baker. A lay Carmelite since 1956, she always felt her spiritual life had yet […]

A Pastoral Invitation to Catholics of South Carolina

In September of 1999, I was ordained and installed as the Twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. In the six years since that occasion, I have had the blessed opportunity to travel throughout our diocese, meet thousands of our diocesan families, and witness the strength of faith of the Catholic people of South Carolina. […]

Prince of Peace is fifth parish to offer perpetual adoration

TAYLORS — The parishioners of Prince of Peace Church ended a Forty Hours devotion on Dec. 14 and began a new ministry at the same time. The Upstate parish became the fifth in the Diocese of Charleston to offer perpetual adoration. “Perpetual adoration is a great thing,” said Deacon Gary Walczak. “It shows the devotion […]

Christ Our King stands out in academics and religion

MOUNT PLEASANT — As Sister Stella Maris Craven celebrates her 26th year as principal of Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, she is proud of how far the school has come over the past two decades. When Sister Craven first came to the school in 1980, there were 300 students enrolled and the school building dated […]

Father Philip Grant dies at 65

CHARLESTON — Father Philip Grant, the parochial vicar at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist known for his thoughtful homilies, died Dec. 30 at age 65. The funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 3 at the Cathedral. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Father Grant was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Boston, Mass., a son […]

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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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