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S.C. Charismatic Conference set for Oct. 27-29

COLUMBIA — The 2006 S.C. Catholic Charismatic Conference will be Oct. 27-29 at St. John Neumann School on Polo Road. Father Richard McAlear, of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, will be the guest speaker. Father McAlear, a native of Boston, Mass., became involved in the Catholic charismatic renewal and entered into the healing ministry in […]

Father John Lawlor steps down as pastor of Our Lady of the Valley

GLOVERVILLE — Members of the small parish of Our Lady of the Valley, in what is known as the Horse Creek Valley or “Mill Valley” of South Carolina, can’t say enough about Father John Lawlor. Father Lawlor, CM (Congregation of the Mission) is a Vincentian priest who served as the parish administrator from 1996 until […]

Engaged Encounter gives couples spiritual, practical guidance

MAULDIN — Brian and Darlene Hansen have been appointed as the Upstate coordinators for Catholic Engaged Encounter, an increasingly popular program designed to help engaged couples learn more about each other prior to marriage. They recently took over the position from Jim and Elizabeth Driscoll, who led the statewide program for two years. The Hansens […]

Sister Mary Gallagher retires from St. Anthony Mission

HARDEEVILLE — Sister Mary Gallagher retired in June after more than eight years as parish life facilitator at St. Anthony Mission. The mission is located in Hardeeville, a town of less than 2,000 in largely poor and rural Jasper County. Sister Mary, a Sister of Mercy, came to Hardeeville in late 1997 with Sister Guadalupe […]

Music is an ‘active spirituality’ for Cathedral choirs

CHARLESTON — The music coming out of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist can be heard around the world. At least it seems that way thanks to the vision of Mark Thomas and the voices of the adults and children who sing in the choirs. Thomas is the director of music ministries and organist […]

Father Raymond DuMouchel dies at age 81

CHARLESTON — Father Raymond E. DuMouchel, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died Sept. 10 at the age of 81. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 150 Wentworth St. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Cathedral of St. […]

God can make relationships work, says author Mary Ronan

PAWLEYS ISLAND — Mary Ronan believes that putting God at the center of any relationship can help it to succeed, even in the midst of a secular culture that she says is a constant danger to marital and family ties. That was the message of a four-day workshop the Conn ecticut-based author and speaker held […]

Shrine inauguration and Rosary Celebration set for Oct. 8

KINGSTREE — Catholics from around the Diocese of Charleston officially will be able to make spiritual pilgrimages in South Carolina after Oct. 8. On that day, Bishop Robert J. Baker will inaugurate the ministry of the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina — Our Lady of Joyful Hope, located in a renovated church building […]

Elaine Addison, Cardinal Bernardin’s sister, dies at 73

MARIETTA, Ga. — Elaine Bernardin Addison, the younger sister of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, died Sept. 23 at her home. She was 73. Addison was born in Columbia, S.C., a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Bernardin. She was a graduate of St. Peter School and Cardinal Newman High School and attended the […]

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