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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 […]

Evangelizing at Aiken’s Makin’

AIKEN — For the last 30 years, vendors and onlookers have gathered in a carnival atmosphere at Aiken’s Makin’. Festive foods, music and skilled demonstrations are a draw for sightseers, who stroll along the parkways. St. Mary Help of Christians Church engaged the crowd with its ongoing faith outreach by providing music and tours of […]

Capital campaign begins final phase

CHARLESTON — “Our Heritage, Our Hope,” the largest fund-raising campaign in the history of the Diocese of Charleston, has achieved nearly 75 percent of its $32 million target, the firm conducting the effort announced. Matthew Dwyer, campaign executive director of Guidance in Giving Inc., said that more than $23 million has been pledged, with approximately […]

Diocesan workshop urges dialogue between Muslims, Catholics

COLUMBIA — A workshop held at Our Lady of the Hills Church Sept. 13-14 addressed a topic that has become increasingly relevant in recent weeks — the need for interfaith dialogue between Roman Catholics and Muslims. The Diocese of Charleson’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs sponsored a two-day training session for clergy and laity […]

Carter-May Home, St. Joseph Residence benefit from a Day of Caring

CHARLESTON — The Carter-May Home received some needed repairs thanks to the Day of Caring, a community service event sponsored by the Trident United Way that helps nonprofit organizations. According to Janine Bauder, administrator of the Carter-May Home and St. Joseph’s Residence, nonprofits can list projects on the United Way Web site and local businesses […]

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