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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 […]

Family Honor Conference focuses on theology of the body

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The third national Family Honor Conference provided a “great service to church and society, individuals and families” by focusing on the theology of the body and the mercy of God, according to Cardinal Francis Arinze, the conference’s keynote speaker. The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the […]

Divine Redeemer celebrates 50 years

HANAHAN — A parish whose founding members attended Mass at a paper mill celebrated its 50th anniversary with worship, laughter and prayer on July 18. More than 400 people gathered at Divine Redeemer Church for a special golden anniversary Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert J. Baker. The crowd included many original members of the parish, […]

Sister Mary Francis Cannon takes vows

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Sister Mary Francis Cannon, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., professed her vows for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Aug. 12 at St. Anthony Convent chapel. Sister Mary Francis grew up as a Southern Baptist. She became a Catholic after attending Mass with a friend. “I found my voice […]

Community honors fallen soldier

SPARTANBURG — Patty Adams’ daily drives to and from work serve as a gentle reminder of the beloved son, Pfc. Michael Adams, whom she lost to the war in Iraq. Her commutes take her over a bridge that in June was officially renamed in his honor —  the Pfc. Michael Scott Adams Memorial Bridge. Signs […]

Campus ministry gets new associate director

CHARLESTON — Jane M. LaMarche has been hired as the new director of Catholic Campus Ministry at the College of Charleston and  as associate director of campus ministry for the Diocese of Charleston. She is the former director of campus ministry for the Archdiocese of Boston, a co-director of Catholic campus ministry at Boston University […]

New manager of Hispanic Ministry to focus on education

COLUMBIA — Hispanic ministry is about to get an extra infusion of energy in the form of Brother Carlos Parrilla. This Holy Cross brother is bringing an unbridled enthusiasm from campus ministry to his new career as manager of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston. Now based in the Midlands, Brother Carlos moved south […]

Healthy Learners program receives national awards

COLUMBIA — Healthy Learners, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System, received the 2006 Achievement Citation, the Catholic Health Association of the United States’ (CHA) highest program award for Catholic healthcare. The award was presented at the 91st Annual Catholic Health Assembly in Orlando, Fla., June 4-8. Over 1,100 people […]

Catholic Charities continues to aid Hurricane Katrina victims

FLORENCE — The one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating hit on the Gulf Coast is less than a month away, on Aug. 29. Meanwhile, those who live on or near the coast in the Southeast are focused on daily reports of development in the tropics and wondering if they are prepared for hurricane season […]

Visiting priest says Arab Christians’ experience is overlooked

COLUMBIA — Recent reports about the escalating conflict between Israel and Hezbollah have had a special impact for one South Carolina-born priest. Father Rick Vanderwater, affiliated with the Diocese of Jerusalem, spent the past 32 years serving as a teacher and parish priest in Israel. During that time, he learned about the vibrant but difficult […]

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