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2006

Back to school for Catholic students

The doors of the 30 Catholic schools around the Diocese of Charleston have officially opened for the 2006-07 school year. Leaders at the diocesan level and in the individual schools say this will be a year for growth, increased focus on the schools’ unique combination of academic excellence and spiritual development, and enhancing the role […]


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 […]


Hispanic youth attend encuentro

A delegation of 11 from the Diocese of Charleston attended the First National Encuentro for Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana June 8-11. The group was led by Father Filemon Juya, vicar for Hispanic ministry in the diocese. Young people and adults from the Midlands and  Hilton […]


Msgr. Roy Aiken, former editor of Catholic Banner, dies at 87

WEST COLUMBIA — Msgr. Roy Francis Aiken, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died July 4 at Still Hopes Episcopal Home. He was 87. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Bishop Robert J. Baker on July 10 in St. Peter Church in Columbia. Interment was in the church cemetery. Msgr. Aiken […]


‘A Celebration of Place’ to honor Mepkin Abbey’s African heritage

MONCKS CORNER — The public is invited to join the Brothers of Mepkin Abbey for “A Celebration of Place,”  a community celebration and dedication honoring the abbey’s African heritage. The event  will be on Labor Day, Sept. 4. “A Celebration of Place” will feature the presentation of a painting by renowned lowcountry artist Jonathan Green, […]


‘Just passing through’ turned into 18 years for Sister Veronica Janas

GREENVILLE — St. Mary School  has said goodbye to Sister Veronica Janas, the principal who has led the school since 1988 and gathered faculty, staff and parents into what one admirer describes as a “community of faith.” “I initially thought I was just passing through here, and instead I’ve been here 18 years,” said Sister […]


Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley, formerly of diocese, dies at 91

ASTON, Pa. — Franciscan Sister Agnes Assisi Shipley died July 9 in Assisi House at the age of 91. A professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 77 years, she served in the Diocese of Charles-ton for 20 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 13 at Assisi House. […]


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