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Dr. Gerald Wilson inducted into the Society of St. Luke

COLUMBIA — During the 1960’s when racial unrest plagued the South, a young African American Catholic named Gerald Wilson attended St. Joseph Academy in Hartsville. According to Wilson, who is now a vascular surgeon for Midlands Surgical Associates in Columbia, his Catholic upbringing provided him with the strength to persevere and excel despite the challenges […]

The Lord’s mission in Peru continues

ORANGE, Calif. — Almost 50 years ago Cardinal Richard Gushing of Boston sent diocesan priests to South America and told them he was sending them down there to work themselves out of a job. He invited priests from the English speaking countries of the world to join the St. James Society and sent them to […]

Bishop assigned to Birmingham diocese

CHARLESTON — Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Robert J. Baker to head the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala. The appointment was announced in Washington, D.C., Aug. 14 by Msgr. Martin Krebs, charge d’affaires of the Vatican nunciature. Bishop Baker, 63, succeeds Bishop David E. Foley, who has been head of that diocese since 1994. Pope […]

Latin Mass not ‘an effort to move the Church back’

GREENVILLE — Msgr. Lawrence McInerny has been training priests in the Diocese of Charleston in the various forms of the traditional Latin Mass for the past five years. The pastor at Stella Maris Church on the southern end of Sullivan’s Island has trained priests in Low Mass, Missa Cantata and Missa Solemnis. In recent weeks, […]

Charleston Battery mid-fielder keeps God number one

CHARLESTON — At first glance, Luke Vercollone seems like any other hip young adult. He’s got the hair, the clothes and the accessories. But on closer inspection, there is a major difference. He wears a necklace with a cross, a thin silver ring engraved with a Christian fish symbol, a green wristband sports the acronym […]

St. Anthony Church celebrates 50 years of faith

WALTERBORO — The faithful of St. Anthony Church are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their building, located on South Jeffries Boulevard. A 50th Anniversary Mass was held June 23 followed by a buffet dinner and reception in Trinity Hall, the parish fellowship building. More than 300 people attended the celebration. The anniversary Mass was celebrated […]

The empty seat: What happens when a bishop is reassigned?

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert J. Baker’s transfer to the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala., has some people scratching their heads about what happens in South Carolina. It’s business as usual with a few minor changes. When a bishop is assigned to a new diocese or retires, he automatically becomes administrator of his former see until he […]

Back to School: Schools seek to enhance their Catholic identity

CHARLESTON — Hallways that have been silent all summer are once again filled with the voices of children as Catholic schools across the state open their doors to a new year. Notre Dame Sister Julia Hutchison, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Charleston, said the top priority this year is enhancing the Catholic identity. […]

Back to School: It’s time to build

For over a decade, people have dreamt of building a Catholic high school to serve the Horry/Georgetown county area. Now that dream is solidifying into reality. Bill Meany, one of the project organizers, said the new high school received the go-ahead from Bishop Robert J. Baker and tentative dates have been set for construction to […]

Back to School: St. Gregory School opens its doors

The Catholic Miscellany In a country where Catholic schools are more apt to be closing than opening, the Lowcountry deanery is an anomaly. In Bluffton, the brand new St. Gregory the Great elementary school opened its doors Aug. 21 to an expected crowd of 155 students from K-4 to fifth grade, with one class per […]

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