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Catholic school principals discuss accreditation

MYRTLE BEACH — Eddie Krenson, senior vice president for Non-public School Services, gave the principals from the Diocese of Charles ton a lot to think about during a discussion on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation.Krenson was the final speaker at the principal’s seminar in Myrtle Beach Sept. 8-10 and spoke for over an […]

Speakers motivate Respect Life coordinators at meeting

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s Respect Life coordinators received motivation to keep the pro-life movement growing  and  to combine their resources recently.The Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Family Life sponsored a coordinator’s meeting  Sept. 13 at St. John Neumann Church. Participants heard from four speakers who shared unique insights into the needs of pro-life efforts. They […]

Irish workers helped build city, bring faith to South Carolina

COLUMBIA — Irish Catholics who helped build one of Columbia’s early landmarks were honored at the dedication of a special monument along the Congaree River recently. The monument is for indentured Irish workers who arrived between 1810 and 1820 to build the Columbia Canal. A Mass for the Irish workers held at St. Peter Church […]

Cardinals, Bishops kick off healthy rivalry in first game

CHARLESTON — As any good Catholic knows, Cardinals have more power than bishops. But that was not the case when Bishop England and Cardinal Newman met in battle on the football field for the first time ever Sept. 12.The Battling Bishops outscored the Cardinals 21-0 in what sponsors hope will become an annual event.Currently, Bishop […]

Byzantine Catholics reconnect with tradition

MYRTLE BEACH – “Wisdom, be attentive!” With those words, Father Conan Timoney held up an ornate gold-covered Book of the Gospels and walked around the altar at St. Andrew Church in Myrtle Beach on Sept. 9.This was the beginning of the “Little Entrance,” part of the Eastern Rite Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine-Ruthenian tradition. Father […]

Catholic composer says music helps people pray

ROCK HILL — Dan Schutte believes that humility is the key to planning good liturgical music for Catholic Masses. Schutte, one of the best known modern composers of Catholic worship music, stressed the importance of a “humble servant” approach for music directors and others involved in liturgy planning during a “Liturgy Day” workshop Sept. 20 […]

Youth groups in the Grand Strand build community

MYRTLE BEACH — Catholic youth groups are growing and flourishing along the Grand Strand. From North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island, middle- and high-school age Catholics have more opportunities than ever before to interact. For the first time, all of the Diocese of Charleston’s churches in Horry County have full-time youth directors.  Blossoming youth programs […]

Life Chains to spread across South Carolina on Oct. 5

SOUTH CAROLINA — Each year, Life Chains bring pro-life Americans together for one hour to pray for an end to abortion. A national, ecumenical, prayerful witness against abortion, Life Chains will occur throughout the nation, rain or shine, on Oct. 5 as part of Respect Life Month. Everyone is welcome. The first chain was built […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe image to travel on pro-life mission

SIMPSONVILLE — One of the Missionary Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe will travel to parishes throughout South Carolina from Oct. 17 to Nov. 2. A Respect Life Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, which is organizing the event. The 4’x 6’ image is a digital replica […]

Foundation awards over $600,000 in state grants

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded eight Responsive Grants totaling $611,048 to non-profit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina. Responsive Grants are designed to address the root causes of poverty by using strategic methods that allow the foundation to work closely with grantees. They develop collaborative relationships by offering […]

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