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Cardinal Newman is looking at another site for its campus

COLUMBIA — Officials at Cardinal Newman School cancelled plans to purchase property off Farrow Road in Columbia to use for a new campus. They are now looking at land near Alpine Road. Jacqualine Kasprowski, principal at Cardinal Newman, made the announcement at a fund-raising auction March 15 and mailed letters of intent to parents. In […]

Vandals strike twice at St. Theresa church in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE — Vandals destroyed a statue of St. Joseph at St. Theresa the Little Flower March 15 or 16 and Msgr. Edward Lofton wants to know who did it. Also, the criminals knocked over signs and drove through the grass, leaving deep tire tracks. This is the second act of vandalism on the church this […]

13-year-old provides heavenly music for Laurens County churches

FOUNTAIN INN — This Easter season promises to be one that a petite young lady from the Upstate won’t likely forget for some time. At age 13, Amy Harrington plays harp during Mass at Holy Spirit and St. Boniface churches in Laurens County. During Holy Week, the home-schooled seventh-grader played at the Holy Thursday Mass […]

St. Martin de Porres is filled with shining stars

COLUMBIA — The following information about  St. Martin de Porres School was provided by Sister Roberta Fulton, SSMN, principal. History: St. Martin de Porres began with a small group of African-American Catholics who wanted a desegregated place of worship. Bishop Emmet M. Walsh contacted the Dominican fathers in New York and they sent Father Weiland […]

Charleston Catholic traditions are rooted in history

CHARLESTON — The following information about Charleston Catholic School was provided by Fred McKay, principal. History: The Charleston Catholic School opened in August 1991 when  Sacred Heart and Cathedral schools were consolidated. Charleston Catholic is the successor of other historic schools. We carry the torch of Catholic education, now 121 years, handed down to us […]

‘Now is the Son of man glorified’

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! “Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified” (Jn 13:31). Within the readings for Holy Saturday in the Liturgy of the Hours, there is a passage from an ancient homily. “God has died in the flesh and all Hell trembles with fear,” the homilist says. “He has […]

Ursuline Sisters will celebrate 150 years in Columbia on April 13

COLUMBIA — The Ursuline Sisters have a long and rich history in South Carolina’s capital city, one that spans the Civil War, Reconstruction and the rapid changes Columbia has experienced in recent decades. The Sisters will celebrate 150 years in Columbia with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. April 13 at Cardinal Newman High School followed […]

Spring break at St. Ann Outreach

KINGSTREE — St. Ann Catholic Outreach Center hosted six college students and a chaperone from Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., during their spring break March 1-7. The center has offered a week of prayer and community service for college students for the past eight years.  The Madonna students were welcomed at the Sunday Liturgy at […]

Hall elected to foundation

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has elected Kevin A. Hall as president of the board of trustees, effective March 2008. Hall, who has served on the board since 2002, succeeds former president John Boudreaux. Hall is a partner of Nelson, Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP practicing in Columbia. He is […]

Eight truths every Catholic should know

Editor’s note: This is the last of a series of columns Father Jeff Kirby has written for Lent. Eighth truth: Christian prayer. We have a lot of different definitions of prayer in our society. In a world dominated by a consumer spirit, it shouldn’t surprise us that many of these definitions are about what we […]

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