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Youths discover how to ‘get lost in Christ’ at annual conference

WHITE OAK — Sometimes getting lost can be a good thing. At least that’s what teens learned at the 18th annual Diocese of Charleston Catholic Youth Conference held March 7-9 at the White Oak Conference Center. The conference theme was “Get Lost in Christ,” and activities throughout the weekend stressed the importance of putting the […]

India: Rights of women benefit all

SUMMERVILLE — Father Thomasaiah “Thomas” Reddimasu has worked at Catholic parishes in the wealthiest nation on earth and in one of the poorest regions of the world. A native of India, he served churches in the Diocese of Charleston from 2001-2006  before being called back to his home country to become pastor of the largest […]

Eight truths every Catholic should know

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of eight Lenten columns. Seventh truth: Our vocation as disciples of Christ Sometimes the greatest challenge in life in trying to live by what we believe. Isn’t it often the case that it’s much easier to have a conviction than it is to live by it? […]

Summerville woman returns to India and proves that people can make a difference

Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles about India. SUMMERVILLE — Helena Moniz has many memories of the seven months she recently spent volunteering in south central India and all of them crystallize in her description of how simple gifts delighted and amazed the children there. “Some kids had never seen an apple […]

Prince of Peace is growing up the right way

TAYLORS — The following information about Prince of Peace School was provided by Michael Pennell, principal. History: Bishop Robert J. Baker gave his blessing for the opening of our elementary school in 2002, which began with 46 students in kindergarten to second-grade in 2003. We have 191 enrolled for fall 2008. A group of dedicated […]

Documentary on women religious to air March 23

CLEMSON — The long and important history of women religious in the Diocese of Charleston is the focus of “Crossroads,” a documentary premiering on South Carolina Educational Television at 6 p.m. on March 23, Easter Sunday. Elizabeth Anderson wrote, produced and directed the documentary. The 27-minute program was funded by a grant from the Sisters […]

Catholic Charities new thrift store in Beaufort to aid prison ministry

BEAUFORT — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston will open a new thrift store in Beaufort to support the Office of Prison Ministry. The store will be named Project Dismas Thrift Store, named after the ‘good thief’ who begged Jesus to forgive him as he hung on the cross, according to Deacon Jim Hyland, […]

Eden tells audience that real rebels pursue chastity

CHARLESTON — The hunt is on, and chastity is the quarry. Such was the message delivered by Dawn Eden at her talk March 6 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The author of “The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On,” told about 50 people who attended the discourse […]

Sister Brendan Lacey turns 100 with sweetness, courage

CHARLESTON — Listening to Sister M. Brendan Lacey talk is like listening to a lullaby. Her voice is quiet and still has the musical lilt of Ireland, even though she has lived in the United States for 84 years now. The sister, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 14, remembers her homeland well. […]

New church may cause some confusion

CHARLESTON — Catholics living on Daniel Island may be a little confused about a new church in their neighborhood. St. Jude Catholic Mission is part of the Independent Catholic Church affiliated with St. Francis of Assisi Church in Summerville, part of the Independent Catholic Diocese of Summerville. According to the church’s Web site they are […]

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