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Blessed Sacrament is a multi-generational school

CHARLESTON — The following information about Blessed Sacrament School was provided by Sister Judy Holler, SSCM, principal. History: Blessed Sacrament School opened in September 1948 with a kindergarten class and grades one and two. In June 1952, ground was broken for a new building which was completed the following year. The facilities added five new […]


Couples reaffirm vows at diocesan wedding celebration

AIKEN — Ivy and Joe Monahon of Aiken never thought a trip to Washington, D.C., in January 2004 would lead them to a very different destination: marriage. The Aiken couple met on a bus trip to the National March for Life and eleven months later became husband and wife. On Feb. 17, they attended the […]


VIRTUS facilitators meet to discuss program, protecting children

COLUMBIA — Men and women who lead VIRTUS classes for the Diocese of Charleston met on Feb. 12 to reinforce their commitment to helping others learn about protecting children from abuse. All diocesan employees and volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults must attend VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” classes. Participants learn about the warning […]


St. Benedict, Habitat for Humanity help family with dream home

MOUNT PLEASANT — Home is where the heart is. For Colene Solomon’s family, it’s where more than 50 people gathered to dig the foundation of her future home. The newly constructed home is possible due to a $50,000 donation from St. Benedict Church to East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. When Solomon and her eight-year-old daughter, […]


‘Journey in faith’ brings candidates, catechumens closer to Christ

TAYLORS — This spring is shaping up as a very special one for Jillian Nutter. The 23-year-old Clemson resident plans to get married on the last day of May, about two months after she is baptized into the Catholic faith. Nutter is one of hundreds of catechumens and candidates throughout the Diocese of Charleston currently […]


‘Smart Martha’: How to do dishes and still have time for Jesus

GREER — She is the mother of nine; the oldest is a freshman in college and the youngest is just the other side of diapers. Having responsibility for that many kids, and all that goes with maintaining an extraordinarily busy household, would more than fill any parent’s day. And, as Tami Kiser found out, it […]


Eight truths every Catholic should know

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a series of eight Lenten columns. Fourth truth: Shepherds in Christ’s Name. A young couple asked me once about the church’s teachings on sexuality and marriage. They were perplexed and wanted some explanation. I referred to the positions of the church as the teachings of Christ. The gentleman […]


Family Honor has new diocesan chastity education program

COLUMBIA — Family Honor, Inc., a Columbia-based chastity education organization, has released a new vision statement outlining plans for furthering its promotion in the Diocese of Charleston.   The statement refers to “Deus Caritas Est (God is Love),” the   encyclical written in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI, and its description of how sexuality has become […]


Understanding God’s gift: A new vision

Vision statement for chastity education in the Diocese of CharlestonEditor’s Note: The following statement was published as part of Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin’s promotion of chastity and Family Honor programs in the Diocese of Charleston. We are living in the midst of a culture which talks about sex, but doesn’t understand it. We are surrounded […]


Helping parents form their children in virtue

Editor’s Note: This is a letter Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, administrator of the Diocese of Charleston wrote about Family Honor. To all priests, parish life facilitators, family life coordinators, principals and parents:  During his time in the Diocese of Charleston, Bishop Robert Baker spoke frequently about the importance of families, the benefits of chastity education […]


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