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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 […]

Christ Our King/Stella Maris expands in size, spirit

MOUNT PLEASANT — The following information about Christ Our King/Stella Maris School was provided by Jean Moschella, principal. History: Founded by Msgr. J. Laurence McLaughlin at the end of the 1940s, Stella Maris School began at Fort Moultrie with 54 students in kindergarten through second-grade. By 1953, it was moved to a new building in […]

Penny Clements is a ‘pillar in our faith community’

SPARTANBURG — Two years ago, Anita Geigley described Penny Clements as a very smart lady and a woman of faith who was well ahead of her time.   At that time, the 88-year-old Clements was about to be honored by the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women for 53 years of service to the organization. […]

Administrator’s letter: Evangelization begins at home

Editor’s note: Msgr. Laughlin, the administrator for the Diocese of Charleston, is writing a series of letters — on conscience, love, marriage and family life — for South Carolina Catholics. To all priests, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Charleston: On Feb. 14, the Feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius — and St. Valentine’s […]

Michael Foley runs a spiritual marathon

GREENVILLE — When Michael P. Foley agreed to substitute for his ailing father at adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday in November, he had no idea that it would grow into what his family now calls a “spiritual marathon.” “I usually run the Thanksgiving Day Marathon in Atlanta, so at first I […]

Vocations rally for children prescribes a dose of respect

HILTON HEAD — The students who attended the vocations rally held at St. Francis School recently saw a reality show that was not televised on any major network. The boys and girls saw and heard firsthand from priests and religious sisters, some not long out of school themselves, about what they do, what they like […]

Eight truths every Catholic should know

Editor’s note: This is the third of a series of eight Lenten columns. Third truth: The church as the Body of Christ. In a recent discussion with a family member, the question of church attendance was brought up. This family member told me that it wasn’t important which church a person attended, as long as […]

St. Mary is blessed by a long history with sisters

GREENVILLE — Sister Anna Grace Neenan, principal of St. Mary School, provided the following information. History: St. Mary dates back over 107 years to the founding of Sacred Heart Academy by the Ursuline Order of Sisters. In 1930, the present elementary building was constructed and named St. Mary School. Three years later, operation of the […]

Students from across the globe blend at St. Peter

COLUMBIA — Bonnie Bardin, principal of St. Peter, provided the following information.   History: St. Peter School is the oldest continuously running Catholic school in the diocese and the state. It was founded in 1852 by the Ursuline Sisters, who originally ran a separate boarding school for boys and girls at St. Peter parish. Principal: […]

Eight truths every Catholic should know

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of eight Lenten columns. Second truth: The Lordship of Jesus Christ In a casual conversation some time ago, a good friend of mine told me that she was looking into Asian religious practices. I was intrigued and asked her to tell me more. As the discussion […]

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