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Teens make tracks with St. Paul during local pilgrimage

CHARLESTON — Some South Carolina teens were thinking ahead on Nov. 22 by participating in a special Pauline year pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. By taking part in Mass, the sacrament of confession, and an educational journey, youth from nine parishes received a plenary indulgence as authorized by Pope Benedict XVI. […]

Alveda King gives pro-life testimony at USC

COLUMBIA — Alveda King, Ph.D., spoke about abortion in the black community at the University of South Carolina School of Law on Nov. 19. She is a niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. She was invited to speak by the GOP Law Society. King works with Priests for Life and travels to pro-life […]

St. Joseph’s ranks in Top 50 for Catholic schools in U.S.

GREENVILLE — St. Joseph’s Catholic School was named to the top 50 Catholic High School Honor Roll for the fourth time in five years. They are the only Catholic high school in the state to earn this honor. The purpose of the honor roll, according to its Web site, is to recognize and encourage excellence […]

Turkey Day Run dashes record

CHARLESTON — Two records were broken at the 31st annual Knights of Columbus Turkey Day Run with the largest crowd and fastest run. Approximately 4,874 people registered, according to race director, Peter Shahid. Tamas Kovacs, a Hungarian attending High Point University in High Point, N.C., set a course record of 14 minutes and 31 seconds. […]

Retreat for young women shows them true beauty of being Catholic

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Everyone knows about the pressures teen girls face in daily life, ranging from making good grades to issues of self-esteem, peer pressure and dating. Imagine the challenge of those pressures topped with trying to maintain  strong Catholic values in an overwhelmingly secular world. Those are the challenges that youth leaders and others who […]

Hispanic celebration focuses on discipleship

COLUMBIA — Catholic discipleship was the focus of the annual Diocese of Charleston Hispanic Celebration held Nov. 15 at Our Lady of the Hills Church. More than 500 people attend ed the festival, which included a procession, Mass, and an afternoon of traditional dances, music and cuisine from many different Spanish-speaking nations. The procession included […]

Administrator urges priests to teach about conscience

CHARLESTON — The recent media maelstrom over a letter from Father Jay Scott Newman to his Greenville church has resulted in confusion between theology and public opinion. The letter stated that parishioners who voted for President-elect Barack Obama should refrain from receiving Holy Communion until they had received the sacrament of reconciliation. Msgr. Martin T. […]

Ecumenical agency calls for a halt on immigration raids

COLUMBIA — The S.C. Christian Action Council recently issued a call for a moratorium on immigration raids in South Carolina. “The human condition is built on justice and mercy,” the group stated in a press release Nov. 10. “Justice promotes and protects the rights of all people with no stratification of privilege. Mercy acts to […]

Marathon runner Sijon rides for cancer research

GREENVILLE — Kerrie Sijon likes to run. She likes it so much that she runs 30 to 50 miles every week across the rolling foothills of South Carolina. She has competed in 33 marathons and an ultramarathon. Not getting enough exercise, she decided recently to take up distance bicycling. “I needed some cross-training,” Sijon said. […]

Oil paintings to benefit Mepkin Abbey

CHARLESTON — Original canvas oil paintings of some of the scenery at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner will go on sale this weekend to benefit the abbey itself. The paintings will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21-22 at Southeastern Galleries in Charles ton, located at 1885 Ashley River Road. A […]

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