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Catholic insurance provider stresses early response, documentation

COLUMBIA — Actions as simple as making sure a stairway is well lit or that church collection money is placed in a tamper-proof bag can save parishes thousands of dollars and countless hours of work and worry. That was the main message at two Catholic Mutual seminars held Nov. 11-12 at St. Joseph Church in […]

‘40 Days for Life’ peaceful campaign well attended in Charleston

CHARLESTON — On Nov. 2 people standing in defense of the sanctity of human life concluded their participation in the largest coordinated pro-life mobilization in the history of the nationwide 40 Days for Life Campaign. The campaign kicked off Sept. 24, focusing on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils at facilities where abortions are […]

Missionary spirit brings deacon and family to S.C.

 If you had measured success using the popular standard of the time, then Deacon Patrick Moynihan would have been doing just fine in 1995. Back then, the deacon and his young family were living comfortably in Memphis, Tenn. He was working as a futures and options trader for Louis Dreyfus Corp. and his wife Christina […]

Contemporary music geared toward youth draws all ages

COLUMBIA — Attend any of the large gatherings for Catholic youth in the Diocese of Charleston, and you will see Wannabe Stephen. The five-member band performs music that might be described as contemporary by some people, and praise and worship by others. Categories aside, the upbeat music always causes the middle- or high-school crowds they […]

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 […]

Women religious meet to discuss collaboration

MYRTLE BEACH — More than 70 women religious from around the Diocese of Charleston attended the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative’s fourth annual statewide seminar Nov. 6-8. The conference’s theme was “Telling Our Stories — Transforming Our World,” and focused on helping the women learn how to tell the stories of their daily lives and develop […]

Three religious sisters surprised by reunion at annual conference

MYRTLE BEACH — Three women religious who attended a recent seminar in the Grand Strand had no idea the event would reunite them with friends they hadn’t seen in 50 years. The sisters were at a breakfast during the fourth annual Collaboration for Ministry Initiative state seminar at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach […]

Caritas Fund awards grants to organizations serving the poor in S.C.

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 27 Caritas Fund grants totaling $70,390 to non-profit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina on Oct. 29. The following organizations received grants: Berean Community Development Corp., $3,000, assistance to low-income senior citizens with improvements to their homes, Dillon County;Birthright of Georgetown, $3,000,  educational assistance […]

Constant monitoring is key to internet safety, officer says

AIKEN — It’s 10 p.m. and your children are home, safe and sound. Or are they? Safety is a relative term if children and teenagers are allowed to wander unsupervised in cyberspace, said Capt. Maryann Burgess, with the Aiken Dept. of Public Safety’s juvenile division. Burgess is part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task […]

Speaker says the duties of priests are to teach, govern, sanctify

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — The role of the Catholic priest as teacher, minister of the sacraments and community leader was the focus of a series of conferences at the annual retreat for the Diocese of Charleston’s priests, held at Kanuga Conference Center Oct. 27-30. Diocesan clergy spent three days attending Mass, holy hours, eucharistic adoration, and […]

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