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2008

St. Mary Church in Greenville makes plans for land purchase

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles about the increasing population of Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston, how parishes and the diocese are responding, and planning and expanding facilities. GREENVILLE — A look at the full parking lot on a Sunday morning is evidence that St. Mary Church is a […]


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 […]


Students discuss impact of abortion on black community

COLUMBIA — Students from two University of South Carolina groups met with representatives of the Diocese of Charleston Oct. 13 to discuss the devastating impact of abortion on people in the black community. About 50 members of University of South Carolina Students for Life and the student branch of the NAACP heard a presentation by […]


Sister M. Pierre Newman, SSND, filled her life with diverse service

BALTIMORE — Sister M. Pierre Newman, a School Sister of Notre Dame who worked in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., died Oct. 13 at the age of 89.Sister Pierre donated her body to science, according to a press release, and a memorial Mass was celebrated on Oct. 17 at Villa Assumpta motherhouse.Sister Pierre was born […]


Catholic Scouting Camporee welcomes girls this year

COLUMBIA — Catholic Boy and Girl Scouts attended the fourth annual Catholic Scouting Camporee, held Oct. 17-19 at Weston Lake near Fort Jackson. The three-day event included opportunities for Scouts to pray and worship together, take part in competitions and outdoor activities, and work on earning special merit badges for Catholic Scouts. The Scouts represented […]


Creighton Model interns are first to train under diocesan program

GREENVILLE — Four women are in training to become the Diocese of Charleston’s next instructors and advocates for the Creighton Model FertilityCare System of natural family planning. The Creighton Model is based on observing and charting biological markers that can help a couple determine when they are naturally fertile and infertile. The markers aid couples […]


Honored volunteers are more than Senior Companions, they are family

GREENVILLE — Catholic Charities and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System honored volunteer Senior Companions and presented awards at an appreciation lunch Oct. 14.Jarda Booker received the Senior Companion Volunteer of the Year Award. Booker attends St. Anthony of Padua Church in Greenville. She has served in the program from its inception providing companionship to […]


Five truths on the Virgin Mary: Victory over death

Editor’s Note: This is the final column of a five-part series Father Jeffrey Kirby is writing for the month of October, which is dedicated to Mary and the rosary. Fifth Truth: At death, life is changed, not ended.Awhile back, while ministering to a person with a terminal illness, I was asked, “Father, should I be […]


The racing Benore brothers push each other to excel

GREENVILLE — Two of the top five runners on the state champion cross-country team from St. Joseph’s Catholic School share more than the ability to run like the wind. They share the same genes.Identical twins Bradley and Joshua Benore finished within seconds of each other at the end of the 3.1 mile cross-country championship meet […]


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