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2008

Prosthetist finds spiritual fulfillment at medical missions

COLUMBIA — Larry Wiley has given dozens of people in Guatemala a new lease on life by giving them new limbs. Wiley, a mechanical engineer and certified prosthetist, has visited the country on four medical mission trips with Deacon Ed Peitler, director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Charleston. Deacon Peitler and other volunteers […]


St. Francis by the Sea Church celebrates 25th anniversary

HILTON HEAD — St. Francis by the Sea Church is celebrating its 25th anniversary. For this special occasion, Father Michael Oenbrink, pastor, and parishioners received an apostolic blessing from Pope Benedict XVI and a proclamation from Thomas D. Peeples, mayor of Hilton Head Island. “Hopefully, it is a year of grace for our parishioners,” Father […]


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 […]


Catholic Eagle Scout, AP student eyes military career

HILTON HEAD — He may be young, but 17-year-old James Rankin has built up quite a resume.The high school senior has taken the rigorous International Baccalaureate diploma course, scored a perfect 5.0 on an additional AP chemistry exam, become an award-winning commanding officer of his high school ROTC unit, and was invited to the summer […]


Charismatic Conference focuses on spiritual freedom

COLUMBIA — Finding the true freedom that only comes through accepting Jesus Christ was the main focus of the annual S.C. Catholic Charis matic Con ference held Oct. 24-26 at Our Lady of the Hills Church. The theme was “Spiritual Freedom … Transforming the Culture” and was based on 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, “All those people […]


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 […]


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    May 25All Day 2nd Semester Exams
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