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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 […]

Catholic Christian booth is a blue ribbon hit at the fair

COLUMBIA — The S.C. State Fair is not a place most people would expect to find the faithful handing out rosaries and St. Michael prayer cards beneath a portrait of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Each year, dedicated volunteers staff the Catholic Christian booth in the fair’s Hampton Building for 10 days from early morning […]

Five truths on the Virgin Mary: Virginity as a sign of perfection

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of a five-part series of columns Father Jeffrey Kirby is writing for the month of October, which is dedicated to Mary and the rosary. Fourth Truth:  We stand before God with empty hands.Awhile back, the topic of the perpetual virginity of Mary came up in a conversation with a […]

Mexican order serves spiritual needs in Pee Dee

Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a series on religious orders serving in the Diocese of Charleston.  CONWAY — Las Hermanas del Corazon de Jesus Sacramentado, known in English as the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, came to the Diocese of Charleston in the year 2000.Some would say it was divine […]

Msgr. Laughlin urges voters to choose life

Today and always, the United States of America, a republic, finds its most noble expression and sentiment in the Constitution of the United States and in the Bill of Rights. These doc u ments, an expression of government for the people and by the people, protect the dignity and freedom of each and every citizen […]

Black Catholics celebrate ‘spirituality of action’

ROCK HILL — Finding the special vocation God has in store for every person was the central focus of the 2008 Diocese of Charles ton Black Catholic Heritage Celebration, held Oct. 17-18 at St. Mary Church in Rock Hill.  The theme for this year’s event was “Called to Holiness: Living a Spirituality of Action.” The […]

Knights honor James Wells at exemplification ceremony

CHARLESTON — The fourth degree Knights of Columbus celebrated their 56th Exemplification at the Church of the Nativity on Oct. 11. Each year one Knight  is selected to be honored at the exemplification. This year, James Wells was honored for his service to the fraternal organization. The event began with a Mass and was followed […]

Lowcountry youth bask in the light at Antioch Retreat

BLUFFTON — During a  typical weekend in autumn, most teens can be found at high school football games,  sleeping, at the beach, or surfing the net.The weekend of Oct. 10-12 found more than 20 Lowcountry youth from four area parishes at the Running W Ranch in Bluffton for the first Antioch Retreat.The theme  was “Marvelous […]

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