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An unidentified woman holds a pro-life sign during the Respect Life Sunday annual Life Chain in Myrtle Beach Oct. 4. On her finger is a rosary ring.
Pro-life on the street

CHARLESTON — People put their faith in action on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 4. South Carolina residents in at least 17 cities participated in the annual Life Chain, the silent witness where people hold signs along public roads and pray for an end to abortion. Kathy Schmugge, coordinator for the Office of Family Life at […]

Rhina Medina, Hispanic youth ministry, Diocese of Charleston
Medina to work with Hispanic youth

COLUMBIA — Rhina Medina has been appointed associate for Hispanic youth ministry for the Diocese of Charleston. Medina, a member of St. John Neumann Church, started work Sept. 14 and is part of the diocesan youth ministry office. She will help parishes organize activities for Hispanic youth and involve them more in their home churches […]

South Carolina, Catholic Charities, jobs, website
Catholic Charities offers job bank

CHARLESTON — With unemployment rates skyrocketing in South Carolina, Catholic Charities would like to help those who are out of work find employment. The outreach group would like employers to list their vacancies on the Catholic Charities Web site. Go to and click on the “Employment” box.

Catholic Radio in South Carolina, Father Jeffrey Kirby, Tour of Rome
Father Kirby’s ‘Pathways to Rome’ radio show premieres

SIMPSONVILLE — While studying in Rome, Father Jeffrey Kirby is taking part in a locally produced radio series through Mediatrix Radio. “Pathways to Rome,” features the priest, a married woman and a married man, both with children. Father Kirby, who gave tours of the Vatican while studying in Rome, will introduce his experiences in the […]

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Johns Island, South Carolina
Holy Spirit prepares for growth with church center groundbreaking

JOHNS ISLAND — Turning over shovels of dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony at Holy Spirit Church revealed more than earth: it showed the diversity of a congregation. The group who joined Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Msgr. Charles H. Rowland, the pastor, in the Sept. 27 ceremony came from Johns, Kiawah, Seabrook and Wadmalaw islands. […]

Charleston, South Carolina, Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, heritage
Our Lady of Mercy sisters create tribute to long heritage

CHARLESTON — The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy unveiled a brand new heritage room at their motherhouse on James Island. The room is filled with photos, artifact boxes and information boards that would put a museum to shame. It showcases the history of the order from its inception in 1829 under Bishop […]

Franciscan Center receives grant from Sisters of Charity of South Carolina

ST. HELENA ISLAND — The Franciscan Center’s Project Hope landed a $15,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity of South Carolina to help them combat poverty in Allendale County. The newest grant, their fourth, will be used primarily to develop a business plan for an agricultural venture in the community of Flat Street, Sugar Hill […]

St. Joseph's Catholic School, teenagers with cancer, solidarity
Classmates show solidarity to teenagers with cancer

GREENVILLE — When Christopher Olin and John Griffin Hawkins were diagnosed with cancer over the summer, their parents were devastated. They worried about the pain and suffering the teens would have to endure and their future health, the emotional stress of the disease on their families, the missed classes, and the costs of treatment. The […]

Shirley Wallace, new ramp, St. Vincent de Paul, Meals on Wheels
St. Vincent de Paul group collaborates with Meals on Wheels

MOUNT PLEASANT — Shirley Wallace had not seen her back yard in five years. As a double amputee, she could power her motorized wheelchair to the edge of her driveway and peer down the side yard, but she could not navigate through the grass. In back was her tree-shaded yard and her screened-in porch, which […]

South Carolina Cursillo, Cursillistas, Ultreya
Cursillo is a ‘little course’ to evangelize the individual

Cursillo brothers and sisters appointed new leaders and discussed the authenticity of the movement at a regional meeting Sept. 26. Held at Jesus Our Risen Savior Church in Spartanburg, the event drew 28 core leaders, who had the chance to hear Ceferino Augillon, the Cursillo national coordinator, talk about their future. “Our purpose is the […]

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