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Sister Roberta Fulton elected president of National Black Sisters

COLUMBIA — Sister Roberta Fulton, SSMN, was elected president of the National Black Sisters Conference during the group’s annual meeting in Philadelphia July 27-31. Sister Roberta is a member of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur and has served as principal of St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia since 2006.

Anthropology serves Father Emmanuel Andinam in his ministry

SENECA — Father Emmanuel Andinam relaxed in the sacristy of St. Paul the Apostle Mission on a warm, muggy August morning, having just celebrated Mass for about 50 people. It’s what the 57-year-old native of Nigeria enjoys the most about what he does — a belief that’s confirmed by the broad smile spread across his […]

Priest’s book covers faith with a tour of St. Peter’s

COLUMBIA — Father Jeffrey Kirby has written a book that combines a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome with commentary on Catholicism. “Encountering the Lord in His Holy Court: A Walk Through St. Peter’s Basilica” (129 pages, $14.95) was published recently by Signo Press.  The press is a division of Requiem Press, a Catholic publishing […]

Dominican Sister Mary Therese Janke dies at 91

SINSINAWA, Wis. — Sister Mary Therese Janke, OP, died July 26 at St. Dominic Villa. The Mass of Resurrection was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa July 30 followed by burial in the motherhouse cemetery, according to a press release.

‘And you visited me’: Ministering to the imprisoned

ANDERSON — Last September Father Aubrey McNeil, pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Church, said he visited a former member of the parish community who had landed in jail. The man, who is Hispanic, told the Franciscan priest that he was not the only person of Spanish-speaking heritage being held there. “He said, ‘You […]

Pro-life ads to air in the Upstate

GREENVILLE — Starting next month, advertisements will air on most Upstate television stations on crisis pregnancy and post-abortion recovery. The 30-second ads will appear starting the week of Sept. 14 on Upstate network affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNet, according to Valerie Baronkin, Diocese of Charleston Respect Life coordinator for the Piedmont […]

St. Paul School, Spartanburg
Catholic schools find creative ways to save money and help families

The economic recession gripping the country has taken a toll on Cath­olic schools across the Diocese of Charleston. Some schools are holding their own in terms of enrollment, but others have seen anywhere from small to large drops in their student population. One thing they have all experienced is a dramatic rise in financial aid […]

Our Lady of Mercy Sister deNeri Faase dies at 101

CHARLESTON — Sister M. deNeri Faase of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy died at May Forest, the motherhouse, on Aug. 3. She was 101. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 6 at May Forest on James Island. The Rite of Committal was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Sister deNeri was […]

Youth participate in a small group discussion and prayer during one of the Christian Leadership Institutes held at Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville in June and July. Junior and high school sessions included Scripture study and talks about issues facing teens, like modesty, faith and respect.
Youth program hopes to create Christian leaders, vocations

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Bryan Murdaugh stood in front of more than 100 high school students in a packed meeting room at Camp Kinard on July 10 and spoke for them all. With one sentence, he summed up why they had just spent a week of their summer at the rural conference center 40 miles outside Columbia […]

Father C. Thomas Miles merges love for canon law with service

CHARLESTON — Father C. Thomas Miles is about to trade in his straw hat for a much warmer head covering. The priest, who has served on the Tribunal for eight years and as pastor of Holy Cross Church in Pickens and St. Luke Mission in Easley for more than four years, left Charleston on July […]

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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate