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St. Francis shop is back in business at its new location

COLUMBIA — The St. Francis Catholic Shop has found a new home. The store is moving into a smaller space in the same shopping center where it is currently located, said Maureen Weigold, who runs the business with her husband, Deacon Greg Weigold. The Weigolds had planned to close at the end of February because […]

Readers help choose their news with Miscellany survey

CHARLESTON — Subscribers who participate in The Cath olic Miscellany’s readership survey will help determine the kind of newspaper they receive. The Miscellany is conducting the survey to help provide the editorial staff with a picture of who the readers are, what they would like to see and how they would like to receive their […]

New bishop’s ordination Mass to be streamed live online

CHARLESTON — When Bishop-designate Robert E. Guglielmone is ordained as the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, the eyes of the world will be upon him, from the comfort of their own homes. The historic event will be streamed live on the Internet, making it the first time the S.C. diocese has been able […]

Called to conversion brings families to Christ

LEXINGTON — For the Sakaras of Hopkins, this year’s Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion ceremony for the Midlands Deanery was definitely a family affair. The Sakara siblings — Alyssa, 11, Jessica, 13, and Corey, 19 — all took part in the annual ritual at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington on Feb. 28. […]

Fundamentalist Bible college is host to high Catholic art

GREENVILLE — When an art historian from Furman University decided to give tours of Catholic art in March, she did not have to go far for original material. “It’s amazing that it’s in Greenville. It’s an extraordinary collection, and many people don’t even know it’s here,” said Carolyn J. Watson, Ph.D., a Furman professor and […]

Our Lady of Good Counsel gives ‘gift of life’ to Nigerian village

CHARLESTON — For many people, a source of clean water is no farther than the nearest faucet in their house, or spigot in their yard. But for the millions living in poverty-stricken countries across the globe, it is not so easy. Take Ikot Abasi Akpan in Nigeria, home of Msgr. Sylvanus Udoidem. In an e-mail […]

St. Mary Help of Christians school board wins award

CHARLESTON — St. Mary Help of Christians School in Aiken has the type of school board others strive to emulate. Described as efficient and committed, the group received the National Catholic Educational Association Outstanding Board Award on Feb. 17. They are one of only nine boards in the country to receive the award. Peggy Wertz, […]

Remove obstacles to Christ, bishop-designate says

CHARLESTON — Lent is an opportunity for the faithful to remove the obstacles to their relationship with Christ, to forgive and be forgiven, according to Bishop-designate Robert E. Guglielmone. “Each and every one of us has something in our lives that creates some sort of block between the relationship that should exist between ourselves and […]

Six Basic Truths of Discipleship: Acknowledging God as Lord

Some years ago a friend asserted that God was a hindrance to his freedom and creativity. He argued, as some others do, that God is a crutch invented by humanity. He believed that we created God to give us consolation in our dark moments when we don’t want to be alone in our doubts and […]

Hilton Head crisis pregnancy center to expand to Jasper County

HILTON HEAD — The Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country is expanding its outreach to Jasper County.   Beginning March 9, mobile prenatal clinics will be offered in four areas of the county to serve a rapidly growing client base of women who lack access to prenatal care, according to Dr. Vera Bailey, […]

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