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Pope Benedict XVI, encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Populorium Progresio
Speaker says pope’s encyclical pinpoints the need for humanity and charity

TAYLORS—Members of Prince of Peace Church turned out last week to hear fellow Catholics share their impressions of Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.” Ty Tessitore, Ph.D., professor of political science at Furman University, and Gus Suarez, an attorney specializing in employment and immigration law with Ogletree Deakins in Greenville, explored the 144-page encyclical […]

Sister Nancy Hendershot, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
Augustinian sisters build hospitals, orphanages, community

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are a diocesan order based in Cleveland, Ohio. They first came to South Carolina toward the end of The Great Depression. Sister Nancy Hendershot, vice president of mission and ministry based at Providence Hospitals, said the tale of how her congregation came to the South started with a […]

Jim Pennell, Alec and Winnie Robinson, Terry Buquet, and Pat and Mike Payne, members of St. Peter Church in Beaufort, are volunteers for Guiding Children of Promise, a program for mentoring children whose parents are incarcerated
Beaufort volunteers mentor children with incarcerated parents

BEAUFORT—Children who have a parent or parents serving time in the correctional system could be considered some of the most vulnerable in society. They are forced to deal not only with the loneliness and sadness of being without their parent, but also with increased chances they will live in poverty and suffer from emotional problems. […]

Diocese of Charleston official priest appointments

CHARLESTON—Effective Sept. 1 the following appointments made by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone for the Diocese of Charleston: Father Nicholas Capetola, CRM, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Goose Creek; Father Nestor Jun Abog, CRM, parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception Church; Father Liam Panganiban, CRM, currently parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Church, will return to his order. […]

All Souls' Day, tradition, cemetery, Bishop Robert Guglielmone
Bishop Guglielmone starts an All Souls’ Day tradition

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone brought a Northern tradition to life in the South when he celebrated Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery on All Souls’ Day. A large crowd braved the overcast, chilly weather to attend the outdoor service dedicated to remembering and honoring our deceased loved ones. Bishop Guglielmone, a native New Yorker, said the […]

St. Anne's Parochial School, St. Anne School, Rock Hill, integration, desegregation, civil rights
St. Anne School receives historical marker for civil rights

ROCK HILL—Many people don’t realize that a Catholic school was the first in South Carolina to integrate. In 1954, five African-American students from St. Mary Church enrolled at then St. Anne’s Parochial School. For nearly a decade, it was the only integrated school in the state. Now more people will learn about Catholic education’s role […]

South Carolina Charismatic Conference
Charismatic conference links calls to holiness and mission

COLUMBIA — The faithful can live a fuller spiritual life by focusing on the rich history and transforming power of the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit instead of petty differences. That was the overall message at the annual S.C. Catholic Charismatic Conference held at Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia Oct. 23-25. The […]

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Charleston, adoption
Catholic Charities now offering adoption program

CHARLESTON — South Carolina families hoping to share their lives with an adopted child will now have the option to do so through their local Catholic Charities office. The Diocese of Charleston has partnered with Catholic Social Services in the Diocese of Charlotte, N.C., to set up a location at St. Philip Neri Church in […]

National Association of Black Catholic Administrators, Kathleen Merritt
Shrinking budgets, resourceful fundraising targeted at NABCA meeting

ATLANTA — Participants at the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators dealt with several tough issues facing churches and discussed how to overcome them at the annual meeting Sept. 24-26. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory welcomed the attendees to the Archdiocese of Atlanta and encouraged them to work together and be creative as they seek solutions. […]

Centenarian, Epper, 100-year-old
Margaret Epper celebrates 100 years of life, family and faith

CHARLESTON — Relatives from at least five states flew into town to help Margaret Epper celebrate her 100th birthday. “The party was great,” she said. “I had one good time!” Katherine Epper, her daughter-in-law, organized the festivities at the Villas of West Ashley on Oct. 17, and said more than 50 people came. Mrs. Epper […]

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