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2010

Father John Leddy, OMI
Missionary Oblate Father John Leddy dies at 91

BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Father John J. Leddy, OMI, died Dec. 1 at the Dammert Center after a lengthy illness. He was 91. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 11. He was interred at the Oblate cemetery at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence and Infirmary.


Bishop Guglielmone makes official appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments: Franciscan Father Khoa Nguyen,  Vietnamese ministry of the Diocese of Charleston, with particular attention to Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Anthony of Padua Churches, Greenville, effective July 1. Father Paul D. MacNeil, parochial vicar, St. Gregory the Great Church, Bluffton, effective Oct. 8.



(Miscellany/Paul Brown) Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone blesses Deacon Ballard during the ordination ceremony held at Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville.
History study led to Deacon Ballard’s ordination

GREENVILLE—Richard Ballard was a Lutheran pastor for more than 20 years before he realized that the Catholic Church was his true spiritual home. He came into the church at Easter in 2006 and is now a permanent deacon.




Celia Ryan
Forgiveness isn’t easy, but it’s necessary

MYRTLE BEACH—Forgiveness requires a decision by the forgiver that may need to be made over and over again. It is a gift that starts with a change of heart, and the willingness to see those who hurt others in the light of their humanity, and not from an individual’s need for retribution.


Javier Heredia, seminarian for the Diocese of Charleston, SC
Heredia made acolyte Dec. 8

WESTON, Mass.—Javier Heredia, a seminarian for the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., was instituted as an acolyte Dec. 8 at Blessed John XXIII Seminary.


Father Leonard Cunningham, OCSO
Area’s first African-American priest dies

MONCKS CORNER—Trappist Father Leonard Aloysius Cunningham, the first African-American from Charleston to be ordained a priest, died Dec. 5 at his Mepkin Abbey home. He was 87. A Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 9 at the abbey church and burial was in the Mepkin cemetery.


Sister Kathleen Frances Carroll, OSF
Franciscan Sister Kathleen Carroll dies at age 83

ASTON, Pa.—Sister Kathleen Frances Carroll, OSF, formerly Sister M. Brian, died in Assisi House on Dec. 5. She was 83 and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 58 years.


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    Jun 259:00 am Bishop to say Mass - Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jun 2612:00 am Provincial Assemby of Bishops - Charleston, SC
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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    7:30 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    7:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry