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Vouchers for private schools may have a shot

Proponents of the education voucher bill are giving it a facelift that they hope will make it more attractive to legislators. Neil Mellen said there are basically three changes to the bill, all designed to make it simpler and more palatable from a financial perspective.

Children need, and want, rules — it’s up to you

Anyone seeking parenting advice doesn’t have to look far. Tap into the internet, visit a bookstore, or call a friend — even if the friend doesn’t have children, she’ll have advice. The question is: whose advice is right? There’s an overwhelming amount of material out there, and a lot of it sounds contradictory.

The challenges and changes of the new Roman Missal

TAYLORS—Most Catholics by now have heard about upcoming changes to the text of the English translation of the Roman Missal, set to begin on the first Sunday of Advent 2011. The challenge for everyone, from parish priests and religious education directors to the people in the pews, is to learn what changed and why they […]

St. Luke the Evangelist
Learning about St. Luke the Evangelist

Advent has just begun, and there is perhaps no better time of the year to consider the Gospel of Luke. As the third book of the New Testament, Luke offers readers a look at the events leading up to Jesus’ birth, and a beautiful infancy narrative, which gave the world many of the elements of […]

Christ Our King Church plans new facility for youth and seniors
Christ Our King’s beach house joins the generations

MOUNT PLEASANT—A new building project at Christ Our King Church is designed to bring different generations together. The parish’s active youth and senior ministries will share the new facility, known as the Beach House because its design is similar to family beach houses on Sullivan’s Island.

Rosaries for Life surpasses goal

The results for this year’s Rosary for Life campaign is 44,746, with counts still missing from a handful of parishes. The number is 10,000 more than the original goal, according to Kathy Schmugge, assistant director of the Office of Family Life.

Deacons Artur Przywara, Richard Jackson and Philip Gillespie lie prostrate during their ordination to the diaconate in May 2009. The three men will be ordained priests at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston on June 11. (Miscellany/Douglas Deas)
Wodecki’s diaconal ordination, Good a candidate

CHARLESTON—Two more men are moving closer to the priesthood for the Diocese of Charleston. Filip Wodecki will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Mauldin by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone.

St. Andrew Chapel, Clemson
Chapel helped St. Andrew parish grow in faith

CLEMSON—For 75 years, a small chapel has been a quiet witness to the growth of the Catholic community in a region known as the Golden Corner of South Carolina. St. Andrew parish will celebrate that building’s 75th anniversary on Dec. 8 with a Mass.

National Religious Retirement Office
Retired religious face financial crisis

Since the Retirement Fund for Religious was launched in 1988, more than $582 million has been distributed to support the immediate needs of elderly sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. The 2009 collection for the RFR enabled the distribution of over $23 million in Direct Care Assistance.

(Miscellany/Keith Jacobs) Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was named Episcopal Liaison to the National Committee on Scouting.
Bishop appointed to national Scouting committee

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was recently appointed as Episcopal Liaison to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. The appointment was made by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, and officially announced Nov. 15, 2010, at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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