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St. John School, North Charleston, Phillip Williams, convert, sacrraments
Student welcomed into Catholic Church

St. John lives Catholic faithNORTH CHARLESTON—Phillip Williams, a seventh-grade student at St. John School, recently received the sacraments of baptism, Eucharist and confirmation at a school Mass celebrated by Father Edward W. Fitzgerald. His family attended and the whole school celebrated after Mass with a pizza lunch and cake.

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Father Longenecker took a different route to Catholic priesthood

GREENVILLE—Father Dwight Longenecker is never alone on his daily drive to work as chaplain at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. His sons, Benedict and Theo, and daughter Madeleine, all students there, are along for the ride. Father Longenecker is a former Anglican priest who is married with four children. He was ordained a Catholic priest in […]

Joe Paprocki, Bible, Scripture, Gospels, Catholic, study, prayer, The Catholic Approach to the Bible: How Catholics Hear and Proclaim the Word
Reading Scripture makes our prayer lives more fruitful, says Paprocki

COLUMBIA—Reading and studying the Bible is a crucial part of developing an intimate relationship with Christ. But for too long, Catholics were not encouraged to read the Bible, according to Joe Paprocki, national consultant for faith formation at Loyola Press in Chicago. His childhood was a classic example. “Like all good Catholics we had a […]

National March for Life, Washington, DC, Conan O'Brien, youth, young adult, Catholic
SC youth make presence felt in national pro-life march

CHARLESTON—Conan O’Brien’s last television show received more attention in the press than the 2010 National March for Life, but front page news or not, it was a big deal for many South Carolina teens. The total count of the crowd has been reported from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. Kathy Schmugge, coordinator for […]

Catholic Press Month, February 2010, The Catholic Miscellany, South Carolina
Catholic Press Month: Subscribing to your beliefs

CHARLESTON—You’ve heard it many times before, communication is key. Whether it is in a marriage, friendship, work or sport, a cornerstone of any solid relationship is good dialogue. Bring Christ into that rapport and you have a hope-filled future. One of the ways the Catholic Church carries its message to the faithful is through its […]

Pictured are seventh- and eighth-graders in Louise Pease’s class at Divine Redeemer School in Hanahan. The school is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Gala this month
Divine Redeemer marks golden jubilee with 1950s theme

HANAHAN—Divine Redeemer School will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Gala with a host of alumni, parents, parishioners and special guests. Father Edward W. Fitzgerald, pastor of Divine Redeemer Church, said the event will be held at the school’s Caddell Hall on Feb. 20 following Mass. It is expected to run from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

NASA, Gene Austin, space travel, X-33, Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Transportation and Exploration Office, Advanced Transportation Technologies Office, St. Anne School, Sumter
Former NASA official encourages student interest in math and science

SUMTER—Gene Austin brought students at St. Anne School closer to the stars recently. Austin, a retired NASA official from Alabama, gave a presentation Feb. 3 to students in fifth through eighth grades about the wonders of space, and how science and math play a key role in astronomy.

Alexis Fritz, at left, a Prince of Peace fifth-grader, makes her move against Aimee McVey, a St. Paul the Apostle sixth-grader, at a basketball game held in Taylors to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
Schools hold friendly basketball competition

TAYLORS— St. Paul the Apostle School in Spartanburg and Prince of Peace School in Taylors went toe-to-toe in a basketball game to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Michael Pennell, principal of Prince of Peace, challenged St. Paul in the spirit of friendly competition.

St. Benedict Church, Mount Pleasant, new church
St. Benedict begins construction of new church building

MOUNT PLEASANT—For over eight years, the parishioners of St. Benedict Church have used a school cafeteria as their facility. That will change in 2010. Tangible signs of progress were visible recently as a parade of construction vehicles arrived and began work on the site of the new church building.

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