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Knights of Columbus Insurance, State of South Carolina
Knights of Columbus is thriving in all quarters

South Carolina legislators came back to work in January and found their statehouse fairly drowning in red ink. Towns have cut services across the state, schools have added students to classes and factories face empty parking lots. The rate of unemployed people has reached 12.6 percent of the population. The state economy may be nearing […]

Dominicans to appear on Oprah

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Some South Carolina Catholics may recognize the order of religious women featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will appear on the program on the 13th anniversary of the community’s founding as part of a story on how the religious life […]

Coat of Arms
Official appointments

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following official appointments: Father Bryan P. Babick, SLL, vicar for divine worship and sacraments; continued assignment to Christ Our King Church, Mount Pleasant, effective Feb. 15, 2010. Effective Feb. 15, 2010, Father Jeffrey Kirby, vicar for vocations; concurrent assignment as chaplain, Cardinal Newman School; residence at St. Joseph […]

Sister Julia Hutchison, superintendent, Office of Catholic schools, education, Diocese of Charleston, SC
Sister Julia Hutchison to leave Catholic schools office in June

COLUMBIA—Sister Julia Hutchison, superintendent of Catholic schools, announced that she is resigning on June 30, at the end of the fiscal year. The Sister of Notre Dame has led the Diocese of Charleston’s school system for the past five years. She has been in education for nearly 50 years serving as teacher, principal, and in […]

The Haitian Project, earthquake, Haiti, Catholic Relief Services, Louverture Cleary School, Port-au-Prince
Deacon and family reunited in Haiti to assist cleanup, aid efforts

SENECA—A South Carolina family that was separated following the devastating earthquake in Haiti was reunited last week. Deacon Patrick Moynihan, president of The Haitian Project, left his family about three weeks ago to lead recovery efforts at the organization’s Louverture Cleary School near Port-au-Prince. Parts of the school were damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake […]

Our Lady of Peace Church, renovation, North Augusta, Old Edgefield Road, RCN Contracting of Augusta, Ga., MCA Artchitecture of Greenville, Father Timothy M. Lijewski
Our Lady of Peace Church undergoes renovation

NORTH AUGUSTA—Our Lady of Peace Church looks a lot different these days. People arriving for Sunday Mass enter a building covered by scaffolding and plastic sheeting. Plywood protects the windows. The church on Old Edgefield Road is in the middle of a construction project that started in December. Workers are removing the artificial stucco walls, […]

Modern conveniences distract from spirituality, speaker says
What you need to know about Internet safety, cyberbullying and the law

COLUMBIA—State agencies are reaching out to Catholic schools, parishes and youth groups in an effort to keep children safe. The S.C. Attorney General’s office and the S.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force are waging war against cyberspace dangers. As part of their campaign, they are offering free internet safety classes.

St. John the Beloved Church, Summerville, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, American Boychoir, monthly concert series
Parish concert series strikes a chord in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE—St. John the Beloved Church’s music ministry is sounding a high note for ecumenism with its monthly concert series. In January, the church hosted the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the American Boychoir, both of which drew a large interdenominational audience. Greg Homza, church music director, said he came up with the idea a couple of […]

Professor Robert George, Furman University, biotechnology, Princeton University, Tocqueville Program
George defends the human embryo at Furman lecture

GREENVILLE—Around 300 people filled Shaw Hall in the Younts Conference Center at Furman University Jan. 26 to hear Princeton University Professor Robert George speak on biotechnology and politics. The talk was the first in the school’s Tocqueville Program 2010 lecture series, which explores the place of biotechnology in a free society. A brochure handed out […]

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