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Volunteer Lisa Seidel is pictured with the late Monnie Berry, who died Jan. 17. The two shared a close bond through the Senior Companions program. Seidel kept in close contact with the family during Berry’s illness and hospice stay, and attended her memorial service, senior companions, catholic charities, piedmont deanery, Greenville, Nancy Pearce, Stacey Lazurek
Companion program has reciprocal benefits for volunteers and seniors

GREENVILLE—For nearly a year, Mary Beth Edenfield has helped Margaret Scarlett, 84, shop for groceries, and travel to doctor and hairdresser appointments. “We share a lot of friendship,” Edenfield said. “She has enriched my life. I get more out of our time together than she does, although she’ll tell you just the opposite.” Edenfield participates […]

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Technological advances create ethical dilemmas in the medical field

COLUMBIA—Catholic doctors face countless challenges daily, not only in practicing medicine but in reconciling the teachings of their faith with difficult moral and ethical issues arising from today’s medical technologies. Those concerns and how to face them were the main topic at the inaugural meeting for the Diocese of Charleston’s physicians guild, held Jan. 30 […]

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St. Joseph School hat parade

After reading Debra Frasier’s book, “Miss Alenius: A Vocabulary Disaster,” the fourth-grade class of St. Joseph School in Anderson celebrated with a Hat Parade. Virginia Thompson, Ashleigh Werth, Chloe Craft, Jonathan Monts, Benjamin Loudermilk, Francesca Strathern, Sakshi Joglekar (visiting from Montessori), Michael Waldsmith and Sophia Martel proudly show off the hats they constructed to depict […]

CRS executive extremely grateful for Catholic response

BALTIMORE—Catholic Relief Services and its Caritas partners have stepped up relief efforts in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, delivering food and water to hundreds of thousands and providing medical care to thousands more. To date, the charity has provided food to more than 100,000 people in Port-au-Prince, many of whom are gathered at the city’s largest […]

World Day for Consecrated Life set for Feb. 7

WASHINGTON—The 14th celebration of the annual World Day for Consecrated Life, Feb. 2, will be marked in the United States the weekend of Feb. 7. The occasion is celebrated in the United States on the Sunday following Feb. 2, to enable as much participation as possible.

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Catholic Schools Office begins enrollment campaign

The Diocese of Charleston’s Catholic Schools Office launched its billboard campaign Jan. 25 in three cities. Each board depicts the slogan — Good grades are just the beginning — followed by the Web address

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Christian unity celebrated at annual LARCUM prayer service

COLUMBIA—Working for unity helps all Christians develop a fuller relationship with Christ and better understand the meaning of the Gospel message. That was the overall theme at the 15th annual Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist prayer service, held Jan. 24 in Christ Chapel at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.

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SC Christian Action Council tackles tough issues on race and ecumenism

WHITE OAK—The evolving face of race relations in South Carolina and in the United States as a whole was the focus of “A New Conversation on Race: Engagement and Change.” The Jan. 21-22 conference drew about 75 members of the clergy, church workers and lay people who participated in meetings, worship and small group discussions […]

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