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Daughters of Charity, St. Vincent de Paul, Gloverville, Georgetown, St. Cyprian Church, Our Lady of the Valley Church, Aquinas High School, St. Louise de Marillac
Daughters of Charity exemplify their order’s name

GEORGETOWN/GLOVERVILLE—The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul are an international community of over 19,000 women in more than 90 countries. They are located throughout the United States and have two communities in South Carolina. “We serve in small towns, large cities, rural areas, third world countries — wherever you find persons who are […]

Catechetical leaders, directors of religious education, diocesan, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Sister Pamela Smith, catechesis
Catechetical leaders honored for years of service

CHARLESTON—The Catholic Church has an untold number of people who work behind the scenes to spread the Gospel message. Sometimes, someone looks in their direction and recognizes their contributions. Such was the case Jan. 21 when Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone honored the parish directors and coordinators of religious education for the Diocese of Charleston with […]

Father Theodore T. Cilwick, Church of the Nativity, New York, Maryknoll, Saint Meinrad Seminary, Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy
Father Theodore T. Cilwick dies at 94

CHARLESTON—Father Theodore T. Cilwick, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, died Jan. 23. He was 94. The funeral Mass will be Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. in Church of the Nativity, 1061 Folly Road. The Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Father Cilwick was born Sept. 13, 1915, in New […]

Peace Corps, Mary Kathleen Ruddy, Charleston Southern University, Uganda, Immaculate Conception Church, Goose Creek
Ruddy hopes to be of service in the Peace Corps

MONCKS CORNER—While many 22-year-olds are worrying about graduating from college and what the next step in their life should be, Mary Kathleen Ruddy is trying to figure out the best way to help others.  “I know I’m called to serve,” she said, “but how is the question.” Ruddy recently graduated from Charleston Southern University with […]

Micah McLaurin, College of Charleston, Piano Concerto, concert series, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Enruque Graf, Charleston Academy of Music
McLaurin, 15, is youngest pianist to perform at College of Charleston event

CHARLESTON—Micah McLaurin, who is considered a piano prodigy by many, can thank God and his grandmother. God gave him his talent, and his grandmother gave him his first piano at age 9. “I became interested right away and my mom signed me up for lessons,” Micah said. The rest could be history in the making.

Catholic Youth Rally for Life, St. Joseph Church, Columbia, Stand Up for Life march and rally, Catholic youths, teens, pro-life, anti-abortion
Pray for the gift of courage, bishop tells youth at rally

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone praised young people for being willing to publicly stand up for the sanctity of life at the Catholic Youth Rally for Life held Jan. 16. More than 650 Catholic youth converged at the St. Joseph gymnasium for a morning of music, prayer, guest speakers and a special Mass celebrated by the […]

Stand Up for Life march and rally, Columbia, South Carolina, pro-life, anti-abortion, state capitol, University of South Carolina
Abortion is more than a political issue

COLUMBIA—Damon Owens is a personal witness to what can happen when a mother chooses life for her unborn child. Owens, a Catholic family values advocate from New Jersey, gave the keynote speech at the annual Stand Up for Life march and rally held in Columbia on Jan. 16. He is national spokesman for the Life […]

Opt for safe and familiar organizations when donating to charity

Faced with the magnitude of the earthquake tragedy in Haiti, many people are reaching for their checkbooks or clicking on an Internet link to send a donation. Sadly, one thing potential donors and charities alike need to be wary of is the potential of fraud. Technology has made it much easier for scammers to pull […]

Ursuline Sisters Vera Gardner and Dolora Stueve die

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ursuline Sister Vera Gardner died Jan. 7 at Mercy Sacred Heart Village in Louisville, Ky. She was 87. Sister Vera, formerly known as Sister Evangelista, entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1941. She served in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., for 26 years, where she worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator at Cardinal Newman […]

Franciscan Sister Catherine Hunt, St. Joseph Church, Anderson; St. Paul the Apostle Church, Spartanburg; Sacrred Heart Church, Gaffney; St. Louis Church, Dillon
Franciscan Sister Catherine Hunt dies at 94

ASTON, Penn.—Franciscan Sister Catherine Hunt, formerly Sister Mary Martha, 94, died in Assisi House on Jan. 12. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 77 years. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 20 in Assisi House. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in […]

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