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2010

Job seekers, human resources, resumes, working, looking for work, employment, Iverly Bartley, Society of Human Resources Professionals
Human resources professional provides tips for job seekers

COLUMBIA—Bridget Ward spent many years working for a telecommunications company, and Pam Baxley invested 17 years in the medical field. Both Irmo women now have to start all over and look for new employment in one of the most difficult job markets in recent memory. On Jan. 13, they joined 10 other people at Our […]


Jean Steinhoff, David Held, Divine Redeemer School, Hanahan, Bishop England High School, Daniel Island, Charleston, principals, leave
Bishop England and Divine Redeemer to lose principals

CHARLESTON—Two principals from the Diocese of Charleston school system are leaving at the end of the 2009-10 school year. Jean Steinhoff from Divine Redeemer in Hanahan is retiring and David Held from Bishop England High School on Daniel Island has accepted a position at another school. Both principals have been with the diocese for many […]


Sister Sandra A. Makowski, Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, Chancellor, Diocese of Charleston
Bishop Guglielmone appoints new chancellor

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the appointment Jan. 19 of Sister Sandra A. Makowski, SSMN, J.C.L., as the chancellor for the Diocese of Charleston. She replaces Father Edward W. Fitzgerald who has been made director of diaconate formation. Her appointment is effective Jan. 25.


Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Church of the Nativity, James Island, Catholic
Nativity Church helps keep the dream alive

JAMES ISLAND—The Church of the Nativity held its 13th annual ecumenical prayer service for unity Jan. 18. The theme was “Then and Now—Mobilizing for Healing and Change.” Jack Bass, a historian, journalist, and professor at The Citadel and College of Charleston, was the keynote speaker. He has co-authored and authored seven non-fiction books, several of […]


Haiti, earthquake, Deacon Patrick Moynihan, Port-au-Prince, school, orphanage, The Haitian Project, Louverture Cleary School
Upstate deacon returns to Haiti and cleanup of school

SENECA—Major clean-up work began recently at the Louverture Cleary School outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a powerful earthquake rocked the country, killing tens of thousands and leaving many more homeless and hungry. The boarding school is operated by The Haitian Project, a Catholic Mission that offers a tuition-free, Catholic secondary education to more than 350 economically […]


Good Shepherd Church, McCormick, dedication, blessing, new church building, Bishop Francis Reh, Bishop Robert Guglielmone
Bishop dedicates Good Shepherd Church in McCormick

MCCORMICK—In one sense, Catholics in much of McCormick County have spent the past 45 years serving God from a hand-me-down. In 1964, Pope Paul VI was steering the Second Vatican Council toward completion and the United States was about to step deeper into the Vietnam War. At the same time, a small group of Catholics began what would become four-plus decades of […]


Daughters of St. Paul, Paulines, Pauline Books and Media Center, Charleston, King Street, vocation, religious order, South Carolina, Sister Clare Stephen Kralovic, Condon's Department Store, SpiritualiTea, Sister Jane Raphael Livingston
Daughters of St. Paul to celebrate 25 years of service in SC

CHARLESTON—The Daughters of St. Paul are a relatively new order dating back to 1915. They can be found in over 30 nations and are involved in every aspect of the communications ministry. The sisters came to Charleston in 1985 after persuasive letters and phone calls from Bishop Ernest L. Unterkoefler. Sister Jane Raphael Livingston said […]


Confirmation, Catechism of the Catholic Church, sacraments, sacrament of confirmation, Father Paul Williams, St. Martin de Porres Church, Columbia, Catholic Encyclopedia, Father C. Alexander MacDonald, St. Andrew Church, Clemson
Through confirmation we are changed forever

Confirmation is a special sacrament that helps Catholics live a fuller life in Christ and prepares them to spread the Gospel to others. Pastors from the Diocese of Charleston say people should recognize that the sacrament confers very special graces. Franciscan Father Paul M. Williams, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia, celebrated […]


Saturday Night Alive in Christ, Saturday Night Live, Greenville, students, teens, ecumenical, gangs, curfew, pro-life, Catholic-led
The first ‘Saturday Night Alive in Christ’ organized for Greenville teens

GREENVILLE—Chris Stansberry has been searching for a way to keep young people off the streets of downtown Greenville, and judging by the turnout Jan. 9 at St. Mary Church he seems to have found the solution. Around 70 high school teens arrived inside the church gymnasium on a chilly Upstate night for the first “Saturday […]


Father Duane Riplog, veteran, U.S. Navy, World War II, priest, obituary
Father Riplog — veteran, husband, father, priest — dies at 85

SUMMERVILLE—Father Duane T. Riplog, former parochial vicar of St. John the Beloved Church and a U.S. Navy veteran, died of lung cancer on Jan. 8 in his home. He was 85. The funeral Mass was held Jan. 12 at St. John the Beloved. Burial was at Summerville Cemetery.


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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate