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(Sgt. Scott M. Biscuiti/US Marine Corps) Retired Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston greets a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 16, 2009. Livingston served as the company’s commander in 1968 during the Vietnam War, where he earned the Medal of Honor and other decorations for heroic actions in combat.
Livingston thanks Knights for service

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND—Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, recipient of three purple hearts and the Congressional Medal of Honor, praised the Knights of Columbus for their service to country and community. “You gentlemen represent one of those beacons of hope, of leadership by example,” he said.

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Simpsonville, South Carolina (Photo/Diocesan Archives)
St. Mary Magdalene takes a planning census

SIMPSONVILLE—St. Mary Magdalene Church is holding its first census to find out exactly how many people are in the rapidly growing parish. After the final blessing at each Mass Dec. 4-5, one member of each family will be asked to fill out a census form, with a second chance from Dec. 11-12. The forms will […]

Cancer patients share a ride on the Road to Recovery

Charles Vance considers himself a lucky man. In the past six months he has finished chemotherapy and radiation, been declared cancer free, and married a wonderful lady who is “filled with the spirit.” But he’s not sure he would have made it without the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, which provides drivers to […]

(Miscellany/Terry Cregar) Sister Kateri Mitchell, SSA, executive director of the Tekakwitha Conference, speaks at the Women’s Gathering in Greenville Nov. 20. The event was funded by a grant from the Black and Indian Mission-Native American Evangelization.
Native American evangelization at Women’s Gathering

GREENVILLE—The opportunities for women in the Catholic Church have never been greater, according to Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM. The Director of the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation delivered that message at the Diocese of Charleston’s first “Women’s Gathering” held Nov. 20 at the Hyatt Hotel.

(Miscellany/Christina Lee Knauss) Columbia artist Angel Allen adds detail to a porcelain sculpture of Mary. She is a member of St. Joseph Church who specializes in mosaics and ceramic painting, and has work permanently installed around the parish and school on Devine Street. Below, Allen created this mosaic of the Holy Family, which is on display in an outdoor passageway at St. Joseph School.
Allen’s art brings beauty to Catholic spaces

COLUMBIA—A large mosaic of the Holy Family stands in a school passageway while a colorful sculpture of children enhances a playground. The artist’s work, permanently on display at St. Joseph Church and School, illuminates a deep and abiding faith.

Bishop Guglielmone’s Thanksgiving message

We offer praise and thanksgiving In one of the homily helps that I have used over the years, I remember a story of searchers for sunken treasures having discovered a ship that contained many interesting and valuable items. The one item that touched the divers’ hearts most deeply was a wedding ring that, after cleaning, […]

Vatican press officer addresses pope’s comment about condom use in battle against AIDS

By Vatican Information Service VATICAN CITY—Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s press office director, issued a Nov. 21 statement concerning remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI on the use of condoms in the battle against HIV-AIDS, which appear the new book “Light of the World” by Peter Seewald. Father Lombardi addressed the pope’s response to […]

(Miscellany/Terry Cregar) Father H. Gregory West, administrator of St. Andrew Church in Clemson, serves some of his gumbo at the eighth annual Ministers’ Cook-Off recently.
Heavenly dishes compete at ministers cook-off

CENTRAL—People got a jump on the holiday eating season Nov. 11 and at the same time generated much-needed cash for a local relief agency. More than 200 people filled the cafeteria at D.W. Daniel High School, a public school in Pickens County, for the eighth annual Ministers’ Cook-Off.

(Miscellany/Christina Lee Knauss) A man kisses a reliquary that holds five relics of Vietnamese martyrs during a celebration held Nov. 14 at St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia. Franciscan Father Khoa Nguyen, priest for Vietnamese ministry, is holding the relics.
Celebrating the martyrs of Vietnam

Lễ mừng các Thánh Tử Đạo Việt Nam COLUMBIA—Catholics paid tribute to those who died for their faith at the Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration held Nov. 14 at St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia. Franciscan Father Khoa Nguyen, a priest for Vietnamese ministry in the Diocese of Charleston, celebrated Mass in his native tongue for […]

Manners and courtesy
Courtesy involves human dignity

Good manners involve much more than just being polite at the dinner table, or saying please and thank you. Those are just the basics one teaches to young children. As we grow, manners evolve into a way of being considerate and respectful of our fellow man, whether that’s in a business situation or in traffic. […]

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