Catholic Scout Camporee highlights vocations
COLUMBIA—For a Catholic Boy or Girl Scout, a camporee weekend isn’t just about campfires, canoeing and sleeping in a tent. More than 500 Scouts and their parents also spent three days focusing on their faith at the sixth annual Catholic Scouting Camporee held Oct. 15-17 at Lake Weston.
Faithful citizenship, voting, Catholic social teaching
Goals for Political Life: Challenges for citizens, candidates and public officials As Catholics, we are led to raise questions for political life other than: “Are you better off than you were two or four years ago?” Our focus is not on party affiliation, ideology, economics, or even competence and capacity to perform duties, as important […]
Foundation awards $97,500 to SC outreaches
COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 11 Collaboration for Ministry grants totaling $97,500 to programs associated with women religious across South Carolina. The foundation recognizes the needs and challenges facing congregations in the state, according to a press release. The grants were established to support women religious in their efforts to […]
Dominican Sister Patricia Caulfield dies at 73
ADRIAN, Mich.—Sister Patricia Caulfield, formerly known as Sister Barbara Thomas Caulfield, died Oct. 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was 73 and in the 57th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. The funeral was Oct. 19 in the congregation’s chapel and burial followed in their cemetery.
St. Joseph welcomes back Wheeler, middle school
ANDERSON—St. Joseph School has a couple of big reasons to celebrate. For one, this year brought the first class of sixth graders to campus and officially marked its growth into a middle school. Also, Mary Ann Wheeler returned to the helm after a brief foray into retirement.
Priests, religious must discuss tough health issues
COLUMBIA—The most effective way for Catholic clergy and women religious to deal with disagreements over hot-button issues such as health care legislation and abortion can be summed up with one word — dialogue. That was the consensus at a group discussion held at St. John Neumann Church on Oct. 8, led by Jesuit Father John […]
Bishop receives NIAF award
CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone received an outstanding achievement award from the National Italian American Foundation at a reception Oct. 11 at the Harbour Club. “Bishop Guglielmone is a people’s priest, a great homilist and a down-to-earth, approachable man,” said Jim Weiskircher, chairman of the diocesan committee on Scouting.
Despite incident, 40 Days vigil still going strong
CHARLESTON—As it nears the home stretch, support for the 40 Days for Life campaign remains strong. According to Tom Barber, the local vigil coordinator, participation has not waned, even after a doctor who works at one of the clinics pulled a gun on some of the protestors outside of Charleston Women’s Medical Clinic on Ashley […]
Mass, luncheon for health care workers is Oct. 23
CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has invited all health care workers to attend the first annual White Mass and luncheon on Oct. 23 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St. The event will begin with lunch that will segue into a host of speakers and conclude with a Mass.