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Buen Camino!

By Theresa KrupkaBuen Camino. These words became as familiar to us as the steady rhythm of our boots crunching step after step along the path. Buen Camino. We weren’t even sure what it meant exactly. A husband and wife sat on a bench with their backpacks by their feet and their lunch strewn over their […]

Economy affects enrollment, but not quality of diocesan schools

Diocesan schools continue to boast mostly positive news as they roll into the first quarter of the new year, despite an economy that keeps sputtering and stalling.Sandra Leatherwood, assistant to the superintendent, said about a dozen schools have either completed recent renovations, or are in the process.

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will mandate sterlization and contraception coverage at Catholic hospitals
Speak out against mandated coverage of sterilzation/contraceptives

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has asked the faithful in his diocese to help prevent mandated coverage of surgical sterilization and contraceptives in Catholic hospitals. On Aug. 1, the Department of Health and Human Services approved final regulations for group health plans and health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandating coverage […]

Bishop Guglielmone blesses the Drexel House

CHARLESTON—The St. Katharine Drexel residence for men received its official blessing on Aug. 24. Father Jeffrey F. Kirby, vicar for vocations, said it was the culmination of months of preparation and renovation.Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass at the house chapel with Msgr. Richard D. Harris and Father Kirby. The bishop then blessed each of […]

Fr. Kennedy
Father Louis Kennedy, a retired priest helping in the diocese, dies at 80

DOUGLASTON, N.Y.—Father Louis J.P. Kennedy, 80, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, died Aug. 13 in Douglaston.The Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug 17 at  Immaculate Conception Center.Father Kennedy was ordained in 1957 for the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. He retired in 2004, after working for 32 years as a parish […]

Sister Mary Clement
Our Lady of Mercy Sister Mary Clement Fine dies at 97

CHARLESTON—Sister Mary Clement Fine, a Sister of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, died Aug. 27 at the May Forest motherhouse. She was 97.A vigil service was held at the motherhouse on Aug. 29, followed by the Mass of Christian burial on Aug. 30. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.Sister Mary Clement, formerly Mary Pauline […]

Bishop at Holy Cross office
Bishop blesses Holy Cross office

CHARLESTON—Businesses everywhere are suffering the doldrums of a clingy recession, and cemeteries are no different.Warren Stuckey, diocesan director of cemeteries, said in the past, people planned for the future, often buying entire family plots well in advance. In recent years, though, sales have dropped to a worrisome level.“People are just not buying with the economy […]

Old schoolhouse
Historical Walterboro schoolhouse may be renovated into social hall

St. James the Greater Mission in Walterboro is one step closer to converting its historical schoolhouse into a social hall.Father Jeffrey A. Kendall, pastor of the mission and St. Anthony Church, said the architectural plans were recently approved by the parish. Now they just need the go-ahead from the city zoning board and the diocesan […]

Brother Tobiah
From beer to Belmont, perseverance is a valuable lesson

BELMONT, NC—Brother Tobiah Abbott, a Benedictine monk at Belmont Abbey, brings many talents to the monastery.The 47-year-old Greenville native learned about electrical work during a stint in the U.S. Coast Guard, has grown bonsai trees, dabbled in photography and even brews his own beer. Monks have made homemade beer for centuries, and Brother Tobiah carries […]

Sister’s example can strengthen our resolve to follow Christ

This summer I had the chance to catch up with a good friend from college. She was Alyssa Nunes, but now she’s Sister Mary Karolyn of the Franciscan Sisters of St. George the Martyr. Running into a friend who’s now in the convent and unable to chat on the phone or befriend you on Facebook […]

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