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Sts. Frederick & Stephen Mission is its members

EDISTO ISLAND—People who attend Sts. Frederick and Stephen Mission on this quiet island say the small Catholic community of 41 households is like a family. Everyone must do their part to keep things running each day, and they help each other when in crisis. Just ask Lee Wenthe, who has attended Mass at the mission […]

(Miscellany/Christina Lee Knauss) A client of the food pantry at St. Anne Church in Florence accepts a bag of food from Betty Richard, one of the volunteers.
Providing for others gratifies Florence volunteers

FLORENCE—On a cold winter Wednesday, people lined up outside the parish hall at St. Anne Church long before the weekly food pantry opened at 8:30 a.m. Some arrived on foot. Many piled into a neighbor’s car or pickup truck and drove long distances, while others rode bicycles and mopeds. Sometimes, people even show up on […]

How to build a strong Catholic family

COLUMBIA—Many Catholic parents don’t realize they are the primary influence in the spiritual growth of their children. Instead, experts say, they’ve been led to believe the main responsibility for teaching the faith belongs to priests, nuns, teachers and youth leaders.

Pet therapy lifts stress of illness

COLUMBIA—The expression “man’s best friend” has taken on new meaning at Providence Hospital. On Wednesdays John Schelble and his six-year-old, Annie, show up to provide therapy to willing patients.

Keys to 100 healthy years: friends, active lifestyle

CHARLESTON—People are always asking Margaret Sheedy what the secret is to a long and healthy life, and she has several answers, from good genes to healthy living. Maybe it’s just her positive attitude. Whatever it is, the secret seems to work for her.

Improve memory and strengthen your brain

Everybody has memory lapses. You know how it goes — you walk into a room and forget why you’re there, or you can’t quite remember the name of something or someone.

Regional stewardship conference: April 9 in Raleigh

DURHAM, NC—Whether your parish is just starting to promote stewardship as a way of life or has been actively involved for years, the tenth Regional Stewardship Conference will feature something for you. The conference, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Dioceses of Charlotte, Charleston, Raleigh and Savannah, will be April 9, at the […]

Miscellany/Keith Jacobs
When do we fast? A quick Lenten guide

During Lent we are called  to renew our baptismal commitment while others prepare to receive that sacrament. The season helps deepen our faith through prayer, penitence and works of charity. Lent begins this year on March 9 with Ash Wednesday, which is a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics.

Bishop's Stewardship Appeal
Bishops appeal helps your neighbors, world

The Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal will begin its pledge weekend in many parishes Feb. 19-20. This appeal is a primary source of funding to help sustain and expand ministries of the 92 parishes, 23 missions, 32 Catholic schools, and various agencies in the Diocese of Charleston.

Homelessness: A dangerous world

Living on the street poses many hazards, from irritating to life threatening. Weather Winter is considered the deadliest time of year, especially for areas with snow. Most cities have winter shelters that open from November-March, providing hundreds of extra beds to keep people from freezing to death. Even moderate climates have days and nights below […]

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