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Charleston Catholic has new logo, and a building in the works

CHARLESTON—It’s official: Charleston Catholic School has raised enough money to move forward with their new school building.Fred McKay, principal, said they hope to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in May 2012 and begin construction in June, when school lets out for the summer.While fundraising isn’t quite complete, the campaign has collected $1.7 million of the estimated […]

Cathedral-St. Mary’s youth group wins bishop’s food drive

CHARLESTON—The bishop’s annual food drive could not have come at a better time for some pantries, whose shelves were completely empty. A total of 24 youth groups participated in the stewardship effort and collected an impressive 40,000 pounds of food. Top achievers were from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist-St. Mary of the Annunciation […]

Looking back at the fire of 1861

By Jennifer Neal CHARLESTON—On Dec. 11, 1861, a small fire blazed out of control on Hasell Street, engulfing a large portion of the peninsula. A powerful wind contributed to the burning of many homes, businesses, churches, and public halls along East Bay, State, Church, Meeting, and King streets, leaving part of the city in ruins […]

Retirement Fund for Religious collection set for Dec. 10-11

The 24th annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken up Dec. 10-11 in the Diocese of Charleston. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C., the appeal asks Catholics to Share in the Care of more than 34,000 religious women and men past age 70. Last year, the diocese […]

Interfaith Thanksgiving

COLUMBIA—The 21st annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Community Dinner gave needy, homeless and elderly people in the Midlands a chance to enjoy a hot meal and fellowship Nov. 24. The event is sponsored by St. Peter and First Baptist churches in Columbia. A sit-down meal was served at the Carolina Coliseum, and volunteers delivered meals to nursing […]

Deacon Wodecki’s ordination nears, two seminarians achieve candidacy/ministry

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston will receive a Christmas gift in the priestly ordination of Deacon Filip Wodecki on Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St. Parish groups, especially youth, are encouraged to attend, according to Father Jeffrey F. Kirby, diocesan vicar for vocations. Deacon Wodecki recently […]

New Missal translation is generally well-received

The era of the new Roman Missal officially began Nov. 27, and it seems to be going well. “I heard from many people that the new texts help them to pray more deeply, that now they’ll actually have to think about what they’re saying,” said Father Bryan P. Babick, vicar for divine worship and sacraments.

ReVille was not screened, diocese says

CHARLESTON—Louis “Skip” ReVille, a coach and educator who has admitted to sexually abusing minors, did not receive background screening nor did he attend a safe environment training session while he was a tennis coach at Bishop England High School, according to a statement from the Diocese of Charleston. “The diocese regrets this very much,” the […]

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