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Damon Owens
Damon Owens has a real 40 Days for Life story

GREENVILLE—Damon Owens, founder of a church-based organization that provides training, resources and support for engaged and married couples, spoke last week to nearly 100 people at the closing celebration for 40 Days for Life. He praised the local group for its ongoing efforts to protect the unborn.

(Miscellany/Christina Lee Knauss) Father Timothy Tebalt, pastor of St. Peter Church in Beaufort, raises a question at the presbyteral council held Nov. 4 in Columbia.
A new presbyteral council is at work

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone met with his presbyteral council at St. Peter Church Nov. 4 to discuss issues such as the need for Catholic cemeteries and better ways to preserve sacramental records. The council is an elected group of priests representing every region of the diocese who serve as the bishop’s advisors.

Father Richard B. Tomlinson, S.T.D.
Father Tomlinson earns his doctorate

ROME—Full in the panting heart of Rome lies the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican university popularly known as the Angelicum. There, on the afternoon of Oct. 27, Father Richard B. Tomlinson, parochial vicar of Stella Maris Church on Sullivan’s Island and chaplain at Bishop England High School, underwent the defense of his […]

(Miscellany/Gerald Weaver) Maryjean and Bob Herberger pose in St. Francis by the Sea Church in Hilton Head Nov. 5. They are known for their volunteerism at the parish.
Herberger’s green thumb helped St. Francis bloom

HILTON HEAD—One Sunday in 1984, Maryjean Herberger put camellias from her yard in Mason jars and placed them on the makeshift altar at the Crazy Crab. The island restaurant was the first home of St. Francis by the Sea Church. She and her husband Bob had joined the fledgling parish shortly after it was founded.

(Miscellany/Keith Jacobs) Joanne Bennett sorts through clothing for Alisha Lopez and her child, Angel, at the Pee Dee Catholic Charities Office in Conway. The Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal increased funding to all Catholic Charities bureaus this year due to rising demand for services.
Bishop’s annual appeal makes goal thanks to donors

CHARLESTON—Catholics opened their hearts and wallets to help support vital church programs through the annual Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal, despite a poor economy. The 2010 effort had already surpassed its goal of $2.25 million for the year as of Nov. 3. Donations total $2,257,900, according to Matthew Dwyer, director of stewardship and development for the Diocese […]

Woman’s Day Faith and Action app

There’s a new iPhone app that features a daily inspirational Bible verse with a brief reflection on it and practical tips to help grow stronger in your faith. The Woman’s Day Faith & Action app, was designed by Beth Kreitzer, Ph.D., a part-time professor of religion and history at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C. […]

Respite program gives caregivers a relief in the Midlands
Midlands respite program gives caregivers a relief

COLUMBIA—A new respite care program at Our Lady of the Hills Church is designed to provide relief for people who must care for loved ones suffering dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. Helping Families Cope opened Sept. 30, and runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Thursday in the parish hall.

Cardinal Newman senior social justice project
Social justice project a must for CN seniors

COLUMBIA—Seniors at Cardinal Newman School face an extra challenge in their curriculum. They must balance the usual academics, extracurricular activities, and applying to colleges with the arduous task of a research project on Catholic social teaching and how it relates to a real world issue. Their graduation hinges on their success.

(Photo provided) Parish volunteer Stella Heuer reads to pre-K students on the front porch of St. Gregory the Great School’s new Cottage in the Woods Early Childhood Center.
Cottage in the Woods open for early ed.

Sitting front and center on the desk in Sister Canice Adams’ office at St. Gregory the Great School is this quote from Walt Disney: “If you dream it, you can do it.” The newest addition to the school — the pre-K and kindergarten “Cottage in the Woods” Early Childhood Center — is just one of […]

(Photo provided) Students from Blessed Sacrament School in Charleston climb the Alpine tower at YMCA Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie recently.
Class retreats move students forward with Christ

Class retreats are an integral part of Catholic education. Some schools go for a week, some for a day, but the goal is always the same: to grow closer to God and each other through a shared experience. Several groups have already made their retreats this year, including Blessed Sacrament in Charleston, Cardinal Newman in […]

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