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Sister Mary Helen
Our Lady of Mercy Sisters Mary Helen and Marcella celebrate 75th jubilees

CHARLESTON—Sister Mary Helen Grobusky well remembers the advice she received during her discernment process when a priest mentor told her to stop playing around and get busy.She laughs at the memory and concedes that she was indecisive about how strong a call she was receiving from God, and notes that most don’t receive a loud […]

BEHS international students
Exchange students learn about one culture, teach another

It takes a certain amount of courage to leave everyone and everything you know and travel to another country for a year. Especially when the person in question is a teenager.But every year, 1,000s of students participate in foreign exchange programs, journeying to places where everything is strange. Where the students come from and how […]

Augusta Couch brings people together through music

ROCK HILL—Augusta Couch uses her love of music to help others raise their voices to God in song. The 18-year-old senior at South Pointe High School created a 50-voice international youth choir at Divine Saviour Church in York in 2010. The singers range in age from kindergarten to middle school and perform in both English […]

Louis “Skip” Reville, former coach arrested on abuse charges

CHARLESTON—Louis “Skip” ReVille, a former tennis coach at Bishop England High School, was arrested Oct. 28 on child molestation charges. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone sent a memo to parents of Bishop England students on Nov. 1 informing them of the arrest. The memo stated ReVille coached at the school during the 2008-10 seasons and decided […]

St. Mary clergy appreciation event draws a crowd

AIKEN–Members of St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Aiken truly know how to show their appreciation for the priests and deacons who serve them. More than 200 people turned out Oct. 17 for the seventh annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity. The event has been a […]

LARCUM meeting focuses on immigration

COLUMBIA—Christians who are confused about the issue of immigration can find guidance in the Bible, according to participants at the Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist Bishops’ Dialogue.

Sister Venita Baham of the Poor Clares dies at age 83

SIMPSONVILLE—St. Clare Sister Venita M. Baham, OSC, died Oct. 11. She was 83.The Mass of Christian Burial was at the Monastery of St. Clare chapel in New Orleans, followed by the burial was in the mortuary chapel.Sister Venita was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Windsor, Ontario, a daughter of the late James Valerian and Eugenie […]

Talking face to face
Communication is better face-to-face

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”It’s a famous line from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” but it can be applied to life on a daily basis. Especially in a world where everyone seems to be communicating via text, email and twitter, and the tone of a message is impossible to read.

Going Green is taking responsibility for what God created

CLEMSON—In a small parlor of a two-story converted home on the grounds of St. Andrew Church, a Franciscan priest led a small group study of how St. Francis’ love for nature can guide today’s Catholics in a most modern-sounding quest: going green. St. Francis has long been beloved for his own love of nature, explained […]

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