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Deacon Moynihan worries about Haiti’s future

GREENVILLE—Deacon Patrick Moynihan’s mission to help the people of Haiti has taken on an added direction in the almost two years since the island nation was devastated by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.Now, Moynihan said, Haiti faces the threat of being turned into a refugee nation by the very aid agencies that are supposed to help the […]

Appreciating the Eucharist at rosary celebration

COLUMBIA—The ninth annual Diocese of Charleston Rosary Celebration focused on the message of hope found through faith in Christ, the intercession of Mary, and living a life of prayer and concern for others. About 150 people attended the Oct. 9 event at St. Joseph Church. It included music and a renewal of the consecration of […]

Charismatic Conference: Meditate on the life of Jesus

COLUMBIA—Participants at the annual South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference learned that people can overcome crises and difficulties and be transformed by meditating on the life of Jesus and allowing the Holy Spirit into their lives.The event was held Oct. 21-23 at Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia. The theme was “More of You […]

Marian Congress
Marian Congress held in Concord

CONCORD, N.C.–Hundreds of faithful gathered at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord Sept. 30-Oct. 1 for the Carolina Rosary Congress 2011. There was a sacred music concert Friday evening featuring the Lake Norman Orchestra and a combined parish choir (pictured above), as well as a keynote address by Bishop Emeritus William Curlin, followed […]

Foundation awards $93,000 to ministries

COLUMBIA–The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded eight Collaboration for Ministry Initiative grants totaling $93,000 to programs associated with women religious across South Carolina. The grants were established to support women religious in their efforts to help the poor in South Carolina, according to a press release from the organization. Sisters have established […]

Rock Your Socks walk a success

ROCK HILL—The Oratory of St. Philip Neri sponsored a hunger walk Oct. 15 that far exceeded expectations. Called Operation Oratory: Rock Your Socks, the first annual event attracted about 150 young people who strolled in a 3-mile loop from The Oratory, through Winthrop’s campus and back. Each participant brought in two canned goods as an […]

OLM Sisters celebrate jubilees
Our Lady of Mercy jubilees

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the Eucharist at May Forest Motherhouse chapel on James Island Sept. 25 in honor of six jubilarians of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy. The group of sisters has provided a total of 450 years of dedicated service to the people of God. Sisters Mary Helen Grobusky […]

Priestly assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone made the following priest appointments, effective Sept. 12. Father César Augusto Torres Pinzon from the Diocese of Garzón in Huila, Colombia, will be assigned as parochial vicar of St. Francis by the Sea Church on Hilton Head Island, St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton, and St. Peter in Beaufort, with residence […]

St Francis painting
Franciscan spirituality: A deep passion for Christ

Even the most inattentive of Catholics know who St. Francis is, and that his feast day is celebrated annually by pet blessings. But as one Franciscan brother said, their spirituality is about so much more than a love for animals.

Teen Life Fest
Teen Life Fest popular with Upstate youth

GREENVILLE—While she was staffing the door at the Teen Life Fest, Valerie Baronkin noticed a steady stream of teens that continued to trickle in even after the festival started. “I found out later that the youth present were having so much fun they were texting their friends to come join them,” said Baronkin, the Piedmont […]

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