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Life Chain
Life Chains make motorists think

COLUMBIA—For 24 years, Mary and James Hesson have stood along roads and highways in New York and South Carolina during October, holding signs with pro-life slogans and hoping the message reaches people whizzing by in cars. The Hessons, who attend Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia, joined hundreds of others around South Carolina […]

Pro Life
October is Respect Life month

October is Respect Life Month, a time to reflect on the sanctity of life at all stages, to pray and work to end abortion and euthanasia. Those on the frontlines of the pro-life movement in South Carolina say no effort to preserve life, no matter how big or small, is wasted.

Vocation campaign coming to a parish near you

The diocesan vocations office may be heading out in a dozen different directions, but they all finish in the same spot.“Our goal is to find the [men and women] who think they may be called,” said Rhett Williams, administrative assistant.  The latest leg of their campaign is the weekend parish visit.Armed with information and gifts, […]

Sister Pat
Sister Pat celebrates 50th jubilee and a ‘wonderful life’

MYRTLE BEACH—Since she professed vows in 1962, Franciscan Sister Patricia Przybylski has taught children, comforted the sick and dying, and brought many men and women into the church through the Rite of Christian Initiation. As she prepares to celebrate her 50th jubilee, the sister who seems to have a perpetual smile on her face said […]

Scripture Study
Adults’ Scripture study builds faith and community

The Bible is the foundation of the Catholic faith, but in the past many have gone their whole lives without learning more Scripture than what they hear each week at Mass. That is changing as parishes offer more opportunities for Bible study, ranging from small group sessions in private homes to large weekly classes that […]

World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday focuses on changing lives globally

The Diocese of Charleston may be small, but it has certainly done big works in the missions of the world. Msgr. Edward D. Lofton, director for the Propagation of the Faith, has been to many of the poorest places himself. He has seen firsthand their needs, their faith, and the guiding hand of Christ in […]

Dig Pink
Cardinal Newman girls’ volleyball teams raise money for cancer research

COLUMBIA—The girls’ volleyball teams from Cardinal Newman School and Hammond Academy were definitely in the pink during a recent rivalry game. Outfitted in rose-colored jerseys, the squads faced off in a gymnasium awash in decorations in many shades of pink. The colors were a tribute dubbed Dig Pink held to raise awareness and collect donations […]

Locks of Love
Bishop England holds hair-raising event for children

CHARLESTON—A lot of long-haired girls at Bishop England High School will be sporting the latest in short hairdos come May 4, 2012.That’s the date of the great cut-off, when everyone participating in the school’s Locks of Love hair-raising event will lop it off for a good cause.The cause is to help provide wigs for children […]

Bishop England High School attempts piggy-back record

Students at Bishop England High School may have just piggy-backed their way into the Guinness World Records. In a raucous ending to their homecoming spirit week on Oct.7, over 400 Battlin’ Bishops paired up for a piggy back race all the way down the football field.

New exhibit examines religion during the Civil War

COLUMBIA–A new exhibit opening Oct. 7 at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum,  located in the Columbia Mills Building at 301 Gervais St., will examine the experiences of chaplains, soldiers, and citizens while challenging guests to assess the similarities in the role that religion played for both Northerners and Southerners during the […]

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