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Father Yebra looks forward to expanding Catholic prison ministry

Father Bernardino S. Yebra, fresh from military duty in Afghanistan, is now taking Catholicism to the prison system. The priest was appointed to serve as vicar for prison ministry by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, effective as of July 1. Before that, Father Yebra was on active duty as a chaplain with the U.S. Army, where […]

Ernestine Harris, former SCCCW president and papal honor recipient, dies at 76

SUMTER—Ernestine Marie Marshall Harris died July 12 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was 76. A memorial service was held July 17 at St. Jude Church. Born on Dec. 29, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Marie Bass Marshall from Vicksburg, Miss., and was raised by the late Lottie “Nannie” Joseph. […]

Sister Maryann celebrates five decades of prayer with the Poor Clares

TRAVELERS REST—Sister Maryann Jenkins joined the Poor Clares at a time when women in the contemplative religious order were not allowed to use the phone and had to receive visitors while sitting behind a grate in a parlor. Fifty years later, residents of her monastery in Travelers Rest answer prayer requests by email. Much has […]

Who wants a Fanta with Pope Benedict? Ethan and Aveah Tuncap do

CHARLESTON—Ethan and Aveah Tuncap know something you don’t about Pope Benedict XVI — his favorite drink is Fanta orange soda. The siblings and the rest of their family learned this tidbit when they ate lunch with the pope while attending the World Meeting of Families held in Milan recently. Yes, that’s right. The family from […]

Getting good, moral advice at theology of the body conference

SIMPSONVILLE—Most Catholics would probably agree that today’s culture is hostile toward anyone trying to live a moral life, and secularism and hyper-sexualized pop culture make it especially difficult for families trying to raise children. More than 250 people spent a sweltering weekend in the Upstate learning how an understanding of the teachings of Pope John […]

Zac Brakefield produces ABCs of faith

ROCK HILL—Zac Brakefield wants to help your baby learn Latin. “Baby Latin,” to be released later this month, is just one of the offerings from ABCatholic, the 21-year-old Rock Hill native’s new business. His goal? To make children’s Catholic CDs and DVDs that teach the faith in a fun way. ABCatholic’s other products include Catholic […]

Squires circle in Taylors seeks ways to be worthy

TAYLORS—A new Columbian Squires circle offers young Catholic men in the Upstate a way to nurture their faith, learn leadership skills and make new friends in the process. Holy Trinity 5578 Squires Circle started in the spring and is based at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors. It’s supervised by the Knights of Columbus Council […]

Bishop makes 10 new priest assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone made the following appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Effective June 1: Father Mark Good, newly ordained, was assigned as parochial vicar to St. Andrew Church and School in Myrtle Beach. Effective June 18: Father Oscar Borda Rojas,who was in the replacement ministry for the diocese, was assigned as […]

Regional bishops meet in Charleston

CHARLESTON—The Provincial Assembly of Bishops met in Charleston June 25-27 for their annual conference to discuss various church issues. According to several of the bishops, one of the main topics they focused on marriage. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston said they spoke of ways to come up with practical policies to […]

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