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St. Martin de Porres School marks 75 proud years

COLUMBIA—St. Martin de Porres School has played an important role in most of Bernetha  Henry’s life. The Columbia native and her two sisters were educated there through elementary and middle school in the 1950s, when she recalled monthly tuition averaged about $7. The Dominican sisters who taught her, and other people she met during her […]

Korean Catholics drive many miles to hear Mass in their native language

COLUMBIA—Father Ki-Tae Lee of Charlotte takes a long journey twice a month to make sure  Korean Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston are able to attend Mass in their native language. He is pastor of St. John Lee Korean Catholic Church in Charlotte. On the second and third Saturday of each month, he drives to […]

Mary McKenzie, Tribunal moderator, retires

CHARLESTON—For Mary McKenzie, serving in the Office of Tribunal was a constant learning experience. She retired from her position as moderator of the Tribunal Chancery/collegiate judge in February, but said she’ll still work part-time serving as a canonical consultant. “My love has always been the Tribunal, so I’m grateful I can continue in some supportive […]

Miscellany wins five SCPA awards

FOLLY BEACH—The Catholic Miscellany won five awards from The South Carolina Press Association recently. – Deirdre C. Mays won first place for best published photograph, “Do You Long for More?” The judges commented that the photo had “excellent angle and subject placement. Wonderful use of primary and secondary focal points combine to convey strong sense […]

A homeless woman’s journal reveals struggle and despair

MYRTLE BEACH—Keith Jacobs, a photographer for The Miscellany, was taking photos recently of an abandoned tent city where the homeless had been living in Myrtle Beach. He found a crumpled, dirty notebook that had been left behind, filled with the entries of a homeless woman. Some of her words are smeared by rainwater, nothing left […]

Homeless: Looking for help … and hope

MYRTLE BEACH—Kendel Stultz came to Myrtle Beach thinking he’d find work and a place to  live. Instead, he ended up in a tent in the woods, sitting in chairs waterlogged by rain and eating  off a table crawling with bugs. He kept his spot clean, he said, and tried to stay out of sight. But […]

Black Catholics study national survey

ANDERSON—Participants at the annual Black Catholic Day of Reflection spent a day learning  more about their faith and how their peers nationwide relate to the church at the annual Black Catholic Day of Reflection. It was held March 3 at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Anderson. Much of the day was devoted to […]

Couple rolls across country for the poor

CHARLESTON—Carolyn and Santi Ocâriz are giving new meaning to cross-country skiing. The Wisconsin couple, both semiprofessionals in the sport, are raising money for Food for the Poor by skiing from Charleston to San Francisco — roughly 3,000 miles. Carolyn explained that they are using specially designed roller skis for the journey; the same type they […]

Regional stewardship conference set for April 28

NORTH CHARLESTON—The eleventh annual Regional Stewardship Day Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 28 at the Embassy Suites Airport Convention Center, 5055  International Blvd. The event is sponsored by the Dioceses of Charlotte, Charleston, Raleigh, Savannah, and theArchdiocese of Atlanta, as a source of new life for stewardship efforts all […]

Bishop meets with Catholic legislators at breakfast

COLUMBIA—A big thank you went out to Catholic legislators and the state Attorney General Alan Wilson at the annual breakfast with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone March 21. The bishop said he was grateful for their continued support on matters of import to Catholics in the state, such as life issues and the controversial health care […]

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