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Does papyrus prove Jesus was married? Here we go again

A newly released discovery in the form of a tiny piece of papyrus has people talking — again — about whether Jesus had a wife. Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, chuckles over the renewed debate, saying it baffles her why people are so eager to believe that Jesus was married, or had children. The diocesan secretary […]

McLester McDowell lives the faith through charity

ANDERSON—The day after he retired in 1991, McLester McDowell went looking for volunteer work. He found it at a nearby homeless shelter, and shortly after started serving meals at the Anderson Emergency Soup Kitchen. Since then he has rarely missed a day of serving the poor, hungry, homeless or sick. McDowell, 82, still volunteers at […]

Father Kyaw is returning to Burma

ORANGEBURG—When Father Marcian Thet Kyaw arrived in South Carolina from Burma in 2002, he never dreamed that he would end up staying for a decade. He has been recalled by his bishop to work in the Archdiocese of Yangon, and his last day in South Carolina will be Oct. 29. As he prepares to return […]

New technology redefines student interaction in schools

CHARLESTON/MOUNT PLEASANT—Two schools in the Charleston area started iPad programs for their students and teachers this year. Christ Our King-Stella Maris purchased the devices for each child in grades fifth through eighth, and Charleston Catholic bought them for students in sixth through eighth. Officials said it is part of a move to bring schools into […]

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has new director

CHARLESTON—Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach recently announced that Jill Jackson Ledford has been selected as the new executive director of the organization. She will start Oct. 1. Ledford will replace Sister Mary Joseph Ritter who was elected as general superior of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy for the Charleston region […]

Monahon receives state community service award

Aiken—Thomas M. Monahon was awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent by South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley recently for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community. It is the state’s highest award for volunteer and/or community service. Monahon is the former state deputy of the South Carolina State Council of the Knights of […]

Pro-life vigils, rosaries, and Life Chains taking place around the state

A variety of pro-life events are coming up in South Carolina. The 40 Days for Life fall campaign runs Sept. 26 to Nov. 4. For more information on the local 40 Days events contact the regional coordinators: Charleston—Malcolm Brennan, or (843) 906-5511; Columbia/Midlands—Christy Brown, or (803) 554-6088, Upstate—JoAnn Gorman, (864) 248-0264, Ingrid Ireland, […]

Respect life and religious freedom conference tackles issues

COLUMBIA—Defenders of life want everyone to know how to address and confront difficult pro-life issues in our society. The Diocese of Charleston’s Respect Life and Religious Freedom conference tackled those concerns with about 80 attendees at St. John Neumann Church recently. Speakers addressed societal indifference to life and Gospel values that have brought it to […]

Bishop makes four priest assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments, effective Sept. 10. Father Timothy Tebalt, parochial vicar in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, has been assigned as parochial vicar at Stella Maris Church on Sullivan’s Island. Father Johnbosco Duraisamy, parochial vicar at Stella Maris Church, has been assigned as  parochial vicar […]

The 2012 LARCUM Bishops’ Dialogue

  COLUMBIA—The 2012 LARCUM Bishops’ Dialogue will be Sept.27 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 4201 N. Main St. Benjamin Bernard Dunlap, Ph.D., president of Wofford College, will speak on the topic of “Our Call to Education: Being a Church that Teaches and Inspires” Dunlap is summa cum laude […]

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