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Hispanic ministries is at a crossroads for growth, vicar says

COLUMBIA—Effective outreach to the growing Hispanic community in the Diocese of Charleston will only be accomplished if every department and parish works together, said Father Teofilo Trujillo, vicar for Hispanic ministry and pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville. At a workshop for religious education teachers and youth leaders recently, Father Trujillo said statistics […]

Young adults group raises $20,000 for Jamaican children

A group of young adults from the Diocese of Charleston have made a big difference in the lives of some special children in Kingston, Jamaica. They raised over $20,000 to donate to Mustard Seed Communities, a Catholic non-profit organization that cares for mentally and physically disabled children as well as children with HIV/AIDS and teen […]

Campus ministers working to make the faith more present

COLUMBIA—College is a tough place to be Catholic. New stresses and temptations may pull many students from their faith. That’s when campus ministry can intervene. Men and women involved in this important effort met in Columbia Aug. 13 to discuss plans for the new school year and talk with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, who has […]

Charleston Catholic Radio on iPhone.
Catholic radio is now available in Charleston

CHARLESTON—Catholic radio is reaching more listeners than ever with the addition of Charleston-based station WLTQ 730 AM. Michael Brennan, executive vice president of Catholic Radio South Carolina, said they moved into the Charleston market and are using space that Knights of Columbus Council 704 offered in their building on Calhoun Street,  overlooking Marion Square. Broadcasts […]

Young adult leadership weekend at White Oak Conference Center.
Young adults encouraged to take on leadership roles

WHITE OAK—Want to be an effective Catholic leader, at any age? You can’t do it without prayer and the sacraments. Twenty men and women heard that message at a young adult leadership weekend held Aug. 25-26 at White Oak Conference Center. Organized by Valerie Soop, associate director for young adult ministry, the event was designed […]

Father Nicholas Capetola.
Four priests celebrate 50 years with golden jubilees

Friends and family celebrate and honor four priests this year, each of whom has served the people of God for 50 years through their various ministries. Adorno Fathers Nicholas Capetola and Frank Palmieri, Father Robert Vogt, and Trappist Father Feliciano Manalili were all ordained in 1962 and mark their golden jubilees this year. Three of […]

Economy forces Sea of Peace retreat center to end its ministry

EDISTO ISLAND—Sea of Peace House of Prayer, a solitary oasis that offered a place for respite and reflection for 17 years, has closed. Dominican Sister Sharon Culhane, who managed Sea of Peace since 2008, said the tough economy forced the retreat house to close at the end of July. “It has been a difficult reality […]

Knights Council 1668 celebrates 100 years

GREENVILLE—When members of Knights of Columbus Council 1668 get together, they’re carrying on a century-old tradition. The council, the third to be chartered in South Carolina, is preparing to celebrate its centennial with a Jan. 12, 2013, Mass and gala in Greenville. Members, however, have already started to pay tribute to their long tradition. Council […]

Felician Sisters receive Lumen Christi award

KINGSTREE—Catholic Extension has acknowledged the dedication of the Felician Sisters to helping people in their community with national recognition — the 35th annual Lumen Christi Award. The award, which means Light of Christ, was established by the Chicago-based fundraising organization as a way to honor a priest, religious or lay person who has demonstrated how the […]

Grand Strand Citizens for Life hosts a pro-life conference

By Bob Lyncheski | GSCL Executive Board Member MYRTLE BEACH—Grand Strand Citizens for Life hosted their annual conference and banquet Aug. 11. A large group of enthusiastic, pro-life minded people were supplied with information on the current struggle to protect human life from conception to natural death at the local, state and national level. The […]

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