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Msgr. Richard C. Madden Council 6629 anniversary dinner

SUMMERVILLE – The Msgr. Richard C. Madden Council 6629 held its 40th anniversary dinner Dec. 13, 2014. In attendance were: seated – Past Grand Knights Greg Seltzer, John Connerty and John Dupont; standing: Rev. Timothy Akanson, Past Grand Knights Michael Laurendi, Joe Branton, Jack Walsh, Deputy Grand Knight Richard Gotheridge, Denny Nacco, Bernie Mineweaser, Tom […]

Sisters of Charity Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation form Partnership

COLUMBIA – The Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation announced a 2015 partnership to support Kinship Care in South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the […]

Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., dies at 88

Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., died March 26 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 68th year of her religious life. She was 88 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Sister Margaret Mary entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Philadelphia, and professed her […]

Corpus Christi celebrates Bambinelli Sunday

LEXINGTON–Corpus Christi Church celebrated Bambinelli Sunday on Dec. 14.  St. John Paul II started the tradition 30 years ago as a way to emphasize to children and families what the real meaning of Christmas is. The pope gives this special blessing of Christ Child figurines that families bring from their Nativity set at on Gaudete Sunday […]

St. Mary Magdalene creates virtual library

SIMPSONVILLE–The library at St. Mary Magdalene Church began as a collection of books that had accumulated over the years. It was moved from one office to another, rarely used, and few people had access to it. When the parish acquired a privately owned house near the church, a small room was dedicated to the parish […]

Front-line activists face opposition with grace

CLEMSON—Members of Clemson’s Students for Life group provided a valuable lesson on how to handle controversy after one of their pro-life displays was vandalized recently. The group had set up a large exhibit called Cemetery of the Innocents, which contained more than 100 white crosses in memory of children lost to abortion. This year, the […]

How to navigate a season of joy while experiencing grief

Christmas cheer may be everywhere this time of year, but for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the season can be an emotional roller coaster. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a national nonprofit organization offering comfort and care to families of fallen military troops, offers the following tips: Make plans. […]

2014 Annual financial report

A letter from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, During this season of Advent, we experience a time of joyful expectation for the coming birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As we anticipate His arrival we make special preparations to welcome Him into our homes. Our churches in the Diocese […]

McLester McDowell, friend to all, dies at 85

McLester McDowell, before he said his daily prayers each morning, asked the Lord to “please make me a blessing to someone else.” He truly believed he was on Earth to help those less fortunate, whether they were hungry, homeless or ill. This man of simple needs died on Oct. 20 after a brief illness. He […]

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $80,950 in Caritas Grants

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $80,950 to 30 Caritas grantees in December. The foundation awards grants to select non-profit and faith-based organizations meeting the immediate needs of the poor in South Carolina. The Caritas Grants program supports organizations dealing with situational poverty or crisis poverty. The demand for food, clothing, shelter and free health […]

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