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2014

The Church as a field hospital

Throughout the course of her 2,000 year history, the Church has been called many things. St. Paul tells us that the Church is the bride of Christ and the assembly of the saints. In a recent reflection Pope Francis called the Church a field hospital for the wounded. The Scriptures are replete with occasions in […]


Knights Council 9576 donate Casey bears

PICKENS—Knights of Columbus Council 9576 presented the Pickens Fire Chiefs’ Association with 72 Casey bears recently. Each unit in Pickens County will carry the bears, which are given to young children after a fire or other catastrophic event. Local parishes donated to the project. From left are: Anthony Kwietniewski, Grand Knight; Joe Weidemann, Casey Bear […]


Thiry-seven instituted as acolytes

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of acolyte on 37 men studying for the permanent diaconate at a Mass on Sept. 20 in St. Peter Church. The men are projected to be ordained in 2016. Thirteen men were also instituted into the ministry of lector, they are projected to be ordained in 2017. Acolytes […]


School revitalization plan asks for public input

The Diocese of Charleston kicked off the process to revitalize and strengthen its schools with a meeting of the task force steering committee at Christ Our King Church on Sept. 30. The steering committee, comprised of 14 members, received an overview of the coming year from Regina Haney, executive director of the National Catholic Education […]


Eucharistic conference focuses on the greatest gift

GREENVILLE—Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers uses a vivid image to show how the Eucharist reflects Christ’s unique bond with the faithful. “The drop of water added to the wine during Mass symbolizes how blood and water flowed out of Christ’s side when the Roman soldier, Longinus, pierced it after the crucifixion,” he said. “It also represents all […]


Catholic radio speaks to those who want to hear Good News

Catholic radio helps Marsha Beach of Mount Pleasant turn rush hour into a spiritual experience. “Just hearing the programs they offer while I’m sitting there in traffic helps me learn more about my faith and, I think, become a better Catholic,” said Beach, who attends the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston. She […]


Families bond at Scout Camporee

SALUDA—Andrew Stewart called upon his faith to help him through a walk across a 30-foot high ropes course at the annual Catholic Camporee. “I talked to God when I was out there,” the 12-year-old said with a laugh. Stewart and his group of Columbian Squires from Prince of Peace Church in Taylors joined more than […]


Giving a few hours for life

5 P.M. Rush hour is in full swing on Grove Road near the Gantt neighborhood of Greenville. Cars, trucks, and vans speed past the Greenville Women’s Clinic, the thrum of motors punctured a few times by wails of ambulance sirens and other emergency vehicles headed to a nearby hospital. On a small patch of earth […]


Sister Deanna is a role model for wisdom and fairness

CHARLESTON—As Sister Deanna Bartolomei enters her golden jubilee year with the sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, she finds herself at a crossroads. She has been at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for 16 years and is leaving her spot as pastoral associate once they find a replacement, although Msgr. Stephen Brovey, pastor, […]



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