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Superintendent calls on LARCUM bishops to help poor schools

COLUMBIA—State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman witnessed the disparity between wealthy and poor school districts in South Carolina firsthand several years ago when she was a music teacher. At one school, she taught in a bright new classroom and her students had access to a wide array of instruments, ranging from guitars to electronic keyboards. […]

Bake sale helps buy stoles

SIMPSONVILLE—The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council 10819 held a charitable bake sale at St. Mary Magdalene Church recently. Proceeds helped purchase stoles for the four acolytes from the parish, which they will wear when they are ordained as deacons in February 2016. Lynn Searl, Vice President, is shown in the photo above […]

Breakfast with St. Nick

IRMO—Knights of Columbus, Council 6892 held a “Breakfast with St. Nick” Dec. 6 at Our Lady of the Hills Church for the saints feast day. St. Nick, portrayed by Leo Cardosi, holds Marcus Schrum as his daddy Mike keeps an eye on him and his mom Meagan takes his picture.

Native American Celebration

LEXINGTON—Over 80 people joined the Diocese of Charleston’s Native American Catholics Heritage Celebration for Mass and a day of prayer and music at Corpus Christi Church on Dec. 5. The annual event is sponsored by the Office of Ethnic Ministry. Above, Cathy Nelson, who is of Ojibwa descent, performs a flute solo during a drum […]

Protecting children against accidental impurity

Middle school is a jungle. As annoying as adulthood can be, with its monthly bills and preoccupation with fiber intake, there’s no way I’d want to go back to seventh grade. In seventh grade, the orthodontist can make or break the next 18 months of your life. In seventh grade, it’s incredibly exciting to be […]

Learning to code at St. Peter school

COLUMBIA—Excited students crowded into St. Peter School’s library/computer room to participate in “Hour of Code,” an innovative international learning event sponsored by St. Peter’s is the first Catholic school in South Carolina to host an Hour of Code workshop, which teaches children how easy, accessible and fun computer programming can be. Armed with iPads […]

Letters to Paris

MOUNT PLEASANT—Christ Our King Church’s middle school faith formation class participated in a special session that focused on the families in France who are suffering after the recent terrorist attacks. The students offered prayers of petition and made cards for the people in France letting them know they cared. Some cards were written in French […]

Celebrating the Patroness of the Americas: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Respect and love for Our Lady of Guadalupe draws thousands of people to celebrate her feast day every year. Known as the Patroness of the Americas, she is an integral part of Latin American culture and is honored every Dec. 12, when men, women and children, many wearing traditional dress, celebrate Mary’s miraculous appearance to […]

Fear not: God is in every refugee

Families around the globe are fleeing their homeland, just like the Holy Family fled Bethlehem to escape King Herod’s bloody regime. This unprecedented migration has special poignancy as Christmas approaches, a joyous time when families reunite, something not possible for many displaced from their native land. In our current state of fear, we underplay the […]

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