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2015

Unwrap the gifts God has given to you

When Jim and I celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony last October, we received so many wonderful gifts. We left them all, unopened, at my parent’s house until November, when we returned to visit my sister and brother-in-law and their three young children. My niece and nephews arrived a few days before we did and […]


Valdez family brings home memories, lessons for lifetime

Managing three children under the age of six is a challenge any day, but doing so for a week among crowds of thousands is a gold standard of parenting. Brandi Valdez took it all in stride — and still managed to get a good view of Pope Francis in Philadelphia on Sept. 27. Valdez and […]


Willoughbys want to give the light of faith to all

“I just feel more alive!” That was Karen Willoughby’s response to her week in Philadelphia attending the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit. Her 14-year-old granddaughter Kaiya traveled with her. Both live in Myrtle Beach and attend St. James Church in Conway. Mrs. Willoughby said workshops, worship and sharing her faith with people […]


Couple receives surprise tickets to see the pope

Herman and Maria Cox of Lexington received the surprise of a lifetime when their daughter, Edna Rice, presented them with two tickets to the World Meeting of Families and the papal Mass. “She’s such a lovely girl,” Mrs. Cox said. Rice was able to obtain the tickets at the last-minute and gave them to her […]


China missionary Maryknoll nun dies

Sister Julia Hannigan, a Maryknoll nun, who came to China some seven decades ago, died in New York Aug. 15 of age related illness. She was 99 years. She was interred at the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Maryknoll Sisters Centre grounds in New York on August 21. A missionary to China, Sister Hannigan was […]


Pilgrims bring home lessons of love

Margaret Loignon boarded a bus home on Sept. 28 with one message going through her mind. “I’ve really learned that we can’t just continue with the status quo,” she said. “We have to get out there and shake up what we’ve been doing.” Loignon, who attends St. Mark Church in Newberry, made the trip to […]


Young mom shares global faith with her girls

Disappointment was like a vise around Zsanic Carle’s heart as she packed up her two little girls and headed back to the hotel without seeing the pope. It was a tough sacrifice for Carle, who said if Pope Francis had groupies, she would be one. The family had secured a spot right by the fence […]


Journey undeterred by broken knee

Taylor Smith’s journey to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia almost ended before it began. On Sept. 22, the Greenville resident and others from South Carolina were heading for the World Meeting of Families registration when Smith took a hard fall on the sidewalk. The injured knee hurt terribly but she managed to make the walk […]


Storm leaves SC residents in state of emergency

CHARLESTON—It was called the 1,000 year storm and brought extreme rains that deluged South Caro­lina over the past week resulting in catastrophic flooding in the Midlands and places around the Lowcountry. The media reported that at least 15 peo­ple lost their lives and rescuers plucked hundreds from swamped cars and flooded houses. Even though the […]



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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate