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2015

Contemplate the key ideas of ‘Laudato Si’

Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment would be hard to reduce, in mathematical fashion, to lowest terms. But, for the sake of those who may never have a chance to read it, it may prove helpful to highlight some of its key ideas. From the outset, the Holy Father wields a double-edged sword. He […]


St. Joseph’s dedicates memorial garden

GREENVILLE—Friends and family of Margaret Ann Moon, founding board chair emeritus of St. Joseph’s Catholic School Board, gathered Aug. 15 to dedicate a new courtyard garden in her memory. The Margaret Ann Moon Memorial Garden in the Our Lady of Lourdes Courtyard was designed by members of the 2015 senior class and a statue was […]


Our Lady of Mercy Outreach nominated for a top nonprofit award

JOHNS ISLAND—Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has made the top 5 list in the competition to earn the title of non-profit of the year. The outreach, sponsored by the ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, will be featured in the November issue of Charleston magazine and the final vote […]


Rogers is council 13112 youth of the year

GREENVILLE—Adam Rogers, an eighth grader at St. Mary School, earned the Knights of Columbus Council 13112 Youth of the Year award for his outstanding volunteer work, Boy Scout activities, altar boy service, and academic success. He attends St. Mary Church with his parents, Frank and Sandra Rogers. The award was presented recently by Grand Knight […]


Cox sisters elected to top posts in Knights of Peter Claver junior division

CHARLESTON—Callia Cox was elected junior supreme lady of the Junior Daughters Division of the Knights of Peter Claver during the biennial Junior National Convention held July 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. Her sister, Leigha, was also elected to the national board as mistress-at-arms. They are the daughters of Marcus and Rebecca Cox, who attend St. Patrick […]


John Paul II School breaks ground on new center

RIDGELAND—Leslie Nunez, a John Paul II School student ambassador, digs with Matt Dakolios, athletic director; Nicolle Thaller, school board president; and Konnor Rustad, another ambassador, during a groundbreaking ceremony held Aug. 20 for their new athletic center. The new facility will be 21,500 square feet and house a regulation-size gymnasium, athletic offices, lobby and concession […]


Eleven new principals take the helm at 10 schools

One of the biggest changes any school can make is in leadership. This year, 10 schools in the Diocese of Charleston hired new principals. As the 2015-2016 academic year rolls to a start, here are the new faces greeting children, parents and staff. Administrators must have or be actively pursuing a master’s degree plus five […]


Like it or not, parents have to monitor tech use, experts say

More kids this year attend schools where laptops and tablets have replaced traditional textbooks. Add them to the smartphones many youth carry, and that’s a lot of technology at their fingertips. Plus it means one more thing that parents need to learn about and monitor. Internet predators, easy access to pornography and the role that […]


Students offer lunchbox survival tips

If you ever find yourself staring blankly at your child’s lunchbox, wondering what on earth to pack that he’ll actually eat, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Students say packing lunch is tricky, mostly because of the transformation process: food that starts off fresh and yummy turns into something entirely different by the time lunch rolls […]


Help your teen actively live the pope’s encyclical

High school ideally is when teens become more aware of the role they play in our larger world. Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, “Laudato Si: on Care for Our Common Home,” offers the perfect inspiration, and schools in the diocese are working on ways to include it in their academic curriculum. Released in June, the encyclical […]


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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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