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The fronds and foliage of Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is celebrated this year on April 9. A holy day of obligation, it is also called Passion Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week, which follows Jesus on His path to the cross, culminating in His joyous resurrection on Easter Sunday. Most people know the story behind Palm Sunday, but aren’t familiar […]

The joy of consecrated life shines at celebration

SPARTANBURG—They came wearing the brown robes of Franciscan friars, the black cassocks of the Adorno Fathers, the brown, white and blue habits and symbolic crosses of differ­ent orders of women religious. The attire was different but the faces all held wide smiles of recognition and love for one another and for a life serving God. […]

SCCCW honors Mary Shumpert and Sister Sandra Makowski for saying ‘yes’

GREENVILLE—“I’m so tickled!” Those three words and a radiant smile were Mary Shumpert’s reac­tion to being named Catholic Woman of the Year by the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women. Shumpert, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, received the award at the statewide organization’s 85th annual convention, held March 20-22 at the Embassy Suites in […]

BE does it again!

Bishop England’s Lady Bishops swept past the Pendleton Bulldogs to clinch their second state championship in a row, winning 50-36 in the Class AA state title basketball game held recently at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. It is the third basketball championship in four years for the girls’ team. That accomplishment puts them in […]

New courts are aces

CHARLESTON—Fred McKay, principal of Charleston Catholic, joins some of his students to give Mayor Joe Riley a personalized school T-shirt at the dedication of the Jack Adams Tennis Courts.

National merit finalists

Schools in the diocese continue to shine, with a total of 10 high school seniors earning top-ranking, national academic honors. Here are the eight students who were named as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program: Angelica “Clover” Robichaud from Cardinal Newman in Columbia; Thomas Hanahan and Elizabeth Blackwood from Bishop England in Charleston; and […]

A time to dance at Cardinal Newman

COLUMBIA—Hundreds of Cardinal Newman students danced for “The Greatest Cause on Earth” and raised more than $54,559 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, during an eight-hour dance marathon. The student-led event ran for eight hours in the gymnasium. Students danced, played carnival games and learned a student-choreographed five-minute line dance […]

St. Joseph is a model for men

FORT MILL—Becoming a better Catholic man involves a simple change of direction away from sin and the secular world and toward Christ. Hundreds heard that message at the second annual South Carolina Catholic Men’s Conference held March 7 at St. Philip Neri Church in Fort Mill. The event was sponsored by the South Carolina State […]

Bishop’s Calendar

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for April: April 2—Holy Thursday, diocesan offices close at noon April 3—Good Friday, diocesan offices closed; 8:40 a.m., Good Friday Prayer Vigil, Charleston Women’s Medical Center; 3 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Spirit Church, Johns Island April 4—8:30 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass, Ca­thedral of St. […]

Sister Rosie puts the humor in healthcare

CHARLESTON—As the applause rose up and out in a warm rush for Sister Rosemary Render, she smiled and raised both hands, like a beloved star waving off accolades. Sister Rosie, as she’s affectionately called, certainly is beloved, as was demonstrated at a surprise gather­ing of volunteers and staff at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital to […]

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