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Seniors commit at National Signing Day

High schools in the Diocese of Charleston saw a flurry of activity on National Signing Day on Nov. 11 as a group of stand-out athletes committed to play sports at various colleges. In Greenville, at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Christian Baliker signed to play golf for the college of Charleston and Maggie Milam committed to […]

Knights Assembly 3272 organizes patriotic giving tree

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 recently delivered more than 800 items of clothing, gas and grocery cards, toiletries, linens, reading glasses, and more, to the Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Charleston. Precious Blood of Christ parishioners donated items selected from a dog tag ornamented tree. They also included cards thanking the veterans […]

Purgatory: final purification of souls

The Purgatory Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month at St. Michael Church in Garden City. People who attend pray the rosary and attend Mass specifically to supplicate for the souls in purgatory. The society was started by Father Edward Fitzgerald, the pastor, because he’s had a special devotion to prayer for those […]

Rivalry for good helps St. Anthony

GREENVILLE—St. Anthony of Padua School received a contribution of $41,000 from St. Joseph’s Catholic and Christ Church Episcopal. The two schools joined forces for a “Together for Greenville” spirit week. The “rivalry for good” included a 5K Color Run, spirit nights, roller skating, a Powderpuff game, movie night, “Bubble Soccer” tournament, and more.

Catholic relief workers try to keep attention on refugees

COLUMBIA—A man who left behind his home, job and memories to flee a war-torn section of Iraq and carry his family to safety came up to Cullen Larson in the country’s Kurdish region earlier this year. He thanked Larson for the work being done in the Middle East by the agency he represents, Catholic Relief […]

St. Joe’s cross country finishes first

GREENVILLE—Both the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams at St. Joseph’s Catholic School captured the South Carolina High School League Class A, Region II Championship title at the recent meet. All-region team members include Sara Masaschi, Annika Bissinger, Katherine Uprichard, and Caroline Linen, Ford McCoy, Carter Powell, Jeffrey Fann, Alfredo Diaz Santillan, Zac Palmer and […]

More Spanish-speaking people attend case assistant training

CHARLESTON—Language barriers may soon be less of a problem for Spanish-speaking people seeking annulments in the Diocese of Charleston. Forty people recently began taking classes held in Spanish so they can learn to be case assistants in their parishes, said Valerie Maxineau, judge and moderator of the Tribunal for the Diocese of Charleston. Case assistants […]

Do your part to support priests and religious

Serving in consecrated life is not for the fainthearted; the rewards may be heavenly, but the demands are never-ending. Vocations officials say it is important for everyone to help lighten the load and let those who are called know that their ministry is appreciated. The bottom line is about showing you care. Here are some […]

Father Carl Bauer dies at age 78

HAMPTON—Father Carl E. Bauer, a retired priest of the Diocese of Wheeling/Charleston, W. Va., died Oct. 22 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A memorial Mass was held Oct. 25 at St. Mary. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary Church in Morgantown, W. Va., with burial in Peace […]

Laudato Si’: Ecospirituality is not New Age thinking

It was 1979 when St. John Paul II named Francis of Assisi the patron saint of ecology. But it was not until his January 1990 World Day of Peace message that people of faith took closer notice. In that message, he spoke of the call to prayer which we receive when we reflect on creation. […]

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