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Students travel a world of knowledge at geography bee

Schools in the Diocese of Charles­ton are doing their best to make liars of that old song that proclaims students “don’t know much about geogra­phy.” This year, 12 schools had stu­dents who qualified to compete in the 2016 South Carolina National Geographic State Bee held in Co­lumbia. Of those 12, two students made it to […]

AOH remembers Easter Rising

The men and women of the Ancient Order of Hibernians held an Easter Rising com­memoration at the Irish memorial on Charlotte Street in Charleston on April 24. The event included speeches and the placing of a wreath. The Rising, also called the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection during Easter Week in April 1916 by […]

Priest discusses overcoming racism through racial sobriety

CLEMSON—Father Clarence Williams talks about overcoming racism in a very different way. The priest sees the evil of racism as something that people and soci­ety as a whole must recover from before they can work together. That is why he founded the Institute for Recovery from Racism and offers seminars and discussions on what he […]

New ordinations give reason for hope

WASHINGTON—It’s ordination sea­son and Catholics have reason to be pleased with the numbers of priests who will serve the Church well into the future. In recent years, the numbers of priestly ordinations have given Catholic Church observ­ers reason to believe there is not a global vocations crisis, but they acknowledge there is still a need […]

Knights of Columbus honor their own at convention

SPARTANBURG—Men, women and families who live out their faith in dynamic ways were honored at the 95th annual State Convention of the South Carolina State Council of the Knights of Columbus. More than 200 Knights and their wives attended the event, which was held April 22-24 at the Marriott in downtown Spartanburg. The weekend included […]

Ursuline Sister Patricia Marcian Lowman dies at 94

LOUISVILLE, KY.—Ursuline Sister Patricia Marcian Lowman died at Sacred Heart Home on May 3. She was 94. Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road in Louisville, on May 12 from 2-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May […]

Are we simply a secular society?

During Holy Week 2016, New York’s Cardinal Dolan posted a complaint about the fact that basketball’s March Madness includ­ed Good Friday games in which two Catholic universities would be com­peting. Apparently no one represent­ing these two institutions of higher learning had blinked. We probably should not be sur­prised. After all, we Catholics do all sorts […]

Foundation awards Community Enrichment grants

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has recently awarded 14 Community Enrichment grants totaling $248,980 in its first round of grant-making. The Community Enrichment “open” grants process is designed to provide financial support to organizations whose services go beyond meeting basic needs and will help lift people out of poverty. The 14 recently […]

Franciscan Sister Juliana Whitefield dies at age 87

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.—Sister Juliana Whitefield, a sister of St. Francis for 61 years, died on May 1 in St. Mary of the Angels Health Center. She was 87. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held May 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Convent in Williamsville. Sister Juliana, also known as Sister […]

Holy Trinity School goes on lockdown

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Holy Trinity School in Longs was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon as a safety precaution after a bank robbery in nearby North Myrtle Beach. Principal Sheila Durante said Holy Trinity, along with some other schools in the North Myrtle Beach area, went on safety lockdown after the South State Bank on Main Street was […]

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