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Evangelizing vocations from the seat of a bike

CHARLESTON—Five priests and seminarians are traveling 1,400 miles — from Florida to New York — in order to promote religious vocations. The catch? They’re doing it on bicycles. Wearing helmets and team shirts with the Biking 4 Vocations logo on their chests, the men flash down the highways and back roads of the East Coast, […]

USCCB plans fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom with events nationwide

WASHINGTON — Threats to religious freedom continue to emerge, making it more urgent for people of faith to take action to defend the full realm of religious practice, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore. Speaking during a May 28 webinar announcing the fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom, Archbishop Lori called on Catholics to learn […]

Pope, in interview, talks about his daily habits, hopes, concerns

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said he wants to be remembered as “a good person who tried to do good. I cannot ask for anything more than that.” The statement, as well as comments about his life as pope and situations that move him to tears, were part of an interview he gave in late […]

Knights support Relay for Life

GREENWOOD—The Knights of Columbus Council 7129 and Boy Scout Venture Crew 175 sponsored by Assembly 3100 teamed up to support the annual Relay for Life Rally in the battle against cancer. The Venture Scouts kept the area clean and helped where needed. The Knights provided a barbecue for the support staff and raised $680 to […]

Council 10819 earns clean road awards

GREENVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 10819 received two awards in their effort to keep roads clean, as part of the SCDOT Palmetto Pride Adopt-A-Highway initiative. They earned the Greenville County Group of the Year and the Greenville County District 3 Winner of the Year for maintaining a two-mile stretch of road from Woodruff to Five Forks. […]

Precious Blood of Christ women’s club prays for persecuted Christians

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Ellen Thoennes and members of the Precious Blood of Christ women’s club distributed orange ribbons and prayer cards as part of a program to honor and pray for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The ribbons are symbolic of the jumpsuits the martyrs must wear. Submitted by Linda Caswell

Historic mobile church rediscovered

KINGSTREE—An afternoon trip down a country road in April led to the unexpected rediscovery of “the church on wheels” — a genuine piece of history that many people thought was lost forever. The Foyle family of Lake City took a different route than usual on their way to the Shrine of Our Lady of South […]

Outreach golf tournament a success

JOHNS ISLAND – Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach raised $50,000 to help support its many services recently with a successful golf tournament held at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The tournament attracted 80 golfers and included a cocktail hour, dinner and awards.

Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild donates a gift for Teen Angel

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea ladies guild presented a check for $600 to the Teen Angel North Myrtle Beach High School group, a local organization that assists homeless and less fortunate students. Proceeds for the donation came from the guild’s Vintage Fashion Show and Tea. Submitted by Suzanne Crossley

Crowning Mary at St. Martin de Porres

COLUMBIA—Father Michael Okere, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Church, led the May Crowning of Mary with Deacon Carl Johnson and Charlotte House, Catholic Woman of the Year. The ceremony was organized by the Ladies of the Rosary Altar Society. Submitted by Yvonne Pygatt

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