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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 […]


Exploring new frontiers: Four principals move on

Every year the diocese has at least one principal retire or move on to another post, but this year is especially poignant as four communities say goodbye — and thank you — to women who have guided their children and their schools through a generation of students. Molly Halasz During her 26 years at St. […]


The Diocese of Charleston is losing eight of its principals, some of whom have been in the leadership position for many years — a couple even spanning decades. Sandra Leatherwood, director for Catholic education, said she knew several principals were talking about retirement, but she had hoped they’d spread it out over a couple of years so the diocese didn’t lose so many good leaders all at once.
Eight principals bid farewell

The Diocese of Charleston is losing eight of its principals, some of whom have been in the leadership position for many years — a couple even spanning decades. Sandra Leatherwood, director for Catholic education, said she knew several principals were talking about retirement, but she had hoped they’d spread it out over a couple of […]


St. Mary/Christ Our King win basketball tourney

CHARLESTON—March Madness came early as basketball teams around the state competed in the Diocese of Charleston’s 45th annual Youth Basketball Tournament. Hosted by Summerville Catholic, a total of 14 schools/parishes participated in the competition: St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken; St. Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, and St. Mary Magdalene, Greenville; Charleston Catholic, Blessed […]


Summerville dads organize to support their children’s school

SUMMERVILLE—The annual oyster roast and cook-out thrown by the Summerville Catholic Fathers Association has quickly become a huge success, just like the group itself. The club was started three years ago by Travis Piscitelli, who was looking for a way for dads to be more involved with school life. They tackled several projects and quickly […]


JPII swimmers tops at meet

RIDGELAND— Meaghan Lyons and Sam Villalobos from John Paul II churned out top-scoring times at the SCISA State Championship Swim Meet held Oct. 4 at the Augusta Aquatic Center. Meaghan became the 2014-2015 A-AA State Champion in the female 100-yard breaststroke, giving the school its very first state title. Sam was runner-up in the state […]


Cardinal Newman gets pink

COLUMBIA—The Cardinal Newman varsity volleyball team and swim team did their part to support breast cancer awareness and research. The volleyball players participated in the 12th annual Dig Pink event hosted by Camden High School, which included a silent auction, a hair cutting station for Locks of Love, and more. The swimmers devoted their practice […]


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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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