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St. Joseph’s Catholic in Greenville celebrates 25 years

GREENVILLE—The first classes at St. Joseph’s Catholic School took place in August of 1993, in the living room of a borrowed house off Augusta Road. The principal’s office was in the dining room. The student body of 13 did their science experiments in the kitchen. Twenty-five years later, the school has more than 600 youth […]


More than 2,000 turn out for school choice rally

COLUMBIA—Students, parents, teach­ers and education advocates from across the state met in Columbia recently to rally for school choice in South Carolina. More than 2,000 participants, including nearly 400 Catholic school students, took part in the rally — a march from the Columbia Metropol­itan Convention Center to the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse. The annual […]


Tax plan offers incentive for Catholic education

Opinions vary wildly about the positives and negatives of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the sweeping tax reform legislation passed by Congress in December, with many people still uncertain whether the bill will help them or not. One group that does have a reason to smile, however, includes parents of Catholic school students. They […]


Diocese earns spot on AP honor roll

CHARLESTON—Three South Carolina school districts were honored by the College Board’s AP Honor Roll this year for the high success rate of their high school students in Advanced Placement courses — and the Diocese of Charleston was one of them. The Catholic diocese, which includes schools across the state, joined the Charleston County School District […]


St. Francis sweeps volleyball tourney

SUMMERVILLE—The results are in for the Diocese of Charleston Youth Volleyball Tournament held at Bethany Methodist recently, hosted by Summerville Catholic school and their athletic  director, Jean Fox. A total of 16 teams competed from 12 schools: St. Andrew in Myrtle Beach, St. Anne in Rock Hill, Charleston Catholic, Blessed Sacrament and Nativity from Charleston, […]


Students offer hope to storm victims with donations, prayer

In a span of about three weeks, three massive hurricanes unleashed their fury on the U.S. mainland and islands in the Caribbean. One after the other, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked destruction with tornadoes, floods, and winds so strong they bent and twisted an iron cross outside a Jesuit school in San Juan, Puerto […]


Many blessings expected for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

MYRTLE BEACH—Hurricane Irma whirled on an uncer­tain path in the Atlantic, but no storm could distract those who came together for the blessing of the newest Catholic high school on Sept. 7. More than 200 peo­ple from the Grand Strand attended the dedication of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, located in the Carolina Forest […]


Teachers, students soar into new school year

A group of principals and teachers attending a pilot program for leadership formation in the diocese had positive remarks about the sessions. Most said they enjoyed being able to collaborate and share with their colleagues, and appreciated hearing real-life lessons garnered from true experiences in the school trenches. One participant said she found the stories […]


Nine new principals prepare for fall semester

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston will have nine new, or at least sort-of-new, faces in the top spot for the 2017-18 school year. Divine Redeemer in Hanahan, Our Lady of Peace in North Augusta, Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, Prince of Peace in Taylors, St. Anthony of Padua in Greenville, St. John […]


Ursuline Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink, former teacher at Cardinal Newman, dies at 82

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ursuline Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink died at Baptist Health hospital on June 21. She was 82. A vigil service was held at the Ursuline Motherhouse on June 26. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 27 in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by Bosse Funeral […]


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