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Sister Sharon Culhane dies at 76

ADRIAN, MICH.—Sister Sharon Culhane, formerly Sister Thomas Clare Culhane, died on July 11 at the Dominican Life Center. She was 76 and in the 57th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. The Mass of Christian Burial was held July 20 in St. Catherine Chapel and burial was in the congregation cemetery. […]

Make a sacrifice of the ugly cry

A few weeks ago I was on staff at a Catholic summer camp, attended by teens from all over the diocese. They arrived not knowing each other and left as total BFFs, swearing to keep in touch, hold annual reunions and be in each other’s weddings. Something about sleeping on bunk beds and swatting mosquitos […]

Our Lady of the Rosary ushers in a new era at groundbreaking

GREENVILLE—A wooden cross on a hill marks the spot where members of Our Lady of the Rosary Church attended Mass in an old white house during the 1950s. On July 5, hundreds of people gathered in the shadow of that cross to break ground for a new church building that represents the future of the […]

Bishop brings Catholic Charities under Church umbrella

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced that “Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston, Inc.” will no longer operate as an independent corporation, and instead will function under the umbrella of the diocese. The move comes in response to the Affordable Care Act, which does not recognize Catholic Charities as a church organization and would thus […]

D’Hoore receives SCCCW scholarship

SIMPSONVILLE—Rachael D’Hoore, a member of St. Mary Magdalene Church, was chosen as the recipient of the annual $1,500 Father William F. Pentis Scholarship Award from the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women. Rachael is a graduate of Mauldin High School, where she earned academic honors. She plans to attend Clemson University in the fall.

Maronites are drawn by the ancient language of Jesus

GREER—During a Sunday morning Mass at St. Rafka Maronite Mission, the words of the consecration wash over the congregation in a stream of musical, haunting syllables that are often riveting even to those who don’t understand them. The mission’s pastor, Benedictine Father Bartholomew Leon, is chanting in Aramaic, the ancient language that was used by […]

Knights golf tournament raises funds for memorial wall

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 raised $5,200 from their 9 Hole Captain’s Choice Golf Tournaments held recently. The money was donated for the construction of a memorial wall honoring the men and women of the Georgetown County community who gave their lives in our nation’s military conflicts, starting with the Revolutionary War.

Fun Nun Bowl nets $10,000

CHARLESTON—The Fun Nun Bowl IV, sponsored by Lucis Via from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, recently raised $10,000 for charity. Proceeds will benefit The Daughters of St. Paul, Neighborhood House, Camp Rise Above, an orphanage and group of nuns in Lebanon, and the Lucis Via Thanksgiving Basket Drive. The East Cooper Men’s Emmaus […]

The liturgical inspiration

Catholics are often asked why we commemorate saints at Mass. Some see it as a distraction from focus on the Lord that risks elevating commemoration to outright worship. The Mass is the action of Christ Himself. It’s visible in whose “memory” believers gather, but commemoration of the saints can help those who worship tap into […]

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