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Christian Action Council continues the conversation on race

COLUMBIA—More than 50 years have passed since an era when buses, businesses and schools were segregated and black people risked their lives to register to vote. Those particular struggles are over, but others remain, ranging from a national concern over police shootings of unarmed black men to a widening economic gap between the rich and […]

St. Patrick Church turning old school into social center

CHARLESTON—St. Patrick Church’s historic school is about to be filled with the breath of new life. The building, which dates back to 1930, is getting a complete overhaul to turn it into a state-of-the-art facility that will house church offices, a parish social center, and space for the College of Charleston’s campus ministry, said Father […]

Raffle ban remains in place for the diocese

COLUMBIA—The Diocese of Charleston’s Presbyteral Council, which helps the bishop govern, voted unanimously to maintain the diocesan ban on raffles. The decision came as a disappointment to parishes and schools that were hoping a recent change in South Carolina law would open the door for more fundraising opportunities. Recently, the General Assembly passed a referendum […]

Catholic schools win state titles in golf and soccer

BE: Masters of the green CHARLESTON—The golf team at Bishop England won its third consecutive Class AA state championship with a 16-stroke victory over Waccamaw at Charleston National Golf Club in Mount Pleasant. The Bishops’ Jamie Wilson also claimed the individual title. Cardinals clinch two spring titles COLUMBIA—It came down to a shoot-out, but the […]

Vestments add expression to the liturgical year

The beautiful, ornate vestments worn by priests are one of the most visual elements of the Mass. Different colors and decorations, often embroidered in rich, glimmering fabrics add to the mystery of the Eucharist, remind us of the season we are in, and enhance our experience of the celebration. Vestments signify the role the priest […]

St. Mary women’s club holds luncheon with awards and honors

GREENVILLE —St. Mary Church women’s club held their annual Spring Luncheon at the Embassy Suites recently, where they installed new officers, presented awards and enjoyed the gathering. Cecilia Stansberry, 16, a homeschooler who is entering Belmont Abby College in the fall, was chosen as the recipient of the club’s annual scholarship of $1,000. Also, Father […]

Sister Mary Joseph receives an honorary doctorate

BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA—Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, OLM, general superior of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree on May 16 by Belmont Abbey College.

Welcome neophytes year round

CHARLESTON— Elizabeth Hoffman, from St. Mary of the Annunciation, prays during the Mass of the Neophytes celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on May 24 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. People are encouraged to help new Catholics like Hoffman feel welcome in the Church year round.

The light continues

Although the 50-day Easter season officially concludes with Pentecost, the legacy of the resurrection and the descent of the Holy Spirit manifests itself throughout the rest of the year in Catholic worship. Indeed, Easter and Pentecost may be called the foundation of all Catholic Liturgy. Though often dismissed as mere decoration to be overlooked, the […]

Gorrin earns CN scholarship award

COLUMBIA—Sophie Gorrin, an English teacher at Cardinal Newman School, received the 2014-2015 Carolyn McLendon Excellence in Teaching Award. Each year, James Wilson (Class of ’73) and his wife Cathy make it possible for Cardinal Newman to present a $2,000 award to a member of the faculty: $1,000 is awarded to the faculty member for personal […]

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