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LARCUM bishops continue their discussion on education

COLUMBIA—Living in poverty doesn’t just affect a child’s physical quality of life, such as what they eat, what they wear and where they live. It can also have a profound effect on their brain and how they learn, influencing not only how they do in school but their chance for success later in life. These […]


Priest assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made as­signments for two priests for the Diocese of Charleston. Father S. Thomas Kingsley, pastor of Church of the Nativity in Charleston, was appointed vicar for retired priests, effective Sept. 1. Franciscan Father Michael P. Jones, new to the dio­cese, was appointed parochial vicar of St. Mary of the Angels […]


Knights Council 9576 donate Casey bears

PICKENS—Knights of Columbus Council 9576 presented the Pickens Fire Chiefs’ Association with 72 Casey bears recently. Each unit in Pickens County will carry the bears, which are given to young children after a fire or other catastrophic event. Local parishes donated to the project. From left are: Anthony Kwietniewski, Grand Knight; Joe Weidemann, Casey Bear […]


Thiry-seven instituted as acolytes

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of acolyte on 37 men studying for the permanent diaconate at a Mass on Sept. 20 in St. Peter Church. The men are projected to be ordained in 2016. Thirteen men were also instituted into the ministry of lector, they are projected to be ordained in 2017. Acolytes […]


School revitalization plan asks for public input

The Diocese of Charleston kicked off the process to revitalize and strengthen its schools with a meeting of the task force steering committee at Christ Our King Church on Sept. 30. The steering committee, comprised of 14 members, received an overview of the coming year from Regina Haney, executive director of the National Catholic Education […]


Eucharistic conference focuses on the greatest gift

GREENVILLE—Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers uses a vivid image to show how the Eucharist reflects Christ’s unique bond with the faithful. “The drop of water added to the wine during Mass symbolizes how blood and water flowed out of Christ’s side when the Roman soldier, Longinus, pierced it after the crucifixion,” he said. “It also represents all […]


Catholic radio speaks to those who want to hear Good News

Catholic radio helps Marsha Beach of Mount Pleasant turn rush hour into a spiritual experience. “Just hearing the programs they offer while I’m sitting there in traffic helps me learn more about my faith and, I think, become a better Catholic,” said Beach, who attends the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston. She […]



Diaconate classes impart bountiful knowledge this side of heaven

September 20 will mark a return to school for Fred Knowles of Gaffney, plus 74 other men preparing for a life of ministry and service to the Church as permanent deacons. He is one of 37 men slated to be ordained in 2016, along with another 14 in the class of 2017. In addition, 24 […]


Catholic schools focus on strategic plan

As the 2014-2015 school year rolls to a start, the big news for education in the Diocese of Charleston is the upcoming comprehensive strategic plan to tackle school improvement. Sandra Leatherwood, director of Catholic education, said a task force has been formed and will hold its first meeting on Sept. 30 at Christ Our King-Stella […]


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