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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent with sign of penitence

ROME—Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said. “Lent is the time to say no to the asphyxia born of relationships that exclude, that try to find God while avoiding the wounds […]


St. Anne drawing praise for K-12 format and strong courses

ROCK HILL–St. Anne School is in the middle of a serious growth spurt, and school leaders couldn’t be happier. Principal Shaileen Riginos said the school averaged about 270 students when she started there six years ago. Today, 355 children are enrolled. “We’ve had about a 22 percent growth rate over the past six years,” Riginos […]


Couples receive salute for milestone marriages

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Marriage Day 2017 saluted 74 couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries at St. Francis by the Sea Church. Each couple was blessed during Mass and honored at a reception in the parish family center. Their collective years of marriage totaled 3,684. All anniversaries of more than 60 years were also deemed a milestone. Phyliss […]


Bishop Guglielmone gives St. Patrick’s dispensation

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has given Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston a dispensation to eat meat on March 17, St. Patrick’s feast day, which falls on a Friday during Lent this year. The bishop announced the dispensation in a Feb. 8 memo to pastors. Catholics fast and abstain during Lent to unite in the […]


Students’ artwork to appear in calendar

CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic sixth-graders Owen Enriquez and John McBurney created artwork that was chosen for the “Keep Charleston Beautiful” Art Calendar Contest. Owen won first place and his drawing will appear on the cover of the calendar and for the month of April. John’s winning selection will appear in October.



Altar society hosts deanery priests

COLUMBIA—Father Michael Okere, administrator of St. Martin de Porres Church, and the ladies of the Rosary Altar Women’s Group hosted the Columbia Deanery priests’ meeting and luncheon held Feb. 14. More than 19 priests attended the event and enjoyed food served by the ladies. Photos provided


St. Anthony wins state title in history competition

FLORENCE—St. Anthony School won the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in their age bracket in Columbia recently. The contest is an in-depth study of American history with an emphasis on understanding the formation of the Constitution and its interpretation throughout history. Students participated in a mock congressional hearing and discussed critical […]


Couples display blessed vocation at marriage celebration

CHAPIN—Edwin and Denise Beloski are a living example of how love and faith can keep a marriage going, even through the hardest of times. They have been married for 56 years, changed careers several times, and were forced to move back to Columbia last year after their home near Gatlinburg, Tenn., burned in the devastating […]


Knights donate to two charities

GOOSE CREEK—Knights of Columbus Council 11991 donated $11,900 in South Carolina Columbus HOPE Foundation grants recently. Council members delivered a $4,760 check to Berkeley Citizens Inc. in Moncks Corner on Jan. 12. Grand Knight Lenny Tittle, Deputy Grand Knight Jim Kelly and Columbus HOPE Foundation Chairman Larry Rocco were met by Alice Shook, executive director. […]


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