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Father Edmund McCaffrey, former Belmont abbott, dies

LOUISVILLE, KY — Father Edmund Mc­Caffrey, Ph.D., a former Benedictine monk, a founder and former head of the political science Department at Bel­mont Abbey College, a visiting professor, writer, abbot ordi­nary of the Belmont Abbey monastery and pastor, died Nov. 13. He was 83. Funeral arrangements were not available as of press time (www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com). Father […]


The Cathedral, other churches to hold Holy Door closing Masses

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Fran­cis draws to a close Nov. 20, the Solemnity of Christ the King, pilgrims will have a final opportunity to earn a plenary indulgence, and pass through one of the desig­nated Holy Doors. In the Diocese of Charleston, Bishop Robert E. Gug­lielmone will celebrate the […]


St. Philip Benizi Church celebrates its 50th anniversary

MONCKS CORNER—For 50 years, St. Philip Benizi Church has been a center of faith and fellowship for the local community. Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone celebrated Mass as members joined to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the parish on Oct. 23. “We are celebrating 50 years of God’s blessings to this par­ish, and the people here […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $102,000 to 43 Caritas grantees  

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the fall 2016 grant cycle. “In omnibus caritas” means in all things charity. Since its inception in 1851, the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine has sought to put into practice these simple but all-encompassing words.  As a ministry […]


Families pick up the pieces of storm-damaged lives

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—When Angel Roesch-Hairston and her family returned to their home in Cherry Grove after evacuating for Hurri­cane Matthew, they found destruc­tion. Three feet of water from the storm surge had rushed into the downstairs section of the home they share with her parents. Furniture, appliances, pictures and other possessions floated in the water […]


St. Mary Ducks net gold in volleyball tournament

SUMMERVILLE—The annual diocesan volleyball tournament was a rousing success over Oct. 21-22, with fierce competition between the 11 schools that sent a total of 15 teams to participate. In the end, St. Mary’s Lady Ducks from Greenville claimed the championship title in the Senior Gold bracket, beating the St. Francis Wolves of Hilton Head Island. […]


National Merit candidates

The Diocese of Charleston had four students named as 2017 National Merit Semifinalists. They are Lee Khoury, a senior at Cardi­nal Newman School in Columbia; and Jasmine Adams, Elizabeth Ludlum, and Brian Privett, all from Bishop England High School in Charleston. The nationwide pool of semifinalists is 16,000 students, representing less than one percent of U.S. high […]


St. Patrick Church celebrates over 1,280 years of marriage

CHARLESTON—St. Patrick parish celebrated marriage for its members during a Mass on Sept. 25. Father Henry Kulah, pastor, blessed the couples who had received the sacrament of marriage and continue to live their vows to each other. The couples also re-affirmed those vows. During Mass, Father Kulah said it is important to recognize these men […]


South Carolina still reeling from Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction and heavy flooding along the South Carolina coast and several inland counties when it swept over the state Oct. 7-8. The storm toppled trees, eroded beaches, destroyed piers and sent storm waters surging across streets and into buildings from Hilton Head Island to Cherry Grove Beach. Streets in […]


Incense as a biblical symbol; getting son back to Church

Q: Why do we have incense at Mass? Sometimes it makes it really hard to breathe. (Charleston, SC) A: Incense can be used for solemn occasions but it should be used with prudence and temperance. Some parishes even announce be­forehand what Masses will have in­cense, and this seems to be greatly appreciated by people with […]


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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
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    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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