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‘Catholic Day at the Capitol’ promotes loud voice of faith

COLUMBIA—The first “Catholic Day at the Capitol” offered the chance to learn how faith plays a role in the political process. The event on Jan. 28 started with Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at St. Joseph Church. The crowd of almost 200 then moved to a building on the Statehouse grounds, where a […]


Abortion survivor calls for love, compassion and forgiveness

COLUMBIA—The best way to learn the true horror of abortion is to listen to the story of someone who has survived one. Melissa Ohden is an abortion survivor. In 1977, she survived a botched saline infusion abortion and was delivered alive at a hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Today, her life’s mission is to tell […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation form Partnership

COLUMBIA – The Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation announced a 2015 partnership to support Kinship Care in South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the […]


Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., dies at 88

Sister Margaret Mary Kreider, I.H.M., died March 26 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, in the 68th year of her religious life. She was 88 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Sister Margaret Mary entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Philadelphia, and professed her […]


Corpus Christi celebrates Bambinelli Sunday

LEXINGTON–Corpus Christi Church celebrated Bambinelli Sunday on Dec. 14.  St. John Paul II started the tradition 30 years ago as a way to emphasize to children and families what the real meaning of Christmas is. The pope gives this special blessing of Christ Child figurines that families bring from their Nativity set at on Gaudete Sunday […]


Mary Shumpert has been counting her blessings for 100 years

BY TOMMY HOWARD THE CATHOLIC MISCELLANY GEORGETOWN—Mary Hughes Shumpert is a rarity in many ways. Born a Catholic in the deep South on Oct. 19, 1914, she has lived to see the start of her own new century, and she’s never broken a bone or had surgery. Among the few Catholic institutions in South Carolina […]


St. Jude marks 75 years

SUMTER—Cloudy, rainy skies and wintry temperatures couldn’t dampen the joy inside St. Jude Church on the first day of November. The small church on West Oakland Avenue was packed with people from near and far who came to celebrate the 75th anniversary of a Catholic community that has served as a beacon of hope and […]



Public square rosary

AIKEN—About 75 people from St. Gerard parish gathered to pray outdoors on Oct. 11 as part of the American Needs Fatima public square rosary. “We were very happy with our attendance and felt Our Lady was smil­ing down on us,” said Marge Glauser “It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience.


Clergy appreciation dinner

AIKEN—St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity hosted its 10th annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner Oct. 6 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Two hundred people celebrated Fathers Gregory Wilson, Art Dalu-pang, Hugo Ruiz, Jeffrey Kirby and Ernie Hepner (pictured with John Shea); and Deacons Bob Pierce and Pat Mongan. Val Cadarr spoke about how […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate