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Evangelizing and engaging through Encuentro

COLUMBIA — Encuentro V, an ambi­tious national four-year effort to evangelize and engage Hispanic Catholics, started up in South Caro­lina on Nov. 9. About 90 clergy, women religious and laity from the Charleston and Charlotte dioceses took part in a workshop at Cardinal Newman School to learn how to begin the Encuentro process. The meeting […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sisters of Charity award grants to programs of women religious

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $97,000 to support seven women religious grantees. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announced the recipients of the 2016 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants. This Initiative was established in 2003 with the intention to engage, support, and sustain the ministries of Catholic Women Religious in South Carolina. […]


Bishops’ dialogue encourages churches to get in the schools

COLUMBIA — If a child is shown love, the power of education and the written word, the possibilities are endless. That was the uplifting message from Freeman Hrabowski, keynote speaker at the 2016 South Carolina Bishops’ Dialogue on Public Educa­tion. The Oct. 12 event at Trinity Cathe­dral was sponsored by the coalition of Lutheran, Episcopal, […]


Forming chains for life

Life Chain began its peaceful and public witness against abortion on Oct. 2 when participants across the state and nation united in silent protest, holding signs and praying for the nation to end abortion. It is the 29th anniversary of the national event. Above, a Life Chains participant holds a sign in front of Corpus […]


A new beginning: RENEW program offers former inmates help starting over

A man named David showed up at the Catholic Charities offices in downtown Columbia a few months ago in a desperate situation. He had just been released from prison after serving 30 years, and had no money, identification or job prospects. He was illiterate and living on the streets. David had lost touch with his […]


Superintendents tackle issues relevant to schools

CHARLESTON — Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston have had some weighty discussions on whether they should convert to a 10-point grading scale in order to remain competitive with, and provide the same scholar­ship opportunities as, public schools. Before the start of school, South Carolina’s State Board of Education approved the adoption of a […]


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Feb 24All Day State Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
All Day Hoops for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
All Day Diocese Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
All Day Box Tops Due
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
7:00 pm Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Feb 25All Day Diocese Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
All Day School Auction
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
All Day 2017 BAA Follow Up Weekend
From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
9:00 am Face to Face Registration
From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
10:00 am Oracion Cristiana #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
2:30 pm Oracion Cristiana #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
5:00 pm Statewide College Retreat Closing Mass/Liturgy - Buckridge Plantation
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office