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Proudly pro-life: March and rally held despite winter storm

COLUMBIA—The numbers may have been fewer than in years past but well over 200 hearty souls faced frigid temperatures to make a stand. The group of people, led by the Knights of Columbus honor guard, moved from the University of South Carolina’s Russell House on Greene Street to the South Carolina Statehouse on Gervais Street […]


Sister Rose Ann Born, teacher, dies at age 90

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Sister Rose Ann Born, OSU, also known as Sister Judith, died at Sacred Heart Home on Nov. 28. She was 90. A Vigil Service was held Dec. 1 at the Ursuline Motherhouse and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 2 in the Motherhouse Chapel, followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery. […]


St. Nick gives gifts of Cole to St. John Neumann students

COLUMBIA – The sixth-grade “elves” at St. John Neumann School prepared for the Dec. 6 feast of St. Nicholas by decorating the night before. The next morning, all the students arrive to a school filled with Christmas ornaments, trees, wreaths, and gifts from St. Nicholas. Barbara Cole, principal, traditionally gives each sixth-grader a thank-you pair […]


Bringing Our Lady of Guadalupe traditions to life

For thousands of families around the state, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a time for showing devotion to the Blessed Mother and pride in their heritage. The feast day on Dec. 12 celebrates Mary’s appearance to St. Juan Diego, a poor young Aztec man, in 1531 on Tepayac Hill near what is […]


Day of Prayer a reminder to turn to God in stressful times

People around the state took time for God recently after Gov. Nikki Haley called for a Day of Prayer. Gov. Haley asked for the event be­cause of difficult times South Caro­linians have experienced. Severe flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew devastated many communi­ties barely a year after the record-breaking floods of 2015. Also, two racially-charged […]


Retirement Fund for Religious allows their ministry to continue

After a lifetime of serving others, retired religious need our help. The collection date for the Diocese of Charleston to give to the Retirement Fund for Religious is Dec. 11, and Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone urges everyone to share what they can. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C., the appeal asks […]


Jubilee Year of Mercy closes, but works will continue

The Jubilee Year of Mercy came to an end on Nov. 20, but people are encouraged to carry its message into the future. Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy, which began Dec. 8, 2015, as a way to spread the message around the world in a time when mercy often seems in short […]


Sumter Catholics hold frank discussion on race relations

SUMTER—In a season of turmoil, people joined together in a parish hall on a quiet street in Sumter to focus on harmony and understand­ing between the races. The theme of peace, and the idea of focusing on it and reconcilia­tion on this date seemed especially appropriate with the election only two days away. This had […]


Native American celebration promotes guarding creation

LEXINGTON—The Native American Catholics’ Heritage Celebration pro­vided a most appropriate backdrop for a discussion on stewardship. With “We Are the Guardians of Creation” as the theme for this year’s celebration, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was quick to recognize the group that promoted and lived up to that idea in America hundreds of years ago. “I […]


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 […]


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