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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 […]


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 […]


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