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Religious education leaders receive recognition for service

CHARLESTON—The diocesan office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation honored some of its longtime members during a Celebration of Parish Catechetical leaders held at the Diocese of Charleston’s Pastoral Center on Jan. 18. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass for the group at the Holy Family Chapel, then attended a luncheon at the Pastoral Center, where […]


Awards are ‘a great reminder of the call to serve’

CHARLESTON—On a January day that felt like spring, eight South Carolin­ians were honored for being living witnesses to their faith. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone bestowed papal honors from Pope Francis at a vespers service held Jan. 15 in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Family members and friends of the honorees, many of whom […]


Bishops urge all faiths to end the practice of ‘othering’

COLUMBIA—Bishop Herman Yoos of the South Carolina Synod of the Evan­gelical Lutheran Church in America told the crowd that during times of national division, Christians have no choice but to reconcile with each other, overcome differences and join together to proclaim Christ’s mes­sage. “If ever there was time when we need to be compelled toward […]


Diocese of Charleston 2017 Papal Honors
Eight receive papal honors for putting faith into action

A group of South Carolinians have received papal honors from Pope Francis, according to a letter written by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone in late December. The eight men and women, including three priests, one deacon and one religious sister, went through a lengthy consideration process after being nominated by Bishop Guglielmone. The honors were formally […]


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 […]


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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    7:30 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    7:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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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 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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