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Group is organizing to fight for freedom of religion

MYRTLE BEACH—Carol Jean Walters is on a mission to rally people around the importance of fighting for religious freedom. The former New Yorker has started local chapters of Catholics for Freedom of Religion. She first became involved in the grassroots group through her former parish, St. James in Setauket in the Diocese of Rockville Centre […]



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St. Joseph statue blessed at rosary celebration

The Ancient Order of Hibernians donated a statue of St. Joseph to the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina — Our Lady of Joyful Hope. The statue was placed in a grotto and was blessed at the diocese’s annual rosary celebration.



Seniors offer good advice to their juniors

Tablets, iPads, smartboards and learning software weren’t around when today’s grandparents were in school. They practiced cursive writing using the Palmer method, memorized multiplication tables and diagrammed sentences instead. Learning methods change, but basic values and morals don’t, and many are trying to pass on some important life lessons to students. Rosie Cooper, 82, spends […]


Youth find a message of love at the beach

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Sophia Murphy is only going into sixth grade, but she already has some good ideas about her future thanks to words of wisdom from St. John Paul II. “He talks about the relationship of marriage being like Christ’s relationship with the Church,” she said on a recent Saturday. “That’s taught me that when I […]


Columbiettes open door to parish involvement

MYRTLE BEACH—Traci Ray had been a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in North Charleston for more than a decade in 2012, but still didn’t know many people. That all changed when she joined the Columbiettes auxiliary formed at the church that year. Since then, Ray has been involved in parish activities such as […]


New appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Richard W. Jackson retired as Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Church in Florence and St. Louis Church in Dillon, effective May 29, 2014.  Rev. Jackson will be a Supply Priest for the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Jesuprathap Narichetti, returning […]


A final Mass is held for Our Lady of Mercy Church

CHARLESTON—The final Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church was a sad event for her parishioners. Father Henry N. Kulah, pastor, offered comfort to several people before and after the 3 p.m. liturgy  held at the America Street church on March 16. He said one lady in her 70s called him after the Mass and […]



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    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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