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Scapulars speak of devotion from front to back

Two squares of brown wool connected by a simple white cord are a perpetual symbol of Karen Black­well’s belief. Blackwell, who attends St. Eliza­beth Ann Seton Church in Simpson­ville, is a member of the Lay Carmel­ites, a third order, or lay religious organization, associated with the Carmelites. Blackwell, and other members of the Lay Carmelites, […]


Spiritual works of mercy

During the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis directs us to pay particular attention to the works of mercy — corporal acts that address the needs of the body, and spiritual ones that tap into the needs of the soul. Although the corporal acts are taken directly from the words of Jesus in Matthew 25, the […]


Corporal Works Of Mercy : Take advantage of daily opportunities to help

The call to help our fellow man through specific acts of mercy comes straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 25:34-40, Jesus says those who are welcomed into heaven will be the ones who helped Him when He was hungry, sick or thirsty; who gave Him clothes, welcomed Him as a stranger and […]


Transformed by mercy: Indulgences open door to moments of grace

There are some subjects we discuss that are like pulling the loose thread on a sweater. Once you start, what appeared to be a short thread keeps going and going. The matter of indulgences is one such topic. We often think of the indulgence as the Catholic version of the ‘get out of jail free […]


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Mercy Minutes — Imprisoned

Dr. Michael Martocchio, Director of the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation for the Diocese of Charleston interviews Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone in a discussion about the concept of imprisonment and the need for mercy. RELATED: Mercy Minutes — Forgiveness


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Mercy Minutes — Forgiveness

Dr. Michael Martocchio, Director of the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation for the Diocese of Charleston interviews Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone about the topic of forgiveness.


Purgatory: final purification of souls

The Purgatory Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month at St. Michael Church in Garden City. People who attend pray the rosary and attend Mass specifically to supplicate for the souls in purgatory. The society was started by Father Edward Fitzgerald, the pastor, because he’s had a special devotion to prayer for those […]


Canon law makes the mission possible

When Pope Francis announced upcoming changes to rules regarding marriage annulments, it turned a spotlight onto canon law. And though it might seem terribly abstract, in reality, canon law affects answers to nitty-gritty questions of our daily life. For example, can grandma be cremated when she dies? Are you allowed to get married on the […]


Vestments add expression to the liturgical year

The beautiful, ornate vestments worn by priests are one of the most visual elements of the Mass. Different colors and decorations, often embroidered in rich, glimmering fabrics add to the mystery of the Eucharist, remind us of the season we are in, and enhance our experience of the celebration. Vestments signify the role the priest […]


Hail Mary: Our most gracious advocate

Mary is a vital part of Catholic life all year long, but she really comes to the forefront of worship, thought and prayer as the calendar turns to May. This is the month of special prayers, devotions and festivals dedicated to the Mother of God worldwide. In many churches, traditional “May processions” are held that […]


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