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McLeod and SSM Health Care close transaction

DILLON — McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and St. Louis-based SSM Health Care (SSMHC) completed the sale of Saint Eugene Community Hospital in Dillon from SSMHC to McLeod Regional, on Jan. 1. Under the agreement, Saint Eugene will retain its Catholic identity within the non-profit McLeod system. “Our two systems have a similar mission […]

Christian communities team up for Souper Bowl

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner — a time for football, fellowship and feasting in homes across the country. It’s also a day for Christian to remember the poor and hungry through Souper Bowl, a nationwide fund-raiser that benefits needy members of local communities. On the weekend of the big […]

Proclaiming the Gospel of Life

By SISTER PAT KEATING “Is present-day America becoming less sensitive, less caring toward the poor, the weak, the stranger, the needy? It must not! … Both as Americans and as followers of Christ, American Catholics must be committed to the defense of life in all its stages and in every condition.” Pope John Paul II […]

Reaping the benefits of your God-given abilities

By MARY HOOD HART It’s that time of year again. Newsstands are stacked with the magazines promoting weight loss tricks and exercise strategies. More Americans are overweight than ever before, yet a new year makes us hopeful that, once and for all, we’ll find that elusive self control and lose those lingering pounds. January is […]

Oratory schedules Annual Cardinal Newman Lecture

ROCK HILL — Sister Miriam Therese Winter will be the guest speaker for the 18th Annual Cardinal Newman Lecture The Oratory is hosting on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Pope John Center in Rock Hill. The Oratory opens this event to all without charge as an annual gift to the church of the region and […]

Leis honored for 50 years of medical service

By TIM BULLARD A North Myrtle Beach doctor who has devoted over five decades of research to a cure for cancer has recently received a prestigious honor from an international Catholic organization. Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., the son of Henry P. Leis Sr. and Mary Disco Leis, Dr. Henry Patrick Leis, 83, has devoted […]

Bolchoz name equals Catholicism in Charleston

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — The Bolchoz name is one that pops up everywhere in the Lowcountry, from Joseph the dentist in Mount Pleasant to Laurence the retired assistant principal at Bishop England High School, from Ruford the cantor at Christ Our King to Mary the music director at Blessed Sacrament. They are nephews […]

Choir has experience of a lifetime in Italy

GREENVILLE — Ninety-five travelers from Greenville recently completed an 11-day pilgrimage to Vatican City, Rome, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Naples and Sorrento. Kathy Goben, music minister at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville, formed the Carolina Catholic Chorale 18 months ago. The 52-member choir, comprised of singers, musicians, and a two octave bell choir, united the […]

Bishops to encourage racial harmony at ecumenical service

By JULIE DOWNS GREENVILLE — Five bishops from four faiths will come together Jan. 18 to celebrate an ecumenical prayer service acknowledging their common baptism and encouraging racial harmony. The churches of the LARCUM covenant (Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Methodist) will hold an ecumenical service in recognition of the Week of Prayer for Christian […]

Bishop discusses retirement, future at clergy convocation

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The challenge of ministering to a booming Catholic population with a diminishing number of priests was the focus of a two-day convocation of over 100 clergy from the Diocese of Charleston, held last week at the Francis Marion Hotel. At the gathering, Bishop David B. Thompson gave his first public […]

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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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