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n 1788 pioneering Catholics formed the first parish in the Carolinas and Georgia By FATHER SCOTT J.A. BUCHANAN November: To give thanks with the communion of saints for the new creation in Christ In the month of November, Catholics traditionally focus on two liturgical feasts which, although they do not seem closely related, are, in […]


Presentation on Catholic-Jewish relations features international expert

  By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Since the mid-’60s, Catholics and Jews have been trying to come to grips with the Holocaust and the massive entanglements that have come to symbolize the deep divisions between the two religions. However, a gathering on Nov. 12 offered insights on how these difficulties might be ultimately resolved. “Catholics […]


Response to rosaries for life effort in Upstate amazes organizer

  By JOEY REISTROFFER GREENVILLE — The people in the Piedmont Deanery know life is a precious gift from God, now they are praying that all people respect it. The movement, “10,000 Rosaries for Life,” started in October at Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, and it has caught fire, with prayers spreading across […]


All-Catholic Habitat house dedicated

  By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — A few short months ago, Jessie Jones’ house was still a dream inside her head. Now, she has the keys to her Habitat for Humanity home in the Saluda Bluffs subdivision. Habitat for Humanity celebrated with Jones in a dedication and blessing service on Oct. 28. Bob Whitley, executive […]


Year of prayer intention for November:

To give thanks with the communion of saints for the new creation in Christ By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER Not just in the month of November, when we celebrate the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls, but all through the year, and even daily, we should meditate on our future with […]


Stack wears out catechists and fires them up

  By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — When Paul Schroeder introduced John M. Stack to about 100 catechists and directors of religious education at the Holiday Inn Northeast on Nov. 11, he probably won the diocesan Understatement of the Year Award. “Welcome to an experience,” Schroeder said. Then he stepped aside for a human dynamo. […]


Three thumbs up

As the van pulled out of the abortion clinic, the workers gave us a thumbs up By PATRICIA SIBO We had been in front of the abortion clinic for about an hour praying the rosary. The candlelight vigil had begun at 6 p.m., and we were halfway through the fourth of the Glorious Mysteries. It […]


Catechism subject of parish mission led by Cistercian monk

By KATHY SCHMUGGE LEXINGTON — In three short days at Corpus Christi Church, Prior Luke Anderson from St. Mary’s Cistercian Priory in New Ringgold, Pa., successfully dispelled the groundless fears that keep the faithful from reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the parish mission titled, “What Catholics Believe and Why,” Father Luke showed […]


Acknowledging the sin of historical racial segregation

  Msgr. THOMAS R. DUFFY In 1997, my bishop (the Most Rev. David B. Thompson), one Lutheran bishop (the Rev. Dr. David A. Donges), three Episcopal bishops, (the Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson, the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon, and the Rt. Rev. William J. Skilton), and one United Methodist Bishop (the Rt. Rev. J. Lawrence […]


Bible Outreach Program helps rebuild faith of those feeling lost

By JOEY REISTROFFER CHESNEE  Margaret Walker knows the empty, soulless feeling of faith lost. It happened to her, and she endured an excruciating period in life without the Lord. Now she is back, having clawed her way out of the darkness. Her faith today is rock solid in Christ, and she does not want […]


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    Dec 174:00 pm Volunteer Christmas Party - Diocesan Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Dec 18 Exams for periods 3 and 4
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Sock Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Christmas Holidays - School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
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    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    11 am Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics at St. Ann Church
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    12:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at the Cathedral - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Breaks BeginsNoon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Christmas Break
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
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    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
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    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
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    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Gr. 4-8th Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville