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‘Choose Life’ license plates alive and well in South Carolina

South Carolinians will soon have a new place to display a pro-life message: their license plates. Governor Mark Sanford formally signed legislation Sept. 7 that will allow non-profit groups such as area pro-life organizations to petition for their own license plates through the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Motorists will be able to purchase the […]

Msgr. Carter receives award for outreach to the community

MOUNT PLEASANT — East Cooper Community Outreach presented its first Stone Soup Award Sept. 21 to Msgr. James Carter, pastor of Christ Our King Church. The award recognizes community leadership, compassion, vision, integrity and honesty. Msgr. Carter led an outreach to the East Cooper community in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989. That effort […]

St. Benedict Church celebrates patron

MOUNT PLEASANT — More than 300 parishioners at St. Benedict Church celebrated their patron saint at Mass Oct. 1. Most of the people wore white to remember their baptismal calling and to commemorate St. Benedict. Once a year, the faith community honors St. Benedict during Mass and gives thanks and praise to God for its […]

Shrine inauguration and Rosary Celebration set for Oct. 8

KINGSTREE — Catholics from around the Diocese of Charleston officially will be able to make spiritual pilgrimages in South Carolina after Oct. 8. On that day, Bishop Robert J. Baker will inaugurate the ministry of the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina — Our Lady of Joyful Hope, located in a renovated church building […]

Elaine Addison, Cardinal Bernardin’s sister, dies at 73

MARIETTA, Ga. — Elaine Bernardin Addison, the younger sister of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, died Sept. 23 at her home. She was 73. Addison was born in Columbia, S.C., a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Bernardin. She was a graduate of St. Peter School and Cardinal Newman High School and attended the […]

Evangelizing at Aiken’s Makin’

AIKEN — For the last 30 years, vendors and onlookers have gathered in a carnival atmosphere at Aiken’s Makin’. Festive foods, music and skilled demonstrations are a draw for sightseers, who stroll along the parkways. St. Mary Help of Christians Church engaged the crowd with its ongoing faith outreach by providing music and tours of […]

Capital campaign begins final phase

CHARLESTON — “Our Heritage, Our Hope,” the largest fund-raising campaign in the history of the Diocese of Charleston, has achieved nearly 75 percent of its $32 million target, the firm conducting the effort announced. Matthew Dwyer, campaign executive director of Guidance in Giving Inc., said that more than $23 million has been pledged, with approximately […]

Diocesan workshop urges dialogue between Muslims, Catholics

COLUMBIA — A workshop held at Our Lady of the Hills Church Sept. 13-14 addressed a topic that has become increasingly relevant in recent weeks — the need for interfaith dialogue between Roman Catholics and Muslims. The Diocese of Charleson’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs sponsored a two-day training session for clergy and laity […]

Carter-May Home, St. Joseph Residence benefit from a Day of Caring

CHARLESTON — The Carter-May Home received some needed repairs thanks to the Day of Caring, a community service event sponsored by the Trident United Way that helps nonprofit organizations. According to Janine Bauder, administrator of the Carter-May Home and St. Joseph’s Residence, nonprofits can list projects on the United Way Web site and local businesses […]

Sister Marilyn Barry returns to Upstate to celebrate golden jubilee

GREENVILLE — Sister Marilyn Barry, OSF, returned to the diocese Sept. 2 for a celebration of her 50 years of religious life. Sister Marilyn served in the Diocese of Charleston from 1991-2000 as pastoral associate at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors. She was responsible for RCIA, liturgical ministers, homebound and hospital ministry, and a […]

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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    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