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Blessing of pets great and small is set for Oct. 4-5

CHARLESTON — Pet owners will have the opportunity to have their beloved family friend, furry, feathery or scaly, blessed the weekend of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day, Oct. 4. Animals on leashes will be welcome at the following parishes: ANDERSON — St. Mary of the Angels Church, 1821 White St., 2 p.m. Oct. 5. […]

Catholics should vote for life, administrator says

CHARLESTON — As the presidential election draws near, Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, administrator of the Diocese of Char les ton, is urging all people to exercise their right to vote, with a conscience.“Today and always, the United States of America, a republic, finds its most noble expression and sentiment in the Constitution of the United […]

Foundation awards additional $78,000 in grants

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded nine Collaboration for Ministry grants totaling $78,362 to programs lead by women religious throughout the state. The awards came just after the foundation granted over $600,000 in funding to other non-profits in South Carolina. The foundation recognizes the needs and challenges facing congregations […]

Catholic school principals discuss accreditation

MYRTLE BEACH — Eddie Krenson, senior vice president for Non-public School Services, gave the principals from the Diocese of Charles ton a lot to think about during a discussion on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation.Krenson was the final speaker at the principal’s seminar in Myrtle Beach Sept. 8-10 and spoke for over an […]

Speakers motivate Respect Life coordinators at meeting

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s Respect Life coordinators received motivation to keep the pro-life movement growing  and  to combine their resources recently.The Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Family Life sponsored a coordinator’s meeting  Sept. 13 at St. John Neumann Church. Participants heard from four speakers who shared unique insights into the needs of pro-life efforts. They […]

Irish workers helped build city, bring faith to South Carolina

COLUMBIA — Irish Catholics who helped build one of Columbia’s early landmarks were honored at the dedication of a special monument along the Congaree River recently. The monument is for indentured Irish workers who arrived between 1810 and 1820 to build the Columbia Canal. A Mass for the Irish workers held at St. Peter Church […]

Cardinals, Bishops kick off healthy rivalry in first game

CHARLESTON — As any good Catholic knows, Cardinals have more power than bishops. But that was not the case when Bishop England and Cardinal Newman met in battle on the football field for the first time ever Sept. 12.The Battling Bishops outscored the Cardinals 21-0 in what sponsors hope will become an annual event.Currently, Bishop […]

Byzantine Catholics reconnect with tradition

MYRTLE BEACH – “Wisdom, be attentive!” With those words, Father Conan Timoney held up an ornate gold-covered Book of the Gospels and walked around the altar at St. Andrew Church in Myrtle Beach on Sept. 9.This was the beginning of the “Little Entrance,” part of the Eastern Rite Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine-Ruthenian tradition. Father […]

Catholic composer says music helps people pray

ROCK HILL — Dan Schutte believes that humility is the key to planning good liturgical music for Catholic Masses. Schutte, one of the best known modern composers of Catholic worship music, stressed the importance of a “humble servant” approach for music directors and others involved in liturgy planning during a “Liturgy Day” workshop Sept. 20 […]

Summer camp in Aiken teaches youths to live Catholic social justice

AIKEN — Leaders at St. Mary Help of Christians Church want their youth to know about Catholic justice and to live it. One of the ways they teach the concept is through a new camp they started over the summer. Joan LaBone, church youth director, said it was four intense days that ran from 8 […]

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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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    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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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