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Great gifts you can give with a good conscience

Finding the perfect Christmas present can be a daunting task, especially for people who don’t want or need anything. But don’t let stress get to you. Let your faith guide you to spiritual gifts. The Priests One of the newest and hottest items to hit the shelves is the just-released album by The Priests. The […]

Catholic singles wonder about their roles in parish life

COLUMBIA — Single. Catholic. Adult. Those three words describe a life that can be both enriching and challenging, according to adults who fit this growing demographic. In a church that is largely focused on married couples with children, single adults in their mid-20s to late-50s often find themselves feeling left out of parish activities and […]

Rediscovering family at Guadalupe feast day

SUMTER — Cristi and Edward Larios spent a recent Sunday in a very different way from most young people. The brother and sister from Sumter, both middle-school students, portrayed Juan Diego and the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the 11th annual Guadalupe celebration held by St. Jude and St. Anne churches on Dec. […]

A new tradition at Holy Family

HILTON HEAD — Traditionally during the holiday season, local teens can be found volunteering at food banks, singing and visiting at nursing homes, collecting Toys for Tots or helping at a myriad of other community outreach programs. Holy Family Church has created another worthy tradition for its younger members. This year, instead of the usual […]

Teach your children the gift of giving

SOUTH CAROLINA — Youth today have tons of opportunities to help their communities and the world at large through church, school and social clubs. But sometimes a more personal, hands-on approach is needed to underscore the lesson of giving as opposed to getting. When Mary gave birth to Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem, she […]


Help your local Catholic Charities office meet community needs To help your children understand what Catholic Charities does and who they serve, arrange for a tour of the local office. They can help families learn how to incorporate faith action into everyday life, not just Christmas. Coordinators at the deanery offices said they have immediate […]

Adults enjoy a draught of education at Theology on Tap

FLORENCE — St. Ann Church has a fun, new way to teach Catholics the basics about their faith. Since June, the parish has been hosting “Theology on Tap” events on the first Wednesday of each month. Adults gather in private homes or at the church fellowship hall for informal catechesis. The Theology on Tap program […]

Teens make tracks with St. Paul during local pilgrimage

CHARLESTON — Some South Carolina teens were thinking ahead on Nov. 22 by participating in a special Pauline year pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. By taking part in Mass, the sacrament of confession, and an educational journey, youth from nine parishes received a plenary indulgence as authorized by Pope Benedict XVI. […]

Alveda King gives pro-life testimony at USC

COLUMBIA — Alveda King, Ph.D., spoke about abortion in the black community at the University of South Carolina School of Law on Nov. 19. She is a niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. She was invited to speak by the GOP Law Society. King works with Priests for Life and travels to pro-life […]

St. Joseph’s ranks in Top 50 for Catholic schools in U.S.

GREENVILLE — St. Joseph’s Catholic School was named to the top 50 Catholic High School Honor Roll for the fourth time in five years. They are the only Catholic high school in the state to earn this honor. The purpose of the honor roll, according to its Web site, is to recognize and encourage excellence […]

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