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Father James L.P. Miara to speak at diocesan rosary rally

KINGSTREE — The sixth annual Diocese of Charleston Rosary Celebration in honor of Our Lady of South Carolina – Our Lady of Joyful Hope will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Kingstree Recreational Park on Nelson Avenue. Father James L.P. Miara, of the Marian Movement of Priests, will be the featured speaker. […]

Pro-life pharmacist urges college students to mind the ‘little whispers’

CLEMSON — After years of working in relative isolation, Mike Koelzer and his small pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Mich., are beginning to get some wider attention. Koelzer owns Kay Pharmacy and is the founder of His is one of a growing list of privately owned pharmacies across the country that have chosen not to […]

Sacred Heart parishioners build their own prayer garden

ABBEVILLE — A new prayer garden at Sacred Heart Church offers the whole community a quiet place to pray and reflect. The garden was officially dedicated by Father Allam Marreddy, parish administrator, on May 11. It is the result of more than a year of planning, giving and hard work by members of the church. […]

Five truths on the Virgin Mary: A mother’s essential role

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a five-part series of columns Father Jeffrey Kirby is writing for the month of October, which is dedicated to Mary and the rosary. First truth: A mother’s role is essential.Whenever my mom visits the parish, it’s amazing how much she inquires about my life and how much she […]

New coach builds character on the field, in the classroom

GREENVILLE — Keith Kiser was somewhat apprehensive about showing his soon-to-be football coach the athletic facilities at St. Joseph’s Catholic School — and for good reason.Kiser, the school’s headmaster, didn’t have much to show Joe Hyland last summer when the coach made his first visit to the school’s Greenville campus.“I wanted to show him a […]

Traveling consulate uninterrupted by protest

CONWAY — A mobile Mexican consulate’s visit to St. James Church Sept. 27 drew hundreds of people seeking immigration services. It also sparked protests from local anti-immigration activists. Members of the Horry County chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and other local residents protested the consulate’s visit because they believe it helps illegal Hispanic […]

Clemson University group starts Students for Life

CLEMSON — A small group of Clemson University students, staff and faculty has started an effort aimed at bringing together pro-life members of the school community.The group calls itself CU Students for Life and it hopes to activate the pro-life cause at the university and in the city of Clemson that surrounds the campus.CU Students […]

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 […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    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
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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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