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2009

Pascua Juvenil, Our Lady of the Hills Church, Hispanic ministry
Hispanic youth prepare for ‘Pascua Juvenil’ at workshop

COLUMBIA — Some 125 teens and young adults from six states gathered at Our Lady of the Hills Church family life center Sept. 12-13 for a lively Hispanic youth ministry workshop. The workshop is one of three scheduled for the preparation of “Pascua Juvenil,” or “Easter for Youth,” sponsored by the Southeastern Pastoral Institute in […]


Bithop Robert E. Guglielmone, Diocese of Charleston, Catholic
Bishop Guglielmone meets with Pope Benedict

I write this article as I participate in a special series of workshops for new bishops sponsored by the Vatican Congregation for Bishops in Rome. Gathered at the Regina Apostolorum, the seminary for the Legionnaires of Christ, over 100 bishops from many parts of the world joined to discuss many issues which are a necessary […]


East Cooper Community Outreach, poverty simulation, ECCO
Simulation classes explore issues that keep people stuck in poverty

MOUNT PLEASANT — Albert Aber was having a bad day. His morning bus was late, which made him late to work, where his boss yelled about slack workers and docked his pay. He went to the bank on the way home to cash his check so he could pay the rent and buy food, but […]


Franciscan Father Thaddeus M. Sapio
Franciscan Father Thaddeus M. Sapio dies at age 71

ANDERSON — Franciscan Father Thaddeus Michael Sapio, parochial vicar of St. Mary of the Angels Church, died Sept. 17 of cancer at Rainey Hospice House. He was 71. The funeral was held Sept. 21 at St. Mary of the Angels. Burial was held in Patterson, N.J. Father Sapio was born Raymond Nicholas Sapio in Haddonfield, […]


Stephanie Wood Weinert, Family Life Center International
Upstate teens Rock for Life at annual concert

GREENVILLE — Upstate teenagers  participated in a unique blend of rock music and spirituality known as Rock for Life. They came together at St. Joseph’s Catholic School to sing and dance to the sounds of Idle Down in concert, and to hear inspirational speakers. Franciscan Father Raymond Selker, parochial vicar of St. Anthony of Padua […]


Jodee Blanco, headshot
Jodee Blanco tells parents bullies can cause serious harm

COLUMBIA — When Jodee Blanco talks about school bullies, she speaks from the heart. The pain of being bullied as a child shows on her face, even though she is a vibrant adult with a successful career. Blanco went through physical and mental bullying during her middle and high school years in Illinois.  As a […]


Life Chains will form Oct. 4

COLUMBIA — The National Life Chain, the largest peaceful, prayerful, pro-life, public witness in the world, will be held Oct. 4. Here is a partial listing of Life Chains in South Carolina. Visit www.lifechain.net or call (530) 674-5068 for a complete list.


Bishop England High School beat Cardinal Newman School 28-14
Bishop England wins Hibernian Cup

COLUMBIA — Bishop England carried home the Hibernian Cup football trophy for the second year after beating Cardinal Newman 28-14. In what has become an annual battle between the two Catholic high schools, Cardinal’s player Joey DeAngelis ran for 265 yards and a touchdown. However, Bishop England took advantage of a kickoff return and two […]


Sister Mary John Nguyen and others at Fire at the Beach, Sept. 18-19, 2009.
Eucharist, sharing the Gospel are key themes at Fire at the Beach

HILTON HEAD — Catholics have a special relationship with Jesus that can be discovered and nurtured through exploring the beauty of the Eucharist, by reading sacred Scripture and sharing the Gospel with others. That was the focus at the biannual Fire at the Beach conference, held Sept. 18-19 at St. Francis by the Sea Church. […]


Two diocesan schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

GREENVILLE/MOUNT PLEASANT — The color blue may represent sadness in songs and poetry, but for the Diocese of Charleston’s school system, blue is the color of joy. National Blue Ribbon status was awarded to two more diocesan schools for 2009. St. Mary in Greenville and Christ Our King-Stella Maris in Mount Pleasant received official notification […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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
    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