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Social outreach has become a core value for St. Anthony parish

GREENVILLE — Four mornings a week, people line up at the office of St. Anthony of Padua Church to receive help fulfilling one of the most basic human needs — food. Monday through Thursday, volunteers hand out bags of nonperishable goods to individuals and boxes of groceries to needy families. For many of the recipients, […]

Bishop urges Catholics to speak out on health care

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has urged S.C. Cath­olics to let their voices be heard when it comes to national health care reforms. The bishop sent a letter to priests of the Diocese of Charles­ton on Aug. 26 addressing the issue; stating that the church has ample experience in the health care arena so the […]

Diocese of Charleston nondiscriminatory school policy

The schools in the Diocese of Charleston admit qualified students of any race, color, national origin, sex, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in administration […]

Staying Catholic and keeping your faith alive in college

College students face a daunting list of new challenges when they hit campus each year — time management, peer pressure, finances, grades, loneliness and homesickness, especially for freshmen. The question for Catholic students becomes: Is faith one of the things they bring with them to help with those challenges, or are they in danger of […]

The good word on new Catholic high schools in South Carolina

CHARLESTON — The nation’s economic woes temporarily slowed plans for two new high schools in the Diocese of Charleston, but it hasn’t stopped them. Bishop Baker Catholic High School, which is proposed for Horry and Georgetown counties, and Pope John Paul II School for Beaufort County, are both still on the boards.

‘It’s a school!’ Holy Trinity opens its doors for inaugural year

CHARLESTON — A fourth elementary school has joined the Pee Dee Deanery this year. Holy Trinity Catholic School in Longs will greet its first batch of students on Aug. 26. Collette Ott, the new principal, said they had about 20 students enrolled prior to the first day, but expected more to register as parents made […]

Bishop returns to Rockville Centre for a farewell Mass

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — Parishioners of St. Agnes Cathedral are accustomed to the presence of bishops, but it was special April 19 when their former rector, the newly ordained Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, returned to celebrate Mass. Bishop Guglielmone, who ministered on Long Island for more than 30 years, was ordained as the bishop of […]

Kathy Preston, St. Peter School, Columbia
Meet your new Catholic principals

Five new principals were named for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston: Kathy Preston for St. Peter in Columbia; Miriam Jones for St. Michael in Garden City; Anthony Perrini for St. Anne in Rock Hill; Dominican Sister Mary John Slonkoski for St. Mary in Greenville; and Collette Ott for the new Holy Trinity School […]

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone
Bishop offers thanks and prayer for Catholic education

This year, the Sisters and Daughters of Charity throughout the United States, including our own diocesan community, the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, are celebrating 200 years of living the vision and inspiration of Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Sisters of Charity Foundation awards over $50,000 in grants

COLUMBIA — The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 20 Caritas grants totaling $58,113 to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across the state. Caritas grants are for organizations providing outreach services to the poor, according to a press release from the foundation. The one-year grants do not exceed $3,000 and are designed for […]

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