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2009

Postcards are available to urge Congress to vote against FOCA

CHARLESTON — In November 2008, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted unanimously to mobilize their resources, dioceses and the entire Catholic community to retain current pro-life laws and policies. They also took a stand to oppose the federal funding and promotion of abortion, including the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act,” or any similar pro-abortion […]


Paulines nearing goal for much needed repair

CHARLESTON — The Daughters of St. Paul are making slow but steady progress toward their goal of having major repairs made to their King Street facility. The Pauline Books and Media store at 243 King Street is in a building with sections that date from 1838. The second floor, where the four sisters have their […]


Knights of Peter Claver hold centennial year celebration

MOBILE, Ala. — The Gulf Coast Conference of the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate the centennial of the organization’s founding in its home city. The 62nd annual conference will be held at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel from April 30 to May 3. Members of the organization will have the opportunity […]


Bishop celebrates first Mass of the Oils with brother priests

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone spoke to a packed house at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist during his first Mass of the Oils on April 7. His words to his brother priests were ones of encouragement. He told them that often the message they need to share is not what people want […]


Maria Leal is the S.C. Catholic Woman of the Year

WALTERBORO — Maria Benavides Leal gave the simplest of answers when asked why she has devoted so much of her life to serving the church, both on her own and through membership in the women’s group at St. Anthony Church in Walterboro. “I never considered it anything special — it is what needs to be […]


Tollefsen lecture focuses on bioethics, constitution and conscience

CHARLESTON — Freedom of conscience in the health care field has become a hot-button issue in recent months. Many people have raised concerns that the administration under President Barack Obama will repeal a “conscience rule” implemented in December by the former administration. The rule protects doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to […]


St. Cyprian community presents Passion of Christ

GEORGETOWN — Members of St. Cyprian Church’s Hispanic community undertook a major re-enactment of the Via Crucis, the Passion of Christ, on Good Friday. Approximately 60 to 70 people worked arduously to build scenes and props under the guidance of Sister Sandra Parra, a Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, coordinator of the parish […]


St. Thomas the Apostle members re-enact Palm Sunday procession

NORTH CHARLESTON — The Palm Sunday procession at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in North Charleston was extra special this year as newly ordained Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone joined the celebration. It was one of the bishop’s first pastoral visits in the Diocese of Charleston since his ordination on March 25. He joined the congregation, […]


Serra International convention will be Aug. 27-30 in Nebraska

OMAHA — The 2009 Serra’s 67th International Convention will be held Aug. 27-30 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. The theme of the convention is “Pastores Dabo Vobis — The Role of Christ’s Lay Faithful,” according to a press release. Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss will celebrate the opening Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral on […]


Headliners announced for Fire at the Beach, set for Sept. 18-20

HILTON HEAD — Fire at the Beach will be hosted by St. Francis by the Sea Church from Sept. 18-20, with registration at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the church. Two high-profile speakers and champions of life, faith and family, will kick off the conference, according to Sister Pamela Smith, SSCM, director of the Office […]


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