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Church of the Nativity reaches its 50 year landmark

CHARLESTON — The Church of the Nativity celebrated its 50th anniversary April 5 with cake and light refreshments in the parish hall. Father S. Thomas Kingsley, administrator, said they hope to have a more elaborate celebration in the fall with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, but for now they decided to keep it simple since the […]

Aiken County residents earn GEDs with Catholic Center’s help

GLOVERVILLE — Peggy Estes and her father, Jimmy, spent a recent Wednesday morning solving math problems. The two Edgefield residents huddled at a table with Christina Geter of Beech Island and figured out the correct answers. Daughters of Charity Sister Mary Sheehan checked on them several times to monitor their progress. These adult students are […]

SCCCW convention focuses on promoting faith and values

HILTON HEAD — The 79th annual Convention of the S.C. Council of Catholic Women offered participants from the Diocese of Charleston three days of spiritual reflection, celebration and fellowship. The event, held at the Hilton Ocean Front Resort, featured guest speakers, workshops, entertainment, and daily opportunities for prayer and worship. The convention was hosted by […]

CHARLESTON — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to spotlight the issue of abuse and teach people how to become involved in supporting children and families. Of course, for agencies that focus on protecting children, every single day is about child abuse prevention, and they would like that to be true for […]

Easter 2009

‘In Him a new age has dawned; the long reignof sin is ended; a broken world has beenrenewed and man is once again made whole.’~ From the fourth Preface of the Mass of Easter Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: We come once again to this celebration of the awesome feast of Easter in what […]

Father Benedict Groeschel speaks at Cardinal Newman

COLUMBIA — Father Benedict Groeschel addressed the students of Cardinal Newman School during a mid-day assembly March 11. Approximately 500 students, along with faculty, staff and parents, heard the Franciscan Friar of the Renewal speak about the gross injustice of underpaying immigrants. He described this as one of the biggest sins that American society commits […]

From California to New York, people journey to welcome new bishop

CHARLESTON — More than one person who attended the ordination of Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said they would be shedding happy tears. Cardinal Edward M. Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York, spoke after the consecration and said the bishop’s parents, Carolina and Francesco, were watching from heaven, praying for him and crying tears of joy. […]

Say ‘yes’ to God as Mary did, bishop says at vespers

CHARLESTON — Bishop-designate Robert E. Guglielmone stepped up to the lectern at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on March 24 and gestured at the crowded pews, the rows of his fellow priests and the visiting bishop seated near him. “Do you believe this?” he asked with a smile. The congregation responded with spontaneous […]

South Carolina’s 13th bishop ordained

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was installed as the 13th bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston on March 25 during a ceremony that combined the majesty of church tradition with warm emotions. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Broad Street was filled to  capacity with about 483 people. Priests, men and women […]

Ordination photos and DVDs are available for purchase

CHARLESTON — Photos of the episcopal ordination of Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will be available for purchase online. Visit our main page and click the purchase photos link in the left navigation menu. For a DVD of the entire ordination, visit the Web site of the Diocese of Charleston,, and click the order form. […]

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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    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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