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Franciscans from around the country serve in South Carolina

St. Francis of Assisi The Sisters of St. Francis working in South Carolina are from a number of different congregations with different individual constitutions. However, all of the sisters follow the rule of St. Francis of Assisi, for whom their order is named. His rule, in its simplest form, calls for followers to observe the […]

Teens who take a Spring break helping others really help themselves

CHARLESTON — Spring break does not have to be about the simple pursuits of sun and fun. It can also be about discipleship and stewardship in the community. A number of students from the Diocese of Charleston and around the country put their faith into action during the annual vacation from school. Father Marcin Zahuta, […]

Actor Frank Runyeon offers food for thought in performances

LEXINGTON — Actor Frank Runyeon knows firsthand how difficult it can be to reconcile Biblical values with those of Hollywood. He spent years as an actor on soap operas and TV movies before he decided to spend much of his time traveling around the country giving one-man theatrical performances of Biblical texts, including the Sermon […]

The Weathers place no price on supporting life, building their family

BOILING SPRINGS — Darrell and Michaelle Weathers had been married for eight years when they decided to adopt a child in 2001. They went through a private agency in South Carolina and spent $18,000 by the time the process was complete. Though it made a hole in their budget, they never begrudged a cent. “I’m […]

Supreme Court denies petition for conspiracy case against diocese

CHARLESTON — In a March 19 order, the Supreme Court of South Carolina denied attorney David Flowers’ petition for original jurisdiction on behalf of plaintiff John Doe. Flowers’ petition and complaint alleged that class counsel Larry Richter and David Haller,  the Diocese of Charleston, Bishop Robert J. Baker, diocesan attorney A. Peter Shahid Jr., and […]

Diocesan seminarian Nerbun installed as acolyte in Rome

ROME — David Nerbun of the Diocese of Charleston was one of 44 seminarians of the Pontifical North American College in Rome who were instituted as acolytes during a celebration of the Eucharist March 15. Cardinal Edmund Szoka, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Detroit, was the principal celebrant of the liturgy, according to a […]

Hewes moves from spectator to star for the unborn

GREENVILLE — In his younger days, Joe Hewes catered to celebrities from New York’s Broadway to Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. But for the past 20 years, the 79-year-old Seneca resident and Catholic has been speaking out for those far removed from the limelight — the unborn. Hewes said he was somewhat involved in the right-to-life effort […]

Financial report of the Diocese of Charleston

Faithful of Charleston, We are pleased to provide to you the financial results of the Chancery of the  Diocese of Charleston. Activities of the Chancery include diocesan level programs such as: family life, Catholic youth ministry, religious education, Catholic schools, diocesan cemeteries, social and outreach programs, and pastoral and church personnel development — vocations, seminarians […]

Confession removes the obstacles between God and us

COLUMBIA –The season of Lent is a solemn time of prayer, self-sacrifice and reflection in preparation for the renewing joy of Easter. A wonderful way to prepare for that celebration is by participating in the sacrament of reconciliation.The importance of the sacrament has been receiving more attention recently. On Feb. 17, Pope Benedict XVI released […]

French students spend their vacation at S.C. Catholic schools

GREENVILLE — Fifteen students from a Catholic school in France spent their winter vacation experiencing life across the pond. They came from St. Denis International School in Loche, near the Loire valley, to spend February attending Catholic schools in South Carolina. “I wanted to come to see what was America, and to maybe come back […]

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