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Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, Thanksgiving Day, message, letter
Thanksgiving is a time for generous hearts

“It is right and just to give thanks to the Lord our God.” We recite these words every time we celebrate Mass and they should be a constant reminder to us to walk always in a spirit of thankfulness. Each November, as we Catholics come to the close of our Church year, our country observes […]

Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Bishop Guglielmone
Bishop encourages donations to Catholic Campaign for Human Development

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone addressed the controversy around this weekend’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in a letter sent to parishes in the Diocese of Charleston. The bishop asked priests to make announcements at weekend Masses and include the letter, dated Nov. 19, in bulletins. Bishop Guglielmone wrote the following: “My office […]

St. Peter Catholic School, Columbia, tuition, assistance
St. Peter Catholic School offers financial aid to students

COLUMBIA—St. Peter School has started a tuition assistance program for the 2010-2011 school year.Kathy Preston, the new principal, said she arrived in May and immediately began to receive calls from parents about financial aid and had to tell them there wasn’t anything available. Meanwhile, Msgr. Leigh A. Lehocky, pastor of St. Peter Church, and Emily […]

Father Hayden Vaverek, U.S. Air Force, veteran, Catholic Business Breakfast, Greer
Chaplain urges Catholic business leaders to help their neighbors

GREER—Father Hayden J. Vaverek, a 21-year U.S. Air Force veteran, spoke about the need for action in times of societal crisis during the Catholic Business Breakfast on Nov. 11 at the Thornblade Country Club. “The huge challenge for our nation and for our families is how to be a people of faith in the face […]

Angie Peake, Gwen Skipper, Catholic Charities Clothes Closet, Columbia
Clothes closet volunteers treat the homeless with dignity

COLUMBIA—A tall young man with a short beard and wearing a knit stocking cap stood at the door of the Catholic Charities office on a recent morning. Cold, wet weather blown in by Hurricane Ida was just starting to hit downtown Columbia, and the man had no coat. His few possessions had been stolen. Volunteers […]

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, bells, bell tower, steeple, construction, renovation
Cathedral’s new bells hoisted into place as steeple construction progresses

CHARLESTON—The bell tower, complete with bells, was lifted into place at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Nov. 16. Jamie Kilgallen, executive director of construction operations for Hightower Construction, said this is the first visible sign of the cathedral’s new steeple. As the steel frame holding the bells rose into the sky, their […]

St. Mary parish: Take the catechism, please

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians Church is one of many parishes helping people learn more about the faith by making copies of the Catechism of the Catholic Church readily available. As of early November, 2,796 copies had been distributed through St. Mary’s catechism ministry, which was started by Father James L. LeBlanc, shortly after the […]

Sister Jacqueline Benbenek, Sister Mary Johnna Ciezobka, Sister Susanne Dziedzic, Sister Adrian Jumbelic
Felician sisters continue the good work in Williamsburg County

KINGSTREE—The official name of the congregation is the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice, but they are more well-known as Felician Sisters. They came to South Carolina in 1992, on the feast day of St. Clare. Sisters Mary Johnna Ciezobka and Susanne Dziedzic were the first arrivals and have worked at the St. Ann Catholic […]

acculturation, priests, diocese, archdiocese, foreign, Atlanta, Charleston, diocese, Raleigh, Charlotte, Savannah
Provincial meeting focuses on cultural beliefs and behaviors

CHARLESTON—Throughout the province of Atlanta, which includes five separate dioceses, there are over 100 international priests serving in the parishes. These men come from all over the world, with a wide range of languages and cultures, and often end up feeling very lonely as they try to acclimate to life in America. Bishop Robert E. […]

Catholic, schools, principals, bishop
Schools can be a beacon of hope, bishop tells principals

COLUMBIA—The combination of strong moral teaching and strong academics can help Catholic schools be a welcome beacon in an increasingly secular culture. The key is to make more people aware of what they offer, according to Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. The bishop offered his support and encouragement when he met with more than 100 Catholic […]

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