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What is sin, sin of omission, reconciliation
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned

Sin. It’s a short word; three little letters that do not look like much. But for faithful Catholics, that word symbolizes a barrier to living in the fullness of God’s love. Sin is also something all human beings hold in common, because by our very humanity, we fall short of God’s perfection. The key is […]

Zambia, Franciscan sisters, Wholeness Holiness Retreat, Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Franciscans sisters bring ‘wholeness holiness’ to Zambia

ZAMBIA — Franciscan Sisters Margie Hosch and Connie Fahey experienced 30 days in Zambia in Southern Africa that left them with a better understanding of the country’s dual nature of beauty and suffering. Sister Margie said they decided to take the trip after meeting Sister Bella Vethemuthu, who is from India but works in Zambia. […]

Msgr. Donald J. Gorski, Zoritos, Peru, mission
Missionary priest helps feed the poor

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Officially, Msgr. Donald J. Gorski has been retired for almost seven years, but unofficially, the 77-year-old priest is as busy as ever serving parishioners. Born in Charleston in 1933, his family moved across the country when he was in fifth grade. But the Gorskis remained close to the loads of family […]

Business expo, supporting local business
Catholic organizations trying to boost local businesses, employment

MONCKS CORNER — St. Philip Benizi Church is doing its part to help Catholic businesses in these difficult economic times. The parish sponsored a business expo Oct. 11 that brought people together over food and raffles. Laura Donovan, who helped organize the event, said it was a great way to put people’s faces with their […]

Dominican Sisters, South Carolina
Four congregations of Dominicans serve in South Carolina

Editor’s Note: This is a continuing series on religious orders serving in the Diocese of Charleston. Dominican Sisters serve all over the world. Hundreds of different congregations exist, but they all harken back to St. Dominic. Dominic de Guzman was born in Spain in 1170. His parents were Blessed Joan of Aza, renowned for her […]

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Charleston, perpetual adoration
Celebrating 25 years of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament

CHARLESTON — Someone has been at prayer in the presence of Christ every hour of every day since 1984 at Blessed Sacrament Church. This month, the parish is celebrating the 25th anniversary of perpetual adoration there, and those who regularly participate hope the commemoration will lead more people to appreciate the beauty of the practice. […]

Unemployment crisis is a matter of concern for all

There is a serious concern I have here in the Diocese of Charleston and throughout the state of South Carolina. My concern is for the number of people who are unemployed or underemployed. The situation, while seeming to improve over the last few months, remains a rather bleak one for all affected by the economy. […]

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head, anniversary
St. Francis by the Sea celebrates patron for 25th anniversary year

HILTON HEAD — St. Francis by the Sea Church continued its year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary with a special Mass held Oct. 4. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the liturgy on the feast day of the parish’s patron saint. Jack Wilfore, a parishioner, said 900 people attended the 25th anniversary Mass and 200 of […]

Annual diocesan rosary celebration, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone
God offers us opportunities to follow, bishop says at rosary celebration

SUMMERVILLE — Millions of people are affected by one person saying yes to God. During Mass at the seventh annual Diocese of Charleston Rosary Celebration held Oct. 11 at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone reminded people that they receive many invitations, but the most important come from God. He referred […]

Elder Buddies program, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Greenville
Multi-generation literacy program gives children Elder Buddies

GREENVILLE — A community outreach effort launched last year at St. Anthony of Padua School was so successful that the teachers plan to expand it. St. Anthony recently received an $11,900 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation to offer the Elder Buddies program in the K-5 class again this year, and to extend it […]

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