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Chapin teens travel to Indiana for national conference

CHAPIN—Most people who are familiar with the inside of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis are probably used to seeing the Colts play football under the lights there. But when a group of 16 Chapin teenagers and four adults traveled to Indianapolis for the National Christian Youth Conference, they found the sports arena transformed into a […]

Missal translation continues to prompt discussion among all ages

The new translation of the Roman Missal offers unprecedented chances for Catholics to learn more about the faith, unlock its mysteries and share its message with the unchurched and those who have fallen away. Four prominent experts on liturgy took part in a teleconference about the new missal on Dec. 6. They said that while […]

Adoration of the Magi
From Advent to the celebration of Christ’s birth

Most of us are familiar with the traditional song about the 12 days of Christmas — you know: “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” But how many know when the first day of Christmas is? Father Jay Scott Newman, pastor of St. Mary Church in Greenville, said if you […]

Bishop Guglielmone: Rejoice, share peace, hospitality at Christmas

“Rejoice! Rejoice! The kingdom of God is upon us.” This is a phrase that we hear quite frequently during the Christmas season. WATCH THE VIDEO When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth to share her wonderful news about the message she had received from the angel, she proclaimed great joy in the hymn that has come […]

spruce tree branches
The Christmas tree perfect symbol of nativity, pope says

VATICAN CITY–The Christmas tree is “a significant symbol of Christ’s Nativity because, with its evergreen boughs, it reminds us of enduring life,” Pope Benedict XVI told a Ukrainian delegation at the Vatican this morning.

‘Catholicism’ a popular program at St. Mary Magdalene

Members of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville are learning more about the faith through “Catholicism,” a 10-part documentary by author, theologian and teacher Father Robert Barron. Father Barron is the founder of Word on Fire, an Illinois-based ministry dedicated to innovative Catholic evangelism through mass media ( In an October interview with Our Sunday […]

Diocesan financial statements released

Dear Friends in Christ: We have all witnessed some very challenging economic times and hardships over the past year, but as a people of God we are rich in faith and blessed with His steadfast love. South Carolina Catholics have a steady history of inspired generosity of sharing what the Lord has bestowed upon them.

Satellite race includes soldiers in Afghanistan

CHARLESTON—For the second straight year, Knights of Columbus Council 704 incorporated American soldiers serving overseas into their annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble.Known as satellite races, it is a growing trend, a way to reach out to men and women serving their country far from home and help them feel connected, especially over the […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate