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Youth lauded for pro-life stance as vigil begins

WASHINGTON—Sitting on the floor in a side chapel in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Lillian Zhao knew that what she was part of was unlike anything she had ever seen in her native China.

Is adolescence compatible with Catholicism?

As an adolescent in today’s world, life can be very complex. The decisions we make at this age have an active effect on our futures. We must be logical and stand by our faith, too. That brings me to the pivotal question I struggle with every day: Are adolescence and Catholicism compatible?

Earning badges sharpens faith

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE—Catholic Scouts take a journey in faith to earn religious badges. At a recent retreat at Camp Barstow, 40 Scouts had the opportunity to complete their requirements for the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII badges.

St. Mary youth challenged at Saturday Night Alive

GREENVILLE—Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina has a simple mission statement: “to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified.” William Thierfelder, Ed.D., college president, brought that message to more than 80 young Catholics and their guests at the Saturday Night Alive in Christ celebration at […]

Catholic evangelization is growth of holiness

Evangelization is simpler than knocking on doors, handing out copies of the Catechism and telling everyone we meet about our faith. Paulist Father Frank P. DeSiano said people can share the word simply by learning about their role as disciples and how to welcome others to Christ’s love.

St. Blaise
Blessing throats on St. Blaise’s feast day

The blessing of throats couldn’t come at a better time as Catholics and Protestants alike cough their way through the winter months. But soon they will have a chance at healing. On Feb. 3, in honor of the feast day of St. Blaise, churches will hold the annual blessing to protect people against and heal […]

South Carolina Statehouse
Bishop meets with Catholic legislators

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone had a full plate of issues to talk about with our Catholic state legislators. During a recent breakfast at the State Supreme Court, the bishop and Msgr. Richard D. Harris met with about 16 state leaders, including Chief Justice Jean H. Toal of the S.C. Supreme Court.

Youth participate in the Stand Up for Life march and rally in Columbia on Jan. 15.
Personal stories and youth at pro-life rally

COLUMBIA—More than 700 Catholic youth braved the cold to participate in the 2011 S.C. Catholic Youth Rally for Life, and the annual Stand Up for Life march and rally on Jan. 15.

EWTN acquires National Catholic Register

IRONDALE, Ala.—EWTN Global Catholic Network has signed a letter of intent to acquire the National Catholic Register newspaper. “All of us at EWTN have great respect for the Register and the role it has played throughout its history,” said Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN president and chief executive officer. “It’s a tremendous legacy that deserves to […]

Workshop for nonprofits

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will host “Tools for Thriving in Challenging Times” on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to  noon at the South Carolina Archives and History Center. The event is open to South Carolina nonprofits. This is the first in a series of sessions that will be offered in […]

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