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Serve the Lord and be responsible, says Alveda King

GREENVILLE—Alveda King pulled few punches and used candid illustrations from her own life as she talked about abortion and birth control to a group of around 200 who gathered early Nov. 19 for a pro-life day of reflection at St. Mary Church. It was part of the the 40 Days for Life campaign, a worldwide […]

40 Days for Life wraps up

Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston renewed their commitment to the pro-life cause by taking part in the national 40 Days for Life campaign Sept. 28 to Nov. 6. The campaign started in 2007, and events are now held annually in 387 U.S. cities and around the world. This year the dates coincided with October’s […]

St. Peter Chapel in Beaufort commemorates historic anniversary

BEAUFORT—Members of St. Peter Church are working to preserve two important parts of South Carolina Catholic history. The Chapel of St. Peter’s, built in 1846, and its cemetery sit on a quiet corner of Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort, shaded by live oaks and palmetto trees.  

Parents who have suffered the loss of a child encouraged to talk

ROCK HILL—When a child dies, parents need to be encouraged to talk about the loss and celebrate their son or daughter’s life, not told simply to “get on with life” or that their loss was God’s will. “The pain and hurt we feel is real, it may dull over time but will always be there,” […]

Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal clears the $2.5 million mark

The Diocese of Charleston still has a month left in its annual fundraising campaign but has already exceeded the goal of $2.5 million. Matt Dwyer, director of stewardship and development, said the Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal had collected just over $2.6 million as of October, and could reach $2.75 by the end of the year. “The […]

Native American celebration honors Blessed Kateri and a unique heritage

GREENVILLE—The sounds and rhythms of the Native American drums and flutes reverberated in St. Anthony of Padua Church recently. The non-traditional music provided a perfectly traditional backdrop for the inaugural Native American Heritage Celebration, held at St. Anthony on Nov. 12. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass with Franciscan Father Paul M. Williams, Vicar for […]

Cardinal Newman to offer inclusive education program next year

COLUMBIA—Children with special needs are the same in the eyes of God as any other child, and diocesan schools are making this true in the eyes of their community as well. Cardinal Newman became the second school to make inclusion a reality with the creation of The DeLaSalle Program, which will be offered in the […]

Father Ernest Hepner celebrates his 50th jubilee

AIKEN-Nearly every morning, Father Ernest Hepner goes for a two-mile walk in a subdivision near his home. There, residents out with their dogs greet him. They all know Father Ernie, and so do the canines. He carries a duffel bag full of treats for the dogs, and in October even held an impromptu pet blessing […]

Penn State scandal a reminder for awareness

SIMPSONVILLE—Facilitator Joe Maggio says the skills he teaches in the Virtus awareness sessions he frequently conducts have valuable applications both inside and outside the Catholic Church — and some of those applications seemed ripped from today’s headlines. One of those is the current scandal at Penn State University — arisen from charges that longtime assistant […]

Bishop names Father Teofilo Trujillo as new vicar of Hispanic ministry

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced several appointments Nov. 10, including a new vicar for Hispanic ministry. The bishop appointed Father Teofilo Trujillo, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville, as vicar for Hispanic ministry in the Diocese of Charleston, effective Nov. 8. Father Trujillo succeeds the late Father Filemón Juya, who died of cancer […]

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