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2012

Catholic schools need support at every level, speaker says

COLUMBIA–Studies show Catholic schools consistently produce higher academic results,  especially in poor urban areas, and graduates are more likely to become engaged citizens and church members. How, then, do these crucial institutions stay afloat in the face of declining enrollments and rising costs? The answer, according to Father Ronald J. Nuzzi, lies with the faithful […]


Vietnamese Lenten retreat celebrates the Holy Spirit

GREENVILLE–A temporary power failure couldn’t dim the light of the Holy Spirit during a Vietnamese Charismatic Renewal Lenten Retreat sponsored by the Diocese of  Charleston Office of Ethnic Ministries. Power was restored with a generator and Father Minh Cong Bui of the Diocese of  Orange, Calif., led the rest of the retreat without a hitch. […]


Rallies held across the country to promote religious liberty

Catholics in South Carolina joined thousands of others at rallies across the country to  promote religious freedom and protest the recent contraception mandate. Those who attended the rallies March 23 said the federal mandate violates religious  freedom because it would require employers to offer the coverage even if it goes  against their beliefs. About 500 […]


This Easter take up the cross and follow Him

Easter 2012 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In many ways and on many levels this has been a very difficult Lent. While I have found it tough to travel my personal journey, it still has been very spiritually rewarding. Interestingly enough, the burdens of this Lent did not come from within or from any […]


Chrism Mass: The blessing of the oils

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the annual chrism Mass before a packed congregation at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Traditionally held on the Tuesday of Holy Week, it is the time when diocesan priests renew their pledge to serve the people of God. One lady put her hand over her heart and smiled […]


Transfiguration parish holds evangelizing blitz

BLYTHEWOOD—Members of Transfiguration Church are taking their faith to the streets in a new evangelism effort. The 70 families taking part in the “Lenten Blitz” have been visiting homes throughout Blythewood and parts of Columbia for the past six weeks, dropping off door hangers that offer information about the church and what Catholics believe. Father […]


Hispanic young adult retreat focuses on community

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE—Vanessa Mata, 20, says challenges greet her at every turn in her life as a Catholic young adult. The North Augusta resident balances a job, school and service to the church with family demands and social pressures. Many of her friends, she said, are already married and having children, while she is still trying to […]


This Easter take up the cross and follow Him

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In many ways and on many levels this has been a very difficult Lent. While I have found it tough to travel my personal journey, it still has been very spiritually rewarding. Interestingly enough, the burdens of this Lent did not come from within or from any particular Lenten […]


Bishop joins AOH in St. Patrick’s parade

CHARLESTON–Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone served as grand marshall for the 15th annual Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17. Bishop Guglielmone started the day celebrating Mass at St. Patrick Church. It was concelebrated by Fathers Henry Kulah, James Parker andJohn Dux. St. Patrick is celebrating its 175th anniversary.  ‘ The bishop  […]


Msgr. Cellini receives papal honor

BLUFFTON—At Christmas, Father Ronald R. Cellini received a profound gift: a papal honor and the title of Reverend Monsignor. On March 15 the gift continued with Mass and a celebration. Then the parish family from St. Gregory the Great Church and School kept up the momentum by lauding him with a catchy song and, drum […]


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    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