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2012

Cardinal Newman School plan
New Cardinal Newman School planned

COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman School is one step closer to the long-time dream of a new campus. In early February, school leaders announced they had completed phase one of a long-term fundraising campaign for a new school located on about 50 acres the diocese has purchased off Alpine Road in Northeast Columbia. The new location would provide […]


Three seminarians become lectors

Three seminarians for the Diocese of Charleston were among 14 men to receive the ministry of lector at St. Mary Seminary in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 19. They were: Roger Morgan, Rich Wilson, and Stephen Beach. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was the celebrant.


Feel the Lenten spirit at Cathedral vespers

CHARLESTON—Connect with ancient church tradition and improve your prayer life with special sung prayer services being offered during Lent at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The vespers services, part of the traditional Liturgy of the Hours, will be offered at 4 p.m. each Sunday, including Palm Sunday. The service will include psalms sung […]


Rite of Election: Candidates move closer to the sacraments at Easter

COLUMBIA—Over 400 men and women took important steps on their journey toward becoming Catholics at Rite of Election ceremonies held Feb. 24-27. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the rite for the Piedmont deanery at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville Feb. 24; the Midlands deanery Feb. 25 at St. John Neumann Church in Columbia; the […]


Priests’ assignments made to St. Benedict, St. Peter and St. Thomas

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced three priests’ appointments for the Diocese of Charleston on Feb. 23. Father Daniel Papineau has moved from parochial vicar of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville to administrator of St. Benedict Church in Mount Pleasant, effective Feb. 20. Father Casmir Maduakor has moved from parochial vicar at St. Andrew Church […]


Priests’ appointments for Fathers Papineau, Maduakor and Mareddy

The Catholic Miscellany CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced three priests’ appointments for the Diocese of Charleston on Feb. 23. Effective Feb. 20: Father Daniel Papineau has moved from parochial vicar of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville to administrator of St. Benedict Church in Mount Pleasant; Father Casmir Maduakor has moved from parochial vicar at […]


Marriage Celebration: Put Christ at the center

CHARLESTON—Paul and Janet Ely received a standing ovation from the congregation at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The pair had just been recognized as the longest-married couple in attendance at the 12th annual Diocesan Marriage Celebration, and the spontaneous applause underscored the message of love and hope. It was a genuine outpouring of […]


No compromise on insurance mandate for birth control

Church leaders say the Obama administration’s proposed compromise on a recent controversial health insurance mandate is unacceptable.Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has joined a growing chorus of religious  leaders who object to the mandate as a grave threat to the First Amendment and religious liberty. A nationwide firestorm erupted after the Jan. 20 announcement by the […]


Vocations lays out a strategic plan incorporating God’s will

CHARLESTON—A vocation isn’t just about a divine call to the priesthood; it’s about the summons that every Christian receives.This is why discernment is so important.Father Jeffrey F. Kirby, vicar for vocations, said his department has created a four-year plan that addresses that issue and promotes vocations across the board. It has received the blessing of […]


Seminary rector says vocations are no longer in crisis mode

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE—Msgr. Michael Olson has a simple suggestion to anyone searching for their true vocation in life: If you’re wondering what God is calling you to do, open your heart and listen. Men considering the priesthood or anyone considering any other calling must be receptive to responding to God and growing through holiness, he said. It’s […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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