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2012

Second Vatican Council marks 50th anniversary

October 11 might have seemed like just another Thursday to most people, but in reality it marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most important game-changing events in the recent history of the Catholic Church. The Second Vatican Council, popularly known as Vatican II, was officially convened in Rome on Oct. 11, 1962. The […]


Men’s ministry group promotes authentic leadership

MOUNT PLEASANT—David Seay believes in the power of men’s ministry. He calls it the Sleeping Giant, and wants other men to wake up and experience the benefits of belonging to a group of spiritually connected men who offer each other support and encouragement. To help that happen, he recently started a group that meets at […]


Priests see Catholicism growing in post-Communist Russia

Sullivan’s Island—Father Myron Effing visited Stella Maris Church on Sullivan’s Island recently to talk about his mission to spread Catholicism in Russia. There has been progress, he said, but in a country that lived without religion for so long, it  takes time and patience. When Father Myron first arrived in Valdivostok, Russia, in 1991, it […]


A weekend in the life helps youth empathize with homeless

SIMPSONVILLE—Youth at St. Mary Magdalene Church recently received a crash course in what it’s like to be homeless. Twenty-eight middle and high school students and parents from the church spent a weekend outside Sept. 21-23, sleeping in cardboard boxes on the ground and relying only on donated supplies for food and hygiene. Participants arrived on […]


Crisis maternity home to be built in Upstate

GREENVILLE—The Diocese of Charleston has unveiled plans to build a crisis maternity home in the Upstate. Plans are at the very beginning stages, said Caroline Weisberg, director of Catholic Charities, but they envision a facility with room for 12 women plus their children. The concept for St. Clare’s Home of Joyful Hope was brought to […]


Author Dawn Eden shares about healing after abuse

Author Dawn Eden hopes victims of childhood sexual abuse can find a source of healing in the lives of the saints. Her latest book, “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints” (2012, Ave Maria Press), features ancient and modern stories of men and women who overcame abuse as […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $89,050 to sister-led ministries

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded seven Collaboration for Ministry Initiative Strengthening Ministry grants, totaling $89,050, to programs associated with women religious across South Carolina. Announced Sept. 19, the following organizations received 2012 grants: The Felician Center in Kingstree received $15,000 to set up a technology lab and subscribe to a reading […]


Medical professionals urged to opt out on the HHS mandate

CHARLESTON—Members of the medical profession received a heartfelt thank you during a White Mass held recently in their honor. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said he wanted to express his gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and other health care employees for all they do in the community. He said it is important for those in the […]


Rally calls young adults to new evangelization

COLUMBIA—Young adults often feel they are an overlooked demographic in the church. With the goal of changing that misconception and making their voices heard, some people ages 18-35 from around South Carolina got together in Columbia recently. The first diocesan Young Adult Rally, “Walk By Faith,” drew about 70 men and women to St. Peter […]


USCCB responds to inaccurate statement on HHS Mandate made during vice presidential debate

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, Oct. 12 regarding a quote made by Vice President Joe Biden during the Oct. 11 debate. Full text follows: Last night, the following statement was made during the vice presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]


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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
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    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    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