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2013

Artist rendering of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High set to open in 2016

HORRY COUNTY—It’s official! St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School is on track to open in 2016, which will make it the sixth high school in the Diocese of Charleston. A fundraising campaign was approved by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and kicked off in the parishes in August. The goal is $3.5 million, with a […]


Bishop’s Easter message: Overcoming darkness with hope

There are a good number of words we use at Easter time: we wish each other “Happy Easter” and we use the word “joy” to describe our innermost feelings. These are appropriate, for it is a happy time and we do reflect on the joy of Jesus’ resurrection and indeed the promise of our own […]


Pope reaction

Two words instantly come up when the faithful around South Carolina give their first impressions of Pope Francis: humility and love. Clergy and lay people, young and old, from all parts of the state and many different backgrounds, all reflected on the new pope’s humble gestures when he first stepped on to the balcony in […]


Pope Francis gives the homily at Mass with the cardinal-electors.
Pope Francis: Don’t give in to pessimism, courageously share Gospel

  By Carol Glatz | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Never give in to the devil’s pessimism, discouragement and bitterness, Pope Francis said; Christians need to share the Gospel message with joy and courage because it will truly answer people’s deepest needs. Young people also need the wisdom and knowledge of older people, whose […]


Cardinal Dolan says new pope is a figure of unity

By United States Conference of Catholic Bishops WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops congratulated the newly elected pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Pope Francis stands as the figure of unity for all Catholics wherever they reside. The bishops of the United States and […]


Pope Francis visits St. Mary Major, collects suitcases and pays hotel bill

Vatican Information Service VATICAN CITY — It was no secret. Like one who has no cares that everyone knows what he intended to do. At 8:24 p.m. March 13 in his first public appearance Pope Francis stated: “Tomorrow I am going to pray to the Virgin, for the safekeeping of all of Rome.” Then at […]


Bishop Guglielmone meets with the press
Bishop Guglielmone: New pope a historic decision

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone expressed great pleasure about the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to pope during a press conference held March 13. The bishop spoke to local media as he stood in front of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist where bunting in the papal colors of yellow and […]


Pope Francis I on the balcony at the Vatican
Argentina’s Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, chooses Francis

(UPDATED)By Francis X. Rocca and Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the leader of a large urban archdiocese in Latin America, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis. He is the first pope in history to come from the Western Hemisphere and the […]


Pope Francis I on the balcony at the Vatican
Argentina’s Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, chooses Francis

(UPDATED)By Francis X. Rocca and Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the leader of a large urban archdiocese in Latin America, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis. He is the first pope in history to come from the Western Hemisphere and the […]


White smoke: Cardinals elect new pope on fifth ballot

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — To the delighted surprise of many, clouds of white smoke poured from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel March 13, indicating a pope had been elected on the conclave’s fifth ballot. The smoke signal went off at 7:05 p.m. The 115 cardinals […]


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    May 29All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday (No school)
    From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    All Day NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Memorial Day (No school)
    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    All Day Memorial Day, School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    All Day Memorial Day- School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    All Day Memorial Day, No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston