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Redemptorist Father John Joseph Salamon dies

TIMONIUM, MD.—Redemptorist Father John Joseph Salamon, died January 22, 2013 at Saint John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 26 at Stella Maris followed by interment at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery in Baltimore. Father Salamon was born on July 8, 1919, in Manhattan, New York, professed his […]

EWTN says new mandate proposal likely brings no relief

By CNA/EWTN News   WASHINGTON D.C.–Eternal World Television Network said today that the new suggested rule on the federal contraception mandate is likely inadequate to protect its religious liberty. “We will continue to study this notice with our attorneys, but are highly doubtful it will provide EWTN with any relief from this immoral mandate,” said […]

Knights Council 1668 gala marks 100 years

GREENVILLE—Knights of Columbus Council 1668 celebrated its centennial on Jan. 12 with a Mass and gala. Past Grand Knight Marty Riley welcomed the guests, Byrnes High School ROTC presented the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Faithful Navigator Ken Koschnitzki, and their chaplain, Father Dwight Longenecker, gave the invocation. Letters printed in the […]

Bishop’s Annual Appeal funds ministries and needed areas

Our Lady of the Valley outreach center in Gloverville was in a dire situation. A leaky roof coupled with ancient, broken windows presented the center with the very real danger of having to close the building, said Harold Bertrand, a volunteer that helps with maintenance. As a ministry that serves the needy, Bertrand said they […]

Flu epidemic prompts some churches to stop offering Communion chalice

By Carol Zimmermann | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON—This year amid the raging flu epidemic in the United States, several dioceses have issued recommendations for receiving Communion, offering the sign of peace and even attending Mass. According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season started earlier than usual […]

Bishop Guglielmone offers special Mass for sanctity of human life

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass for the sanctity of human life at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Jan. 22, the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. His homily is as follows: “A few years ago, I was strongly affected by a poster that I saw in […]

2013 March for Life
Thousands march for life in Columbia

  COLUMBIA—Two thousand people representing many ages, ethnic backgrounds and religious denominations marched and rallied at the State House steps Jan. 12 to speak out for the sanctity for life at the annual Stand Up for Life March and Rally. This year’s event held a special urgency and poignancy because it commemorated the 40th anniversary […]

Sister Amelia Krajcik dies at age 96

MILWAUKEE, Wis.—Sister Amelia Assunta Krajcik, of the School Sisters of St. Francis, died Jan. 9. She was 96. She served in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., for 28 years. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph Convent Chapel, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., on Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in […]

Vocations: Finding the courage to follow God’s will

Editor’s note: Sister Virginia Joy Cotter is from Greenville, S.C., and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School. She is a member of the Sisters of Life (, a religious community based in New York and founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor. They take traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, plus a fourth vow to […]

Lessons from a Bible study, young adults weigh in

If you’re going to ask an unsuspecting roomful of 20- and 30-something young adults whether they have ever considered becoming a priest or religious, be prepared for some cricket-chirping. It’s awkward. But once the promise of anonymity is made and the discussion starts, one gets an interesting and thoughtful perspective on the Church’s challenge to […]

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