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Your annulment questions answered

The topic of annulments, properly called a declaration of nullity, is one that seems to cause a lot of confusion for those involved. One of the biggest sources of confusion seems to stem from the word itself. The USCCB notes that annulment is an unfortunate term because in reality, nothing is made null through the […]

Man destroys Jesus statues at Sacred Heart Church

CHARLESTON—Sacred Heart Church was the target of one or more vandals who smashed the heads off of two statues of Jesus. A suspect was arrested just down the road from the church, located at 888 King St., after he was discovered covered in concrete dust and toting a sledgehammer in his backpack. Charles Short, 38, […]

New appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Richard W. Jackson retired as Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Church in Florence and St. Louis Church in Dillon, effective May 29, 2014.  Rev. Jackson will be a Supply Priest for the Diocese of Charleston. Rev. Jesuprathap Narichetti, returning […]

Deacons Morgan and Wilson: ‘Bring hope and love’ to God’s people

COLUMBIA—Roger Morgan and Richard Wilson experienced a milestone moment in their lives when they were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on May 16. The ordinations were held before several hundred friends, family and well-wishers who packed St. Joseph Church. Twenty priests also attended. The transitional diaconate is the final step […]

St. Clare has its first Mass as an official parish

DANIEL ISLAND—On Easter Sunday, a spirit of hope and new beginnings filled the gymnasium at Bishop England High School as more than 1,000 people celebrated the first Mass for the new St. Clare of Assisi parish. “I was so overjoyed, it was just one of the most joyful times for me,” said Betsy Sarsfield, a […]

Detail depicting Saint Clare from a fresco (1312–20) by Simone Martini in the Lower basilica of San Francesco, Assisi.
Daniel Island’s new parish is named St. Clare of Assisi

DANIEL ISLAND—It’s official! The Catholic Community of Daniel Island has a new name, approved by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on April 2. From now on, the parish and eventual church will be known as St. Clare of Assisi. St. Clare was a privileged daughter of a count who chose a life of poverty. She became […]

Computer classes can open eyes and doors for seniors

Technology has never been Marzi Knight’s friend. “In my heart, I am a luddite through and through,” said the 73-year-old Columbia resident, using a common term for people who resist technology. She only had color TV because her children wanted it, drives her cars until they “literally die” and still uses a basic flip cell […]

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