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Epiphany afterglow

In the Church’s Liturgy, each new calendar year begins with what may be called “Epiphany afterglow.” Until 1955, the Roman Church celebrated an octave, or eight days, of Epiphany, which means literally “to shine upon.” Pope Pius XII suppressed the octave of Epiphany, but the biblical texts that showed the “afterglow” were retained. Some non-Catholic […]

Father Dilley, former pastor at St. Andrew, dies at 75

SPRINGFIELD, ILL.—Father Gary Dale Dilley, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., died on Jan. 12. He was 75. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at Sacred Heart/St. Katharine Drexel Church in Springfield. Burial was at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors. He was born Aug. 11, 1940, to Dale R. […]

Playing Santa in the Pee Dee

CONWAY—Workers and volunteers with the Catholic Charities Pee Dee office made St. Nicholas proud during the Christmas season. Through a lot of planning and community support, the outreach hosted its own toy store and provided gifts for 659 children on Dec. 19 at the Myrtle Beach Education Center at Coastal Carolina University, said Kelly Kaminski, […]

Council 6756 earns Triple Star

ROCK HILL—Knights of Columbus Council 6756 earned the Knights of  Columbus Triple Star Award for the second year in a row, presented by State Deputy Frank Davis. They also received the Best Council in South Carolina Award.

Priests learn ways to spread the word with tap of a button

MYRTLE BEACH—Evangelization doesn’t just come from the pulpit or a conversation between friends. These days it can be done with one keyboard stroke, a link to a website or a glance at a Facebook page. The digital revolution has opened countless doors for sharing the Gospel, and clergy learned how to best utilize the new […]

Diocese of Charleston Diaconate Ordination
Bishop to ordain men in two groups

SIMPSONVILLE—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain 18 men to the permanent diaconate on Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Magdalene Church, located at 2252 Woodruff Road. The public is encouraged to attend. They are part of a larger class of 35 — an extraordinary number of men, supported by their wives and families […]

Chapel mosaic at Cardinal Newman School, Columbia - Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina
Artist blends unique mementos into mosaic

COLUMBIA—For years, Theresa Hayes and her late husband Steve ate family dinners off floral-patterned china they bought as newlyweds. On many of those nights, their son and daughter talked about their daily experiences in class at Cardinal Newman School. Now, one of those plates is a permanent part of the school’s new building. Hayes donated […]

Blessing of founders’ place cemetery

JOHNS ISLAND—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass on Nov. 29 for the living relatives of the founding family of Holy Spirit Church, which was previously known as Holy Ghost Church. It was followed by a blessing of the founders’ place cemetery, which was re-located next to the chapel. The original chapel site was located on […]

Cardinal Newman School, Columbia - Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina
A new home for Cardinal Newman School

COLUMBIA—A new era of Catholic education in the capital city began Jan. 19 when the just-completed Cardinal Newman School opened its doors. The building’s halls rang with students’ voices and laughter as they hurried to pristine classrooms, science and computer labs. “This almost doesn’t feel real,” said junior Katie LaPorte, 17, as she stood in […]

35 men in line for upcoming diaconate ordinations

JOHNS ISLAND—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain 35 men to the permanent diaconate this year. These candidates come to the vocation from a wide variety of professions including engineers, business owners, managers, teachers, and retirees. Even a chief of police and a rural letter carrier. Two ordinations will be held: the first on Jan. 30 […]

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