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Did Jesus feel abandoned?

Q: What does the Catholic Church teach about being saved? Do we also have to do good works to get to heaven? (Charleston, SC) A: All right, here’s a 400-year-old query! We’ve been working to give a fuller answer to this question since the Protestant Refor­mation in the 16th century. The best summary the Church […]

St. Clare of Assisi continues to plan and grow

DANIEL ISLAND—St. Clare of Assisi Church has seen remarkable growth since its beginnings two and a half years ago. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone es­tablished the new parish in early 2014 and the first Mass took place that year on Easter Sunday. Since then, membership has surged to 1,900, due in large part to people moving into […]

Native American celebration promotes guarding creation

LEXINGTON—The Native American Catholics’ Heritage Celebration pro­vided a most appropriate backdrop for a discussion on stewardship. With “We Are the Guardians of Creation” as the theme for this year’s celebration, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was quick to recognize the group that promoted and lived up to that idea in America hundreds of years ago. “I […]

Stewardship conference taps into hopes and expectations

CHARLESTON—The Stewardship Confer­ence held at the Diocese of Charles­ton Pastoral Center was a spiritually moving experience for the almost 140 people who attended. They sang, they laughed, they cried; and not once did anyone ask for money. This — collections as the primary purpose of stewardship — is a major misperception, and one that the […]

Pope Francis reflects on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

VATICAN CITY—In a lengthy new interview, Pope Francis opened up about his thoughts on the Jubilee of Mercy as well as progress made in the field of ecumenism, both of which he said have roots in the Second Vatican Council. Asked what the Year of Mercy has meant to him, the pope said that he […]

Catholic Charities brings new life to Sisters of Mercy outreach

HARDEEVILLE—The once abandoned Mercy Ministries Thrift Store in Hardeeville was given new life when Bishop Robert E. Gug­lielmone blessed Catholic Charities’ newly acquired building, renaming it the Mercy Mission and making a dying religious sister’s last wish become a reality. Located at 19869 Whyte Hardee Boulevard on S.C. 170 in Jasper County, the thrift store […]

Diocese to participate in statewide prayer vigil Nov. 22

SOUTH CAROLINA—Gov. Nikki Haley is urging all faith communities to participate in a statewide Day of Prayer on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the Diocese of Charleston will participate in the Day of Prayer, and encourages all parishes to plan something special to commemorate the day. Gov. Haley said it will be […]

40 Days for Life bus tour includes rally in Charleston

CHARLESTON—Recognizing the urgency for ending America’s abortion crisis, 40 Days for Life launched an unprecedented 40-day bus tour to bring its message of hope to cities and towns across the United States that are joined in prayer and fasting during this fall’s UNITED 40 Days for Life campaign, which was held Sept. 28 to Nov. […]

Evangelizing and engaging through Encuentro

COLUMBIA — Encuentro V, an ambi­tious national four-year effort to evangelize and engage Hispanic Catholics, started up in South Caro­lina on Nov. 9. About 90 clergy, women religious and laity from the Charleston and Charlotte dioceses took part in a workshop at Cardinal Newman School to learn how to begin the Encuentro process. The meeting […]

Sisters of Charity Foundation honors Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone with Leadership in Diversity Award

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation presented its 2016 Leadership in Diversity Award to Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina believes diverse voices should be present, active, listened to and valued. The foundation fosters a respectful, inclusive, open environment with varying viewpoints, strengths and assets. In our grant-making and community […]

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