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2017

What is the role of deacons?

Q: How do we really know there is such a place as purgatory? It doesn’t make sense to me. How do we know it’s true? (Hilton Head, SC) A: With all aspects of the afterlife, we rely on supernatural teach­ings based on divine revelation. What that means is that we cannot find answers to questions […]


Catholic Athletes for Christ learn to connect sports and faith

MURRELLS INLET—Student athletes at St. Michael School now have a way to combine their love of sports and their faith. St. Michael recently started a Catholic Athletes for Christ club, the only chapter of the national organi­zation in South Carolina. Most of the club’s national chapters involve high schoolers, but the St. Michael program is […]


Local churches join forces to build Faith House for family

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—A small group of men and women are close to finishing construction on a ‘Faith House’ that will become a home for a Hilton Head Island family. Parishioners from Holy Family and St. Francis by the Sea, along with members of St. Andrew by the Sea United Methodist, have joined with Hilton Head […]


Parish works for victory against hunger

SENECA/WALHALLA—An Upstate parish has borrowed a page from history, adapting the World War II Victory Garden into part of its support of an agency that fights local hunger. St. Paul the Apostle Church and St. Francis of Assisi Mission, located in Seneca and Walhalla, respectively, recently raised more than $3,000 for the Golden Corner Food […]


Making America great

We have been hearing a great deal about making America first, making America great again. On a recent afternoon on Main Street in our state capital, I realized that it already is — in some ways. I was amid three days of meetings, with an afternoon interlude, so I parked free at St. Peter’s, strolled […]


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VIDEO: High School Youth Conference 2017

WINNSBORO—About 750 kids flocked to White Oak Conference Center recently to experience God’s mercy and draw closer to our Lord and Savior at the High School Youth Conference sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Youth and Young Adults. Video by Juanita Bustamante  


St. Clare of Assisi chosen for parish learning community in L.A.

DANIEL ISLAND—St. Clare of Assisi was invited to participate in a program that they believe will be life-chang­ing for those attending, and for the parish itself. The invitation is from Parish Cata­lyst for Father Gregory West and his pastoral team to join a learning community that “challenges some of the best minds in parish ministry […]


Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

VATICAN CITY—People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God’s joy and rise up to life’s challenges, Pope Francis said. Forgetting what joy is and languishing in self-pity come with the sin of sloth, the pope said March 28 in his homily during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae. “It’s a […]


HALOS helps grandparents and other family members care for kids

NORTH CHARLESTON–Thousands of people in South Carolina are raising non-biological children. They are primarily grandparents, but also aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends who step in to help these children when their parents can’t take care of them. Families like this are providing what is called “kinship care,” and they are one of the fasting […]


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Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

WASHINGTON—In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community. “The intent is […]


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    Apr 29All Day First Communion
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    All Day 11th Annual School Gala
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day Father/Daughter Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am First Communion Rehearsal
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Black Catholics' Day of Reflection
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Apr 30All Day First Communion
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Korean Outdoor Sunday Mass, Greensboro, NC
    From the Calendar of Korean Ministry
    1:00 pm Diaconate Formation Program, Information Meeting
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:30 pm 1st Communion Practice
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    May 1All Day Teacher Appreciation Week
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day AP Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Teacher Appreciation Week
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Interims Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    All Day PTO Board Meeting
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    All Day Progress Reports
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    All Day High School May Day
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    All Day Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    8:30 am Rosary, Procession, & May Crowning
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    4:00 pm Parent University
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    6:00 pm Parent University
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville