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2017

Patriotic bracelets are a thank-you to military personnel

DILLON—It is not unusual for Kim Snyder to stay up until 2 a.m. carefully stringing red, white and blue beads together to make patriotic bracelets. It is a ritual she has repeated countless times over the past 10 years. Since 2007, Snyder, a member of St. Louis Church in Dillon, has made more than 75,000 […]


Scouts learn about their history on Trail of Churches

CHARLESTON—More than 120 Scouts immersed themselves in church history by participating in the third Catholic Trail of Churches Camporee recently. The Diocese of Charleston’s Catholic Committee on Scouting sponsors the event, which started in 2011. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Squires and members of Venture Crews of all faiths can attend. […]


Women of the year named at SCCCW convention

COLUMBIA—Women from around South Carolina experienced a week­end of faith, fellowship and inspira­tion at the 87th annual convention of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women held March 23-26 at the Columbia Marriott. This year’s theme was “Voice of Hope, Blessings, Mercy and Love.” The convention also celebrated the centennial of the Blessed Mother’s appearance […]


Birthright of Georgetown celebrates 15 pro-life years

GEORGETOWN—Birthright of Georgetown celebrated its 15th anniversary at a drop-in  at “Carefree Catering” on Pawleys Island March 25. The center opened at 1905 Front Street in 2002. Birthright of Georgetown is an all-volunteer organization which serves pregnant women who are getting ready for the arrival of a baby. Clients receive a layette, diapers for up to […]


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Pope, U.S. bishops horrified by massacre in Syria

CNS video/Tyler Orsburn: Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops denounce Syria’s chemical warfare, calling the most recent chemical attack that killed at least 70 people on April 4 horrifying. VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead. “We are horrified by […]


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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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 3 Vietnamese Marian Pilgrimage
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    Aug 4 E-Team Retreat Weekend
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    African American and Native American Youth Minister Retreat in Bethesda, MD
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 510:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Aiken)
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    10:00 am Doctrina Social #1
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    2:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 6 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Aug 77:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 82:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    Aug 11All Day Teacher In-Service DOC
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    Aug 1210:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
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    Vietnamese Men's Club
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