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2017

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 […]


Hibernians celebrate ‘St. Patrick’s Ceili’

SUMMERVILLE—The Summerville An­cient Order of Hibernians Dorches­ter Division 1 held a “St. Patrick’s Day Ceili” on March 11, including a corned beef and cabbage dinner and entertainment by the Legacy Irish Dance Academy of Charleston. The event at St. Theresa the Little Flower Church hall attracted a sell-out crowd. Proceeds benefit diocesan seminarians and other […]


Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

ROME—Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them. He had lunch at the city’s historic San Vittore prison, where all 893 inmates — men and women — are awaiting trial. But Pope Francis began his visit March 25 on the […]


40 Days for Life opens with prayer

GREENVILLE—The Kick-off Rally of 40 Days for Life was held March 4 at the Greenville Women’s Clinic. Pro-life advocates from the Upstate, representing different religions and nationalities, prayed and sang. Guest speakers, including Pastor Judy Brooks (pictured above), the Benedict family, and Darren Swartzendruber, all gave inspiring talks. The “For Life Praise Band” performed, led […]


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    May 29All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday (No school)
    From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    All Day NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Memorial Day (No school)
    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    All Day Memorial Day, School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    All Day Memorial Day- School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    All Day Memorial Day, No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia