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2017

Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

VATICAN CITY—People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said. There are many excuses to justify why one doesn’t lend a hand when asked by a person begging on […]


St. Anne drawing praise for K-12 format and strong courses

ROCK HILL–St. Anne School is in the middle of a serious growth spurt, and school leaders couldn’t be happier. Principal Shaileen Riginos said the school averaged about 270 students when she started there six years ago. Today, 355 children are enrolled. “We’ve had about a 22 percent growth rate over the past six years,” Riginos […]


Vandalism at Jewish cemeteries decried, called hateful actions

PHILADELPHIA—Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the “senseless acts of mass vandalism.” The gravestones were discovered toppled over from their bases the previous morning at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia. The archbishop issued a statement in which he called […]


Pope Francis furthers the sainthood causes of five men, two women

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of two medical doctors and six religious — many of whom died just a generation ago. The pope approved the decrees during an audience Feb. 27 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. The pope recognized the martyrdom of Salesian Father Titus Zeman, who […]


Couples receive salute for milestone marriages

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Marriage Day 2017 saluted 74 couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries at St. Francis by the Sea Church. Each couple was blessed during Mass and honored at a reception in the parish family center. Their collective years of marriage totaled 3,684. All anniversaries of more than 60 years were also deemed a milestone. Phyliss […]


USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive

WASHINGTON—The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of President Barack Obama’s administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms. The guidance, issued last May by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education, “indicated that public pre-K through 12 schools, as well as all colleges and universities, […]


U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on border shooting of Mexican teenager

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court took on a U.S-Mexico border issue Feb. 21 when it examined if the parents of a Mexican teenager can sue the U.S. border agent who shot and killed their son. During the oral arguments, the justices seemed divided over who was responsible for the action. Some of the justices stressed that it […]


Bishop Guglielmone gives St. Patrick’s dispensation

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has given Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston a dispensation to eat meat on March 17, St. Patrick’s feast day, which falls on a Friday during Lent this year. The bishop announced the dispensation in a Feb. 8 memo to pastors. Catholics fast and abstain during Lent to unite in the […]


Students’ artwork to appear in calendar

CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic sixth-graders Owen Enriquez and John McBurney created artwork that was chosen for the “Keep Charleston Beautiful” Art Calendar Contest. Owen won first place and his drawing will appear on the cover of the calendar and for the month of April. John’s winning selection will appear in October.



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    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Open House
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    2:00 p.m. Dismissal Teacher Inservice
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Jan 23 Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
    From the Calendar of Office of Pastoral Formation
    7:00 pm Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 24 Quarter 2 Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Candy Bar Sales begin
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    2:45 pm P/T Conferences
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    7:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 25All Day Key Club Blood Drive #3
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson