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2017

Archery tournament held at Summerville Catholic

SUMMERVILLE — Summerville Catholic School hosted an archery tournament at the Brownsville Community Center on Jan. 28. An estimated 29 public and private schools with 380 archers entered the National Archery in the Schools Program sanctioned event. Above, Justin Womble, 12, from Christ Our King-Stella Maris School in Mount Pleasant, takes aim at his target. […]


Bishop makes appointments for 12 priests around the diocese

CHARLESTON — On Jan. 17, Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone announced new appointments for 12 priests in the Diocese of Charleston. The following assignments are ef­fective Feb. 27: Father James Dubrouillet has been changed from administrator to pastor of Holy Cross Church in Pickens and St. Luke Mission in Easley. Msgr. James LeBlanc moves from pastor […]


Vatican releases updated guidelines for bioethical questions

VATICAN CITY—To offer clearly and accurately the Catholic Church’s positions on abortion, contraception, genetic engineering, fertility treatments, vaccines, frozen embryos and other life issues, the Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the church’s bioethical teachings. The “New Charter for Health Care Workers” is meant to provide a thorough summary of the church’s position […]


Pope warns against love of money and neglect of others

VATICAN CITY—Without making room for God’s word in their heart, people will never be able to welcome and love all human life, Pope Francis said. “Each life that we encounter is a gift deserving acceptance, respect and love,” the pope said in his message for Lent, which begins March 1 for Latin-rite Catholics. “The word […]


Do we save ourselves through good works?

Q: If it takes good works to get into heaven, then aren’t we sav­ing ourselves? (Summerville, SC) A: If we did good works on our own accord, then we would be try­ing to save ourselves. However, such an effort would be fruitless since we do not have such a power. In illustrating this point, the Bible […]


Bishop Guglielmone to ordain 15 deacons on Feb. 11

GOOSE CREEK—After nearly a decade on hiatus, the diaconate program is enjoying a blessing of bountiful renewal. Last year, 35 men were ordained into the permanent diaconate, and soon, another batch will enter the ministry. On Feb. 11, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain 15 men to the permanent diaconate at Immaculate Conception Church, followed […]


‘Stand for What You Believe In’ is theme for national day of prayer

NEW YORK—For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family on Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, which is observed every February. The tradition of declaring the first Sunday of February as the prayer day was begun in […]


Is an ethic of non-violence Catholic?

For years Catholics have been beset by conflict when it comes to matters of war and peace. On one hand, we have a long-standing just war tradition — dating from St. Augustine in the late 4th and early 5th centuries A.D., developed by St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, and further refined by the […]


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Reject inertia and reach out to the afflicted, pope says

VATICAN CITY—When it comes to helping the poor, the marginalized and refugees, Pope Francis urged Catholics not to mimic the “Mannequin Challenge” by just looking on, frozen and immobile. The video version of his prayer intention for February begins with a street scene of people doing a “Mannequin Challenge,” the viral internet craze in which […]


Bishops say refugee ban raises deep concerns over religious freedom

WASHINGTON—The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Jan. 31 expressed solidarity with the Muslim community and expressed deep concern over religious freedom issues they said President Donald Trump’s refugee ban raises. Trump’s executive memorandum of Jan. 27 “has generated fear and untold anxiety among refugees, immigrants and others throughout the faith community in the United […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate