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2017

Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

WASHINGTON—The chairmen of two bishops’ committees expressed disappointment Feb. 1 over President Donald Trump’s decision to retain a 2014 executive order by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, that bans federal discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity against federal employees and workers for federal government contractors. Trump’s action is “troubling and […]


Religious education leaders receive recognition for service

CHARLESTON—The diocesan office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation honored some of its longtime members during a Celebration of Parish Catechetical leaders held at the Diocese of Charleston’s Pastoral Center on Jan. 18. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass for the group at the Holy Family Chapel, then attended a luncheon at the Pastoral Center, where […]


Pope Francis: Live in joyful expectation of embracing God

VATICAN CITY—Christian hope isn’t about believing in something that may or may not come true, like hoping tomorrow’s weather will be pleasant, Pope Francis said. “Christian hope is the expectation of something that already has been fulfilled and that certainly will be attained for each one of us,” that is, knowing Christ died and is […]


Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Gorsuch is a man the country needs, Trump said in announcing his nominee the evening of Jan. 31. He added that his pick for the high […]


Putting down roots

MOUNT PLEASANT—Members of St. Clare of Assisi parish on Daniel Island took another step forward on Jan. 10. Installing signs at their building site are Bill Stevens, Tom Richards and Father Gregory West, pastor. The parish expects to break ground in 2019.


Caleb Borick advances to nationals in piano competition

CHARLESTON — Caleb Borick, 14, will travel to Baltimore, Md., in March to compete in the 2017 MTNA National Competition. Caleb, the son of Carl and Susan Borick, earned this opportunity after winning the Southern Division of the MTNA Piano Competition Junior Per­formance. A homeschooled freshman, Caleb has been studying piano for nine years and […]


Awards are ‘a great reminder of the call to serve’

CHARLESTON—On a January day that felt like spring, eight South Carolin­ians were honored for being living witnesses to their faith. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone bestowed papal honors from Pope Francis at a vespers service held Jan. 15 in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Family members and friends of the honorees, many of whom […]


USCCB leaders stand in defense of all faiths in response to executive order on refugees

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, issued a joint statement regarding the recent executive order on the new refugee policy announced by President Donald Trump this past Friday. President Trump’s executive order suspends the […]


National march, events around country honor unborn

WASHINGTON—Prayer vigils, special Masses and rallies were held to mark the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. For people in the Diocese of Charleston who attended the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., it was an expression of hope in the future; a feeling that abortion can be turned around, […]


‘Life is winning in America,’ vice president tells March for Life rally

WASHINGTON—Vice President Mike Pence told pro-life advocates from across the U.S. Jan. 27 that “life is winning in America, and today is a celebration of that progress.” Pence addressed the March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, making him the highest government official to address the annual event in person. As a member […]


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    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