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School choice rally
School choice rally supports parents’ options

COLUMBIA—Thousands packed the Township Auditorium to support the right of parents to pick the best type of education for their child. Organizers estimated that more than 2,500 people turned out for the annual School Choice Rally on Jan. 25, includ­ing students, parents, teachers and principals from most of the 34 Catho­lic schools in the diocese. […]

St. Paul the Apostle holds Homeless Awareness Night

SENECA—St. Paul the Apostle Church youth ministry held Homeless Awareness Night recently. Over 40 teens, 10 college students and 12 adults braved the cold and created cardboard shelters to raise awareness for local homeless people and all those in need. Teens also brought canned goods to donate to Our Daily Rest homeless shelter. Justin Dery is […]

Knight and daughter cook for police and firefighters

SIMPSONVILLE—Charles Sutter and his daughter, Clarissa, who is a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, spent Christmas Eve cooking and feeding over 80 members of local police and fire departments who worked the holidays. The food was donated by Knights of Columbus Council 10819.

Scouts grow closer to God while earning emblems

COLUMBIA—Scouts from around the Diocese of Charleston were honored for months of work and dedication at the annual Catholic Scout Convocation held Feb. 5 at St. Joseph Church in Columbia. The event recognizes those who earned religious emblems during the previous year. Each emblem requires Scouts to learn more about the Church and their relationship […]

Catholic Schools Week: It’s all about faith, academics and fun

Every year, Catholic Schools Week provides an oppor­tunity for schools in the diocese to open their doors and hearts, and show off what makes them so special. Almost all of the schools hold open houses, from the just-opened St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Myrtle Beach to St. Peter in Columbia, which was founded in 1852 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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