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Sandwiches for homeless changing lives of recipients, parishioners alike

WASHINGTON—While driving to work with his son, Eric Von Gay Sr. noticed a homeless man walk out of his tent to look for food in the grass. That’s when Eric Gay Jr. got the idea to “keep what Father Bill started.” His idea about helping the less fortunate was in response to a luncheon Father […]

St. Catherine of Siena hosts free vaccine clinic

LANCASTER—A healthier future is in the cards for 248 lucky cats and dogs whose owners brought them to a free vaccination clinic offered July 8 at St. Catherine of Siena Church. The clinic was part of an effort to have more pets in the area vaccinated after a distemper outbreak struck dogs at the Lancaster […]

Pope leads prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

VATICAN CITY—Human trafficking is “brutal, savage and criminal,” Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people see it as a sad, but normal fact of life. “I want to call everyone to make a commitment to seeing that this perverse plague, a modern form of slavery, is effectively countered,” the pope said July 30, […]

Catholic governor nominated for religious freedom ambassador post

WASHINGTON—Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback got emotional about international religious freedom in a news conference livestreamed July 27 from his home state. “At noon today, I went and did something that is simple and done by millions of Americans every day,” Brownback said. “But other people in different parts of the world, they risk their lives […]

British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

MANCHESTER, England—Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced. Connie Yates, the baby’s mother, issued a brief statement saying: “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.” Charlie, who would […]

Black Catholic Congress lists pastoral priorities

ORLANDO, Fla.— The 12th National Black Catholic Congress concluded July 9 with delegates from around the country affirming pride in their identity and faith and a new commitment to evangelization, particularly to the marginalized and suffering. Thirty-two men and women from the Diocese of Charleston were among the 2,000 delegates who attended the event in […]

Diocesan convocation attendees ready to take action

The 21 people who represented the Diocese of Charleston at a historic gathering of Catholic leaders have returned with new energy and ideas for sharing the Gospel in South Carolina. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and a group of deacons, diocesan staff, parish and lay leaders, and others attended “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of […]

Bishops: After repeal fails, task remains to reform health care

WASHINGTON—After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a “skinny” repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act in the early hours of July 28, a U.S. bishop said the “task of reforming the health care system still remains.” The nation’s system under the Affordable Care Act “is not financially sustainable” […]

Chief Norris honored at St. Kateri fête

GREENVILLE­—This year’s feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha was both a celebration and a remembrance for parishioners and guests at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. The July 15 Mass honoring the patroness of the environment was held for the first time in the magnificent new church. A year ago, the new building was still […]

Groups call for legal paths to migration in face of latest tragedy

VATICAN CITY—Stopping criminal networks of human traffickers will require the creation of “safe, legal and responsible migration pathways” so that vulnerable migrants and refugees do not feel forced to turn to smugglers to reach their destinations, said a group of Catholic organizations. Catholic humanitarian groups, religious orders and coalitions of women religious who have a […]

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