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U.S. bishops call for permanent protection for young migrants

WASHINGTON—The chair of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the Trump administration to “ensure permanent protection” for youth who were brought to the U.S. as minors without legal documentation. Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chair of the Committee on Migration Committee, reiterated the bishops’ support for the Deferred […]


Pope’s visit to Cartagena to highlight inequality in Latin America

LIMA, Peru—When Pope Francis visits Colombia in September, he will take his message of mercy and reconciliation to Cartagena, a city that still bears scars of its painful history as a slave port. And he will walk the streets where another Jesuit, St. Peter Claver, put that message into practice four centuries ago. Canonized in […]


Three diocesan trips to Rome offer a chance to encounter the worldwide Church

CHARLESTON—Three trips in 2019 will offer people a chance to encounter the worldwide Church. Lexie Segrest, associate director of young adult ministry for the diocese, will lead a trip to World Youth Day in Panama City, Panama, from Jan. 19-28, 2019. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will then lead two trips to Rome and other locations […]


Kids in a time of climate change — what’s a Catholic to do?

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child. She wanted a big family, but he’s a philosopher who studies climate change with the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. One child of their own was all the world could environmentally afford, they decided. In his college classes, Rieder asks his students to consider […]


Summer program offers safe setting to discuss the issues

PAWLEYS ISLAND—You might think it would be hard to get more than a few teenagers together in one place week after week during the height of summer. A new summer program at Precious Blood of Christ Church on Pawleys Island is making it look easy. Men of Virtue/Women of Grace, for middle and high school […]


Immigration services receives a $20,000 grant

The Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services received a grant that will help them meet the needs of immigrants across the state. The funding was awarded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In June, the foundation announced that 10 organizations would receive Immigrant Families Initiative grants as part of National Immigrant Heritage […]


Pro-life group welcomes ruling to let U.S. doctor examine baby

NEW YORK—The national director of Priests for Life in New York welcomed a London court’s decision allowing a U.S. doctor to go to England to examine a 10-month-old terminally ill British infant at the center of a medical and ethical debate. The baby, Charlie Gard, was born with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which causes progressive […]


Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia speaks on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Q: What message in “Amoris Laetitia” gives you the most joy and hope for the future of the Church? Archbishop Paglia: The clear message of “Amoris Laetitia” is that the Church itself must be a family. We need a new way of living in our Christian communities: they must be less anonymous and more like […]


Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

VATICAN CITY—Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican said in a recent document. Because bread and wine for the Eucharist are no longer supplied just by religious communities, but “are also sold in supermarkets […]


Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others. In a new apostolic letter, the pope approved new norms allowing for candidates to be considered for sainthood because of the heroic way they freely risked their lives and died prematurely […]


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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 3 Vietnamese Marian Pilgrimage
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Aug 4 E-Team Retreat Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    African American and Native American Youth Minister Retreat in Bethesda, MD
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 510:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Aiken)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    10:00 am Doctrina Social #1
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    2:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 6 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Aug 77:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 82:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    7:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 97:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 107:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 11All Day Teacher In-Service DOC
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    Aug 1210:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry