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Indian church joins relief efforts as floods wreak havoc in Kerala

COCHIN, India—The Catholic Church has joined relief efforts as unprecedented floods and landslides continue to wreak havoc in India’s Kerala state, killing 75 people within a week. Ucanews.com reported that all 41 Catholic dioceses in the southern state have opened schools and other institutions to accommodate flood victims and are cooperating to send food, clothes […]


Grand jury report details rape of children, culture of secrecy that fanned it

WASHINGTON—The report begins dramatically, imploring its readers: “We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this.” Plain and simple, at least 1,000 children identified in the investigation were raped in Catholic places of worship, in schools, and in diocesan owned vehicles, and were “groomed” through diocesan programs and retreats so they could […]


On Assumption feast, pope asks consolation for all who suffer

VATICAN CITY—Mary’s assumption into heaven was a special sign of God’s favor, but it also indicates God’s desire to save all people, body and soul, Pope Francis said. Reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption Aug. 15, Pope Francis also asked the crowd in St. Peter’s Square to join him in praying […]


The history of the Assumption — and why it’s a Holy Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday — and the mystery behind it — has its roots in the earliest centuries of […]


Fight scandal through Gospel witness, pope tells young people

ROME—Members of the Catholic Church sin and give scandal, it’s true, Pope Francis said, but it is up to each Catholic to live the faith as authentically as possible and witness to the world the love of Jesus. “The best way to respond is with witness,” the pope said Aug. 11 in response to a […]


Retirement can bring holy repurposing

A number of parishes around our state are heavily weighted with retirees. We really cannot do without them. They often make up the work force of volunteers and leaders of devotional and service groups. Outreach centers, Catholic schools, St. Vincent de Paul Societies, the Council of Catholic Women, the Knights of Columbus, and the Ancient […]


Immigration discernment

Q. I’m very confused over the immigration debate. It seems that some church leaders are upset with our national policies but I don’t understand why. Could you explain this?  (Hilton Head, SC) A. The questions surrounding immigration are heartfelt since they deal with real people and real families. With this as our starting point, I’d like […]


What’s driving the growth of Catholic churches in the Bible Belt?

CHARLESTON, S.C.—In the thick of the Bible Belt, the famously evangelical Protestant region in the southeastern United States, some Catholic Masses are filling to standing-room only. Meanwhile, many Baptist, Methodist and Lutheran churches are struggling to keep enough people in the pews to justify opening their doors. It has widely been reported that the U.S. […]


Archbishop Gregory: Weary of ‘cloud of shame’ shrouding church leaders

ATLANTA—Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory issued a print and video statement Aug. 9 on the website of The Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan newspaper, expressing his “profound anger, sadness and distress concerning sexual abuse by church leaders of children, young people and those over whom they exercised authority.” “My anger and disappointment, shared by Catholics and others, […]


Reaching out through literature

GREENWOOD—Marquetta Goodwine, Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, gave presentations on the coastal culture during book giveaways at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Weston Chapel AME Church on July 14. Goodwine saluted attendees for supporting literacy and interracial understanding. Youth from both churches helped with the event and almost 400 books were distributed […]


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    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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