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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 27

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Our Mother of Fair Love receives our hearts to teach them genuine love of God and neighbor. Her love is the key to open the hearts of those who have been hurt. Mary lovingly nourishes the soil of the emotional […]


Pope Francis grants plenary indulgence for Fatima centennial

For the Jubilee Year of Fatima, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity — the removal of the temporal punishment due for sins — for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, which runs to Nov. 26. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 26

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. Mary’s obedient “yes” to the angel to respond to God’s call is not only an extraordinary event in all human history, but it is also an invitation for all of us to explore our own histories and to write them […]


Pope: God is no warlord claiming victory with enemies’ blood

VATICAN CITY—If it seems hard to find God in this world, it is because he chooses to be with the defeated and dejected and in places where most people are loath to go, Pope Francis said. “God does not like to be loved the way a warlord would like, dragging his people to victory, debasing […]


Why was ‘Yahweh’ dropped?

Q: Why has the Catholic Church dropped “Yahweh” from its hymns, such as in “You Are Near”? (Garden City, SC) A: Yes, I think we were all a little caught off guard in 2008 when the Vatican issued the instruction asking that “Yahweh” be removed from hymns and songs. We had all gotten used to […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 25

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. The Lumen Gentium reads “Predestined from eternity by that decree of divine providence, which determined the incarnation of the Word to be the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin was on this earth the virgin Mother of the Redeemer, and […]


Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

MANILA, Philippines—Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi May 23. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the entire Muslim-majority region of Mindanao late May 23, but ucanews.com reported that many, including church leaders, […]


Blessed are the homeless

One of the most interesting and even amusing contacts I’ve had with a homeless person took place at Penn Station in New York City a few years back. I was there way ahead of time for a 6 a.m. train to Savannah and decided that breakfast sounded like a good idea. On the concourse were […]


Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.” The atmosphere at the beginning was formal and a bit stiff. However, the mood lightened when Pope Francis […]


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Month of Mary Daily Devotion: May 24

This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary. In Mary, the model of the Christian life, we contemplate the glory God promises to those who respond to His call. As St. Bernard writes “Following her, you will never lose your way; imploring her, you will never know despair; […]


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    May 2811:00 am Confirmation - Our Lady of Grace - Lancaster - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
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    May 29All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday (No school)
    From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    All Day NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Memorial Day (No school)
    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
    All Day Memorial Day Holiday
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    All Day Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    All Day Memorial Day, School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    All Day Memorial Day- School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
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    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    All Day Memorial Day, No School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
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    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    All Day Memorial Day- No School
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    All Day No School- Memorial Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston