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Rev. Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by most Americans

MONTREAT, N.C.—The Rev. Billy Graham, a fiery Baptist preacher who was easily the most famous evangelist of the 20th century and for decades one of the world figures most admired by Americans, died early Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99. He had suffered from […]

Pope reassures foster kids, says some adults are too fragile

VATICAN CITY—When people are unable to love or accept a child with problems or illness, many times it’s because they are too weak themselves to be able to bear someone else’s vulnerabilities, Pope Francis told a group of children and young people who are wards of the state. “If I have a giant rock, I […]

Bishop announces new appointments for priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone announced new appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. For the Priest Retirement Committee, Bishop Guglielmone has appointed Msgr. Edward D. Lofton as representing priests 60 years of age and older, and Father Roger J. Morgan as representing priests 50 years of age and younger. Also, the bishop has assigned […]

Pope says Paul VI will be declared a saint this year

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis told pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year. The pope’s announcement came at the end of a question-and-answer session with the priests Feb. 15; the Vatican released the text of the exchange three days later. Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, papal vicar for Rome, had […]

Black Catholic Congress opens hearts to concerns of youth

GREENVILLE—More than 150 Catholics from parishes across the Palmetto State gathered at Furman University to celebrate the gifts that African Americans bring to the church, and to join in pastoral planning for the evangelization of black Catholics. The Diocese of Charleston’s Black Catholic Congress was held at Furman University’s Younts Con­ference Center. The event kicked […]

Father Bernard Campbell takes a Golden Jubilee tour

CLEMSON—Paulist Father Bernard J. Campbell is marking his golden jubi­lee as an ordained priest with what he likes to call his “victory lap.” The New York native officially celebrates his 50th year in the priest­hood on April 27, but in the lead-up to that special day, the soon-to-be 76-year-old is visiting the commu­nities he once […]

U.S. bishops declare national call-in day to save DACA

WASHINGTON—After the Senate failed Feb. 15 to garner the 60 votes needed to move a bill forward to protect the “Dreamers,” officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a “National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers” Feb. 26. “We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a […]

Communities celebrate success during Catholic Schools Week

Each year, National Catholic Schools Week celebrates the diverse contribution of the 6,300 Catholic schools across the United States. Schools in the Diocese of Charleston, in particular, have much of which to be proud. Bucking national trends, instead of closing or consolidating parish schools, the diocese honors the uniqueness of each one and finds innovative […]

To make an impact, give and spread the message of Christ

St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” You don’t have to be St. Mother Teresa, or any saint, to make ripples. You just have to take up the cross of the new evangelization and carry the message […]

Survivor of Rwanda genocide finds will to forgive

DANIEL ISLAND—Immaculée Ilibagiza’s life was torn apart by one of the bloodiest campaigns of terror of the late 20th century. But through the power of faith and prayer, she was able to find the strength to forgive. A survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide that left most of her family and nearly one million others […]

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Feb 22 DUE: Re-enrollment, Financial Aid Applications Progress Reports Emailed
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Interim Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Mid-Quarter 3
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm Art Expo
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
7:00 pm Beaufort: Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 23 E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in M.B.
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Noon Dismissal- PD
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
DOCY BB Tourny
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
Hoops/Jump Rope for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
5:00 pm Fish Fry
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
7:00 pm Aiken: Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 24 Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville