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Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs who stand up to hatred

ROME—The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said. At Rome’s Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided […]


Bishop Guglielmone declares a diocesan Marian Year

Devotion to Mary will be the focus of a special statewide celebration beginning in May. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has officially declared a Marian Year for the Diocese of Charleston, beginning on May 14 and running through mid- December. The Marian Year is being celebrat­ed in conjunction with the centen­nial anniversary of the apparition of […]


Pro-life advocates hold prayer vigil to mark Good Friday

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone joined a Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Service on April 14, where he led scripture readings and reflections outside the Charleston Women’s Medical Center at 1312 Ashley River Road. Christians of all denominations participated in prayers outside the clinic, where approximately 2,000 abortions are performed each year, according to a press release […]


How to make Earth Day meaningful for each person

Earth Day will be celebrated worldwide on April 22 with a variety of events, from large festivals to community trash pick-ups. Here are some suggestions from Loyola Press to make the commemoration more meaningful on a personal level, not just on Earth Day, but every day: Give praise to our Creator. In the Nicene Creed, we […]


Divine Mercy Sunday is a tribute to the love and mercy of Christ

The visions of a Polish nun in the 1930s led to the devotion of the Divine Mercy, which will be celebrated worldwide on April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday. Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska saw the visions of Jesus beginning in 1931 while she was living in a convent in Cracow, Poland. The visions lasted for several […]


Schools in the diocese score high in accreditation review

Schools under the umbrella of the Diocese of Charleston’s Catholic Schools Office recently underwent an external review to determine if diocesan-wide accreditation would be renewed — and they passed with flying colors. The diocese first received accredi­tation in 2012 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after several years of intense plan­ning and hard […]


Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13. The date was announced April 20 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and […]


Georgetown University, Jesuits apologize for roles in sale of slaves

WASHINGTON—Georgetown University and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland province apologized April 18 for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit. More than 100 descendants attended a morning “Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope” that the university created in partnership with descendants, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society […]


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Priests celebrate renewal of vows at chrism Mass

CHARLESTON—Priests affirmed their commitment to the sacred beauty and the challenges of ministry at the annual Mass of the Oils held April 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The chrism Mass is held on the Tuesday of Holy Week in the Diocese of Charleston, although it is traditional to hold it on […]


Gathering at St. Gerard in Aiken explores race and peace

AIKEN—St. Gerard Catholic Church played host Saturday to several hours of discussion, prayer and presentations focusing on peace and race relations, with guest speakers including Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt and USC Aiken Academic Coordinator Tony Clyburn. The gathering, under the title of “What We Have Seen and Heard: A Reflection on Peace,” addressed such […]


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    Apr 269:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    7:00 pm Eclesiologia y Vaticano II #3
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Eclesiologia y Vaticano II #3
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Apr 27All Day Recyclable Project Show
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Progress Report #4
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Progress Reports
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    All Day 2:00pm Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    9:30 am Junior Ring and Scholarship Mass
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    5:30 pm PTO Meeting
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    6:00 pm FallWinter Sports Banquet
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    All Day Field Day/Jump Rope for Heart
    From the Calendar of Summerville Catholic School
    Apr 28All Day Progress Reports Sent Home
    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
    Jr. High Young Ladies Retreat
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    All Day Recyclable Project Show
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Field Day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    All Day Interims (22 Days)
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    All Day 4th Quarter Report
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day Progress Reports Emailed
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    All Day Progress Reports
    From the Calendar of Nativity Charleston
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville