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The Haitian Project launches ambitious schools project in Haiti

SENECA—A former diocesan deacon who once served three parishes in the Greenville Deanery is leading an ambitious effort that, if successful, would significantly expand educational opportunities in Haiti. Deacon Patrick Moynihan, president of The Haitian Project, has launched a 20-year campaign to open a tuition-free Catholic secondary school in each of Haiti’s 10 dioceses. Deacon […]


Pope Francis visits youth on tour of Baltic nations

VILNIUS, Lithuania—Meeting young Lithuanians in Vilnius, Pope Francis said he wanted a relaxed conversation, like they were sitting in a pub drinking “a beer or a gira,” a slightly alcoholic beverage made from fermented rye bread. Yet the stories two young adults shared with him Sept. 22 and his responses to their concerns were not […]


And for whom shall we pray?

When we sisters gather, it can be a trifle startling to hear what individual sisters raise up in moments of spontaneous prayer. One now deceased sister at my community’s motherhouse prayed each year for “a gentle and penetrating rain,” as she called it, in planting season. Another sister has regularly offered a petition “for those […]


State right-to-life groups gather for first-ever conference

SIMPSONVILLE—Pro-life activists from across the state gathered Sept. 8 for what some viewed as a long-overdue opportunity to share what their ministries are currently doing to protect the unborn, and what needs to be done going forward. Around 50 people heard presentations, testimonials and prayers from a dozen pro-life organizations at the inaugural South Carolina […]


Diocesan Missionary Team continues to help young adults walk with Christ

CHARLESTON—The Diocesan Missionary Team recently began its third year helping young adults encounter and recognize Christ in their daily lives. The program is part of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and a committee selects new members yearly through a detailed interview process. “The purpose of the team is to get a group […]


Encuentro opens with procession, papal message, prayers

GRAPEVINE, Texas—A video message from Pope Francis and a procession of Encuentro crosses representing all of the participating episcopal regions were the highlights during the first day of the National Fifth Encuentro gathering taking place Sept. 20-23. With hearts full of excitement and joy, about 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders cheered as they welcomed representatives for […]


Pope at Mass: ‘Take the road of mercy to God’s heart’

Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass on Friday morning, reflecting on the importance of not forgetting one’s own sins and remembering that the Lord chose us to be Christians. The pope told Christians that the memory of their origins and of their sins must accompany them throughout their lives. Speaking to those gathered at the Casa Santa Marta […]


At 101, Jean Boggs advises ‘pray more, worry less’

MOUNT PLEASANT—A sign on the wall of her room at Sweetgrass Village sums up Jean Boggs’ attitude toward life: “Pray more, worry less!” That perspective — joy mixed with a strong, unwavering faith in God — has helped her thrive for 101 years. Mrs. Boggs celebrated her 101st birthday on July 9 surrounded by family […]


Diocese to hold special collection for victims of Hurricane Florence

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston will make it easy for people to help the victims of Hurricane Florence by taking up special collections during upcoming Masses. In a recent memo to pastors, Msgr. Richard D. Harris, vicar general, announced the special collection authorized by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and encouraged them to be held as soon […]


Church releases plans for third-party abuse reporting system

WASHINGTON—Pledging to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops. It also instructed the U.S. bishops’ canonical affairs committee to […]


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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate