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Make a sacrifice of the ugly cry

A few weeks ago I was on staff at a Catholic summer camp, attended by teens from all over the diocese. They arrived not knowing each other and left as total BFFs, swearing to keep in touch, hold annual reunions and be in each other’s weddings. Something about sleeping on bunk beds and swatting mosquitos […]


Our Lady of the Rosary ushers in a new era at groundbreaking

GREENVILLE—A wooden cross on a hill marks the spot where members of Our Lady of the Rosary Church attended Mass in an old white house during the 1950s. On July 5, hundreds of people gathered in the shadow of that cross to break ground for a new church building that represents the future of the […]


Bishop brings Catholic Charities under Church umbrella

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced that “Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston, Inc.” will no longer operate as an independent corporation, and instead will function under the umbrella of the diocese. The move comes in response to the Affordable Care Act, which does not recognize Catholic Charities as a church organization and would thus […]


Video of Planned Parenthood doctor prompts calls for investigation

SAN FRANCISCO—A video released July 14 appears to show a top Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of parts of aborted babies for research, including discussing ways the abortion procedure can be altered to preserve specifically requested body parts. The nearly nine-minute edited video — filmed undercover and produced by the Center for Medical Progress […]


Maronites are drawn by the ancient language of Jesus

GREER—During a Sunday morning Mass at St. Rafka Maronite Mission, the words of the consecration wash over the congregation in a stream of musical, haunting syllables that are often riveting even to those who don’t understand them. The mission’s pastor, Benedictine Father Bartholomew Leon, is chanting in Aramaic, the ancient language that was used by […]


The liturgical inspiration

Catholics are often asked why we commemorate saints at Mass. Some see it as a distraction from focus on the Lord that risks elevating commemoration to outright worship. The Mass is the action of Christ Himself. It’s visible in whose “memory” believers gather, but commemoration of the saints can help those who worship tap into […]


Appointments made for seven priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made seven appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Effective July 1: Father James N. Dubrouillet was appointed administrator of Holy Cross Church in Pickens and St. Luke Mission in Easley. Father Mark S. Good was appointed vicar for vocations in addition to his duties as administrator at St. […]


Mayor Riley: Building interracial bridges

CHARLESTON—Joseph P. Riley entered politics to be a bridge builder, and he has been doing just that for 40 years. In 1975 when Riley was first elected mayor, Charleston was a very different place. One of the biggest issues was the high crime rate on the downtown peninsular that was driving people out in droves. […]


Confederate flag replaced by hopes for healing

COLUMBIA—The Confederate flag no longer flies on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, and people of faith pray this brings an era of racial healing to the state. Members of the S.C. House of Representatives followed the example of the state Senate and voted to remove the banner in the early morning hours of […]


Thousands watch as banner slides into history

COLUMBIA—In less than a minute, the Confederate flag was gone. Without a sound, the small square of red, white and blue cloth slid down through the bright humid air and into the hands of a state law enforcement honor guard. Fifty years of fighting over its presence on the Statehouse grounds was over. Thousands of […]


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