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Pet blessings will be held to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, churches and schools across the diocese will hold animal blessings on or near his feast day, which is celebrated Oct. 4. Check out the listings below for a blessing near you. CHARLESTON—St. John, Blessed Sacrament, Summerville Catholic, Divine Redeemer, and Nativity schools will all participate in the […]


Time to heal, restore unity, evangelize, pope tells Catholics in China

VATICAN CITY—The recent Vatican-China agreement on the nomination of bishops seeks the true good of the church, the promotion of preaching the Gospel in China and the re-establishment of the church’s full and visible unity, Pope Francis said in a message to Catholics in China and worldwide. With the help and prayers of all Catholics, […]


Catholic schools promote kindness as antidote to bullying, anxiety

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In recent years, Catholic Charities school counselors have noticed an unsettling trend of more anxiety and less empathy among their young students. A variety of factors, including increased screen time and social media usage, more homework and extracurricular activities, along with less recess and unstructured free time, is leaving children “missing out on connection-with […]


Suffering rises along with water levels in Pee Dee, Horry County

CONWAY—Hurricane Florence may be gone, but the massive amount of rain it brought is still causing misery, destruction, unprededented flooding and impassable roads in the Carolinas. In South Carolina, Horry County and the Pee Dee region continue to deal with record-breaking river flooding. The storm has caused 42 deaths, with 31 in North Carolina, nine […]


Today is ‘hour of the laity,’ archbishop says at Encuentro

GRAPEVINE, Texas—Hispanic Catholic leaders are living an important moment in the history of the Catholic church in the U.S. and are called to rise and continue the work of building the church, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said Sept. 23. He made the comments during the closing Mass of the Fifth National Encuentro in […]


Rescheduled: Greenville Deanery SCCCW meeting moved to Sept. 30

GREENVILLE—The Greenville Deanery of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women has rescheduled their meeting — originally slated for Sept. 16 — to September 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 204 Douthit Street, Greenville. A lunch will be provided by the members of the St. Anthony of Padua Women’s […]



Sister Colleen Waterman to celebrate her 60th jubilee

ROCHESTER, MN.—Franciscan Sister Colleen Waterman will celebrate her 60th Diamond Jubilee with her religious community on Oct. 4. Sister Colleen spent 42 years in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., serving in outreach at Neighborhood House in Charleston and then Echo House in North Charleston. During those years, she was involved in religious and music ministry at […]


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 […]


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    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