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In Vespers, a bishop is remembered for his humanity

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz celebrated the Solemn Vespers service for the late Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Dec. 3. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone gave the opening remarks and Father Dennis Willey, pastor of Sacred Heart Church who was ordained by Bishop Thompson, delivered a homily. Here is […]


Pope says Our Lady of Guadalupe embraces all people

Vatican Information Service VATICAN CITY–Tomorrow is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of all America and therefore, in his greetings in Spanish during today’s general audience, the pope addressed all brothers and sisters from the Continent, considering the Virgin of Tepeyac. “When Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego, her face was that […]


Bishop Thompson's funeral Mass
Bishop David B. Thompson: Well done, my good and faithful servant

CHARLESTON—The Most. Reverend David B. Thompson, retired bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, was laid to rest on Dec. 4 among a large crowd of friends and family. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and concelebrated by […]


St. Vincent de Paul strives to help poor

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded by Blessed Frederic Ozanam as the “Conference of Charity” and given a very simple mission: assist the poor. The name was quickly changed to honor the group’s patron saint, but the purpose has remained the same for 180 years. Greg Flach, acting president of the Diocesan […]


Bishop’s Calendar

  The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for December: Dec. 5—8:30 a.m., Mass for food basket, Bishop England High School, Daniel IslandDec. 8—6 p.m., Mass, Immaculate Conception Church, Goose CreekDec. 9—Feast of the Immaculate Conception; 6 p.m., New sanctuary dedication, St. Paul the Apostle Church, SpartanburgDec. 12—10:30 a.m., Priest personnel board meeting, CharlestonDec. […]


Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson dies at 90

CHARLESTON—Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson, who served the Diocese of Charleston from 1990-1999, died Nov. 24. He was 90. The Solemn Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal with Final Commendation will follow. Solemn Vespers […]


Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson dies at 90

CHARLESTON—Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson, who served the Diocese of Charleston from 1990-1999, died Nov. 24. He was 90. The Solemn Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal with Final Commendation will follow. Solemn Vespers […]


People and events

COASTAL Holiday fashion showCHARLESTON—The SCCCW Coastal Deanery will host a holiday fashion show and lunch Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church hall, 5 St. Teresa Drive. Cost: $10. Tickets: Beverly Buford, (843) 743-5550 or Maria Stephens, (843) 437-8731. Bishops BoutiqueCHARLESTON—Shop ’til you drop at the Bishops Boutique on Dec. […]


Women religious meet to discuss ministry share support

MYRTLE BEACH–Ten years ago, many women religious in South Carolina felt like islands in the stream, separated by distance as they carried on their daily work. The Sisters of Charity Foundation hoped to change that when they started the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative in 2003. A three-day celebration Nov. 22-24 in Myrtle Beach was a […]


Bishop asks SC faithful to participate in Vatican survey

CHARLESTON—Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston will have the opportunity to participate in the Vatican survey on Church teaching of marriage and family life.Pope Francis called for a Synod of Bishops on the family in October 2014 called “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” To prepare, the Vatican requested that […]


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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 10 High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    7:00 pm Junta de Vicaria (Charleston)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil