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Archbishop Zimowski: Old age is the fulfillment of life

VATICAN CITY – The “International Day of Older Persons” is celebrated Oct. 1 and the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (for Health Pastoral Care) marked the event by publishing a message about “the value of the life of the elderly” from its president, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski. “This international day”, the prelate wrote, “constitutes an […]


Pope Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis
Pope Benedict challenges atheist, says he never hid abuse cases

  By Carol Glatz | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a letter to an atheist Italian mathematician, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended his own handling of allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by clergy and politely criticized the logician’s total reliance on scientific facts for meaning. “I never sought to conceal these […]


Take a pro-life stance with vigils, chains and rosaries

Many pro-life events will take place in South Carolina over the next few months. The 40 Days for Life fall campaign, a round-the-clock prayer vigil, will run Sept. 25 to Nov. 3 at the following locations:CHARLESTON—Women’s Medical Center, 1312 Ashley River Road. Contact: Sarah Allen or charleston40daysfor life@gmail.com. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will attend the […]


Speaker credits education at St. Martin de Porres for societal impact

COLUMBIA—Henrie Monteith Treadwell made history 50 years ago when she became one of three black students to integrate into the University of South Carolina. Breaking racial barriers took courage, determination and discipline, all of which she learned in her eight years as a student at St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia. “I was able […]


Christ the Divine Teacher changes from parish to campus ministry

CHARLESTON—Christ the Divine Teacher parish, located on The Citadel campus, has officially changed in status to a campus ministry. The change was made effective June 1 by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone after consultation with the pastor, Father Dennis Willey, and the Presbyteral Council. The campus as a territory has been incorporated into that of Sacred […]


Father Daniel Carboy dies at 73

TIMONIUM, MD.—Redemptorist Father Daniel John Carboy, former pastor of St. Anne in Sumter, S.C., died on Aug. 22 at St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris. He was 73. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 26 at Sacred Heart Church in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Burial was in Edgewater Cemetery in Edgewater, Fla. […]


Pope says church should face wayward members like a merciful mother

By Francis X. Rocca | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said the church should approach its members with the face of a patient, merciful and understanding mother, who always forgives her erring children and never ceases to pray that they resume the path of Christian living. The pope made his remarks Sept. 18 […]


New immigration office a blessing to community

MOUNT PLEASANT—Immigration is a key social issue for Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. He has written letters, delivered homilies and spoken to legislators on the topic. Emily Guerrero, immigration services supervisor for the diocese, said the bishop and Catholic Charities are staunch supporters of the program and are helping it move forward. Recently, Bishop Guglielmone joined […]


Protecting children allows no complacency

The diocese of Charleston passed the 2012-13 audit of its Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said they received notification Sept. 3 from StoneBridge Business Partners, which conducted the audit on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. “We are constantly striving to make sure our […]


Divine Saviour celebrates 75 years of family

YORK—More than 300 people packed the pews to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Divine Saviour Church recently. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass in the small brick building and, during his homily, praised the parish as an important source of Catholic witness in York. “This parish offers a way to reach out to people and […]


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    Aug 178:10 am Orientation: 9th and 10th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    11:30 am 1st Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    5:30 pm Family/Teacher Meeting
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    6:00 pm Back to School Night
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    6:30 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 18 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Get the Scoop
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Teacher work day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Teacher PD- M. Beach
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:10 am Orientation: 11th and 12th grades
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    9:00 am Meet your Teacher (Grades K5-8)
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am Parent meeting/workshop
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Ministry Moments at SHE Upstate Women's Show
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    12:00 pm Open House/Extra Curricular Fair
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    2:00 pm New Family Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 198:00 am Campus clean-up
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:00 am K3-K5 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil