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Priestly appointments: Fathers Smith, MacNeil, Munoz, Refosco, Guzman and Pearce

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father Christopher Smith, in addition to his duties as administrator of Prince of Peace Church and School in Taylors, was appointed administrator of Blessed Trinity Church in Greer, effective May 1. Father Paul D. MacNeil, administrator of St. Peter […]


Sister Guadalupe Stump, social justice advocate, dies at 86

  HARDEEVILLE—Sister Guadalupe Stump, a Sister of Mercy of Americas, an outspoken advocate for social justice and co-founder of Mercy Ministries in Hardeeville, died April 20. She was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held May 1 at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton. She was born in Kewanee, Ill., on April 20, […]


Adrian Dominican Sister Ursula Ording dies at 78

ADRIAN, MICH.—Sister Ursula Ording, formerly Sister James Peter Ording, died on April 15 at McCloud Medical Center in Florence, S.C. She was 78 and in the 60th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. A Communion service was held at St. Catherine Chapel and interment was in the congregation cemetery on April […]


Bishop blesses site for new Cardinal Newman campus

COLUMBIA—Members of the Cardinal Newman School community took part in a simple but moving ceremony April 19 to celebrate their latest step on the road to a new campus. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone prayed with about 150 people, including faculty, staff, clergy, donors and others involved in Catholic education in Columbia, at the 50-acre site […]


Bishops say health, retirement reforms should not contribute to poverty

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Farewell to Father Paul Williams as he begins new chapter

Franciscan Father Paul Williams believes that St. Joseph has played a special role in his priesthood. As a child, he attended a parish and school named after St. Joseph. He was ordained in a church named after the saint. And, after 26 years of service in South Carolina, on April 15 he started his new […]


Bon Secours St. Francis hospital ranked in nation’s top 100

CHARLESTON—If you’re looking for a hospital ranked in the top 100 in the nation, then you don’t need to look any further than our own state of South Carolina. Bon Secours St. Francis hospital, one of three Roper St. Francis facilities in the Charleston area, was listed in the top 100 by two different entities: […]


Black ‘family reunion’ emphasizes unity among all Catholics

GREENVILLE—Black Catholics are united not only by heritage and history, but also through the sacraments. That was the key lesson ValLimar Jansen and other speakers shared with more than 300 people from around the state who attended the annual Black Catholics’ Heritage Celebration in Greenville April 5-6. The theme was “Family Reunion 2013,” and discussions […]


Bishop’s Calendar

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for May. May 1—10 a.m., Mass for Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Greenville; noon, LARCUM luncheon, Greenville; 7 p.m., Confirmation at Prince of Peace Church, Taylors May 2—7 p.m., Confirmation at St. Joseph Church, Anderson May 3—7 p.m., Dedication of new church […]


Lydia Doyle hired as new diocesan planning director

CHARLESTON—Meet the new director of Research and Planning for the Diocese of Charleston — Lydia Doyle. The Atlanta native fills a position that has been vacant for almost three years, since Lisa Rawlins Durst resigned in August 2010. Doyle said she spent her first week on the job familiarizing herself with the diocesan plan for […]


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    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
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 3 Vietnamese Marian Pilgrimage
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Aug 4 E-Team Retreat Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    African American and Native American Youth Minister Retreat in Bethesda, MD
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 510:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Aiken)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    10:00 am Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    2:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 6 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Aug 77:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 82:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    7:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 97:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 107:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 11All Day Teacher In-Service DOC
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    Aug 1210:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry