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Sister Sharon Culhane dies at 76

ADRIAN, MICH.—Sister Sharon Culhane, formerly Sister Thomas Clare Culhane, died on July 11 at the Dominican Life Center. She was 76 and in the 57th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. The Mass of Christian Burial was held July 20 in St. Catherine Chapel and burial was in the congregation cemetery. […]



Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

WASHINGTON—The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level. The Boy Scouts’ decision does not affect decisions about leaders made by local troops […]


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 […]


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