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Bishops elect new leaders, approve liturgical texts, discuss relief aid

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE—The U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore elected new leaders, discussed taking a second collection in their dioceses for typhoon relief in the Philippines, reviewed efforts to defend traditional marriage and religious liberty, and approved development of a statement on the dangers of pornography. They also passed a […]


Couples struggle to carry cross of infertility

Infertility is a heart-breaking experience for couples who want to have a child. Those who have tried unsuccessfully for years describe it as a loss, just like a death in the family, which they have to grieve and come to terms with. Trying to have a baby also engenders a lot of soul searching for […]


Fifty years later, Father Stenson still wants ‘to do some good’

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Fifty years of priesthood has taken Father Patrick Stenson from an island in New Guinea where residents exchanged pigs as wedding gifts to military bases overseas. For 14 years, his role as administrator at Precious Blood of Christ Church on Pawleys Island has been a chance to share the faith and offer food and […]


Put God in the driver’s seat, speaker says at charismatic conference

COLUMBIA—People of faith can accomplish great things if they are willing to put God at the very center of their lives. Father Joseph Romanoski issued that challenge to participants at the annual South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference Oct. 25-27 at Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia. Father Romanoski, administrator at Blessed Sacrament Church […]


John Hawkins throws cancer out

FOUNTAIN INN—Being a champion has nothing to do with never falling, it has to do with how well you get up after the fall. John Hawkins, 18, is one of those champions. His story of triumphant recovery recently earned him The Inspiration award, presented by the National Guard. He was nominated by a national organization […]


Holy Cross and Holy Trinity get a new look and new life

Big renovation projects are changing the look of two parishes at opposite ends of the state. Holy Cross Church in Pickens is beginning work that will change its entire look and create what members hope will be a more welcoming and sacred atmosphere. Holy Trinity Church in Orangeburg, meanwhile, is completing renovations to the parish […]


Standing up for life on roads may give motorists cause for prayer

Shelley Lindell braved the heat in Aiken on Oct. 6 to stand along a road holding a sign that read “Adoption: The loving option.” She joined hundreds of people across the diocese in the national Life Chain, traditionally held on the first Sunday of October. Participants of all faiths bear witness along busy thoroughfares for […]


Remembering St. Francis’ love for all creatures

Father Edward Fitzgerald, pastor of St. Michael Church in Murrells Inlet, blesses a young parishioner’s dog Oct. 4 on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. A wide range of species were brought to the church including hermit crabs. Read more about Catholics like you by subscribing to The Catholic Miscellany


Scouting camporee builds faith and friendship

SALUDA—The pinewood derby cars may be made of Legos these days, but there’s still nothing like a good old Scouting camporee to combine faith and fun. About 600 youth and adults from Boy and Girl Scout programs spent their Oct. 4-6 weekend at rustic Camp Barstow in Saluda County practicing their archery, a BB-gun shoot, […]


chapel and conference center drawing
Diocese breaks ground for new chancery building

CHARLESTON—With the push of a shovel, about 130 participants witnessed the historical groundbreaking for the new diocesan pastoral center, which will include a chancery, chapel and conference center. Situated on five acres of marsh front property draped in grand old Oaks, the upcoming pastoral center will consolidate diocesan departments under one roof for the first […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil