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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 […]


It’s time to start living

By Valerie Soop I recently spoke at a discernment retreat for women in their 20s and 30s. My first word to the retreatants or anyone in the midst of discerning a major life choice is: RELAX. Seriously. It’s going to be OK. My peers regularly stress out as they seek answers to the questions: what […]


New facility unites youth and seniors at Christ Our King

MOUNT PLEASANT–The Beach House, a new building at Christ Our King Church in Mount Pleasant, is a place where youth and seniors can come together to share fun, knowledge and fellowship. The $2.2 million house officially opened after the noon Mass on April 14. Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson blessed the building, youth and adult […]


Rosemary Baker, mother of Bishop Robert J. Baker, dies at 96

TIFFIN, OHIO—Rosemary K. Baker of Fostoria died April 8 in Tiffin. She was 96. She was a retired nurse and homemaker, and mother of Bishop Robert J. Baker of the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala., and formerly the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. The Mass of Resurrection was held April 11 at St. Wendelin Church in Fostoria. […]


Missionary catechist, Florence Kaster, dies at 91

KINGSTREE—Florence Kaster died April 3, 2013, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. She was 91. The funeral Mass was held April 6 at St. Ann Church with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Kaster was born March 29, 1922, in Titusville, Penn., a daughter of the late Adam and Florence Waschek Kaster. She attended school in […]


SC religious leaders encourage support of Medicaid expansion

CHARLESTON–Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone is joining other bishops and religious leaders to urge  lawmakers and Catholic voters to support an expansion of Medicaid that will help more of the nation’s poorest receive health care. In a recent letter, Bishop Guglielmone supported a proposed expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act that will extend coverage […]


Do you have a clue? Archives seeks painting of St. Finbar Cathedral

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Archives is looking for a painting and needs your help. For over a year, Archivist Brian Fahey has been searching for a missing painting of the interior of St. Finbar, the diocese’s first cathedral. The painting is dated 1835 and was done by John Blake White. It is titled […]


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    Aug 175:30 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
    10:00 am Gr. 6-8 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to celebrate Mass - White Oak Conference Center for CORE Training
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office