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St. Clare of Assisi Parish to build on Bishop England campus

DANIEL ISLAND—After much searching, St. Clare of Assisi Parish announced that its future church will be built on the diocesan property of Bishop England High School campus. Father Gregory West, pastor, said they started looking at the BE campus after negotiations for another piece of property collapsed. That parcel — 15 acres at the I-526 […]


Eagle Scout project a refreshing addition at Neighborhood House

CHARLESTON—As anyone who walks outside knows, the city is a brutally hot place right now, with temperatures in the high 90s and a heat index of 105 or more. Neighborhood House Community Outreach has long been concerned about how people in its area cope with possible overheating and dehydration, especially those with no way to […]


Deacon Joseph Anonie, Marine veteran, dies at 73

CHARLESTON—Deacon Joseph Alfred Anonie, who served at Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek, died on July 19. He was 73. The Mass of Christian Burial was held July 24 at Immaculate Conception and burial was in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Deacon Anonie was born on Sept. 7, 1941, on Staten Island, N.Y., a son of William […]


Seven priests receive new appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made appointments for seven priests effective Aug. 1: Father Allam Marreddy is appointed pastor of St. Philip Benizi Church in Moncks Corner and Our Lady of Peace Mission in Bonneau, with sacramental responsibilities at MacDougall Correctional Institution. Father Michael Cassabon is appointed administrator of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in […]



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 […]


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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry