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Help your children navigate the challenges to their faith

Dear Parents of 2015, I feel for you. I don’t think parenting has ever been easy — and I feel personally responsible for helping my own parents take several years off their time in purgatory — but in the past few months I’ve been especially sympathetic to the difficult topics the world has been throwing […]

Clean of Heart advocate honored

COLUMBIA—Cathy Hood-Pittenger’s tireless work for the homeless in the Midlands garnered high accolades recently. She was named a Community Builder by WIS-TV and Mungo Homes, and was featured on a WIS news broadcast Aug. 28. Hood-Pittenger serves as client advocate at Clean of Heart, a Catholic Charities program that provides laundry services for homeless men […]

Sister Kathy takes on role to educate church laity

CHARLESTON—Church personnel, just by the nature of their jobs, are often expected to know the answers to all manner of questions regarding the faith. They are queried about the sacraments, the Liturgy, the readings and more. It is a level of knowledge that requires continual education. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone hopes to provide that education […]

The eternal flame

A distinguishing feature of any Catholic church is its tabernacle. Meaning “dwelling place” in Hebrew, the tabernacle may be made of diverse elements and found in different parts of a church, but always features a prominent light nearby. In the Old Testament, the tabernacle was first edified by the Israelites in the desert. After being […]

Life Chains link prayerful protesters across state

October is Respect Life month. Out of the many events designed to call awareness to a culture of life is the annual Life Chain. They will be held on Oct. 4 in most cities unless otherwise noted. Find one near you: AIKEN—118 Bypass (Rudy Mason Hwy.) at 183 Old Wagener Road, 2:50- 4 p.m.; Rhonda […]

Bishop hopes people will hear that Pope Francis is calling for moral responsibility

CHARLESTON—Ever since Pope Francis arrived in the United States, his words and actions have been splashed across every possible media outlet, bringing applause from some and angry disagreement from others. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the reaction is due in large part to the politics of the issues, which is a mistake. The words of […]

DHEC cites abortion clinics for violations, suspends two

COLUMBIA—The future of two of South Carolina’s three abortion clinics is uncertain after state health officials suspended their licenses on Sept. 11. Clinics in Columbia and Greenville were cited by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control with violations of state law and given until Sept. 28 to make required improvements or face […]

BE’s oldest alum tells tales from the early years

CHARLESTON—At 101 years old, Mary Agnes McGorty Pattillo is the oldest living graduate of Bishop England High School. One year older than her alma mater, Mrs. Pattillo is scheduled to be a guest of honor at the upcoming Mass to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary. She is hopeful she can attend, but is still recovering […]

United under one roof: Bishop Guglielmone blesses the new diocesan pastoral center

CHARLESTON—The week of Sept. 13 was truly an historic occasion for the Diocese of Charleston as Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone brought all its members together to participate in the blessing of the new pastoral center. Employees, religious brothers and sisters, priests, deacons and community members were included in the week-long grand opening celebration complete with […]

Bishop welcomes neighbors to pray in new chapel

CHARLESTON—Alphonso Brown wondered for two years why construction noises kept waking him up in the early mornings in his home along Orange Grove Road. On Sept. 16, he found his answer. Brown joined other neighborhood residents for an ecumenical prayer service and open house to celebrate the opening of the Diocese of Charleston’s new pastoral […]

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    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
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate