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Adoptive parents see God’s hand at work

The adoption process has been described as tumultuous, but those who successfully navigated the terrain to become parents said the emotional upheaval is worth it in the end. Donna Pierce and her husband Deacon Robert Pierce have four adopted children, and Mrs. Pierce said she looks at all the trials associated with adoption as labor […]


Adults have to step in when special needs children are bullied

Bullying is hard for any child to deal with but it can be a major concern for those with special needs. Often bullies will single out any kid who is “different” for some reason, and students dealing with physical disabilities, speech or hearing difficulties, autism, or other conditions can be easy targets. However, there are […]


Cyberbullying requires more vigilance than ever

When Sara first discovered Ask.fm, she thought it was a great social website. She posted poems, song lyrics and observations and asked other anonymous users to comment, hoping for positive feedback. But soon she drew the attention of someone intent on bullying her, for whatever reason, and the hateful comments began. At one point, the […]


Caritas Philippines leader calls typhoon devastation ‘unimaginable’

By Simone Orendain | Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines —The devastation brought on by Super Typhoon Haiyan is on a scale so big it is “unimaginable,” said Jesuit Father Edwin Gariguez, head of Caritas in the Philippines. “This is beyond our capacity,” Father Gariguez told Catholic News Service by phone from Cebu province Nov. 13. […]


New vocations website launched

The Office of Vocations for the Diocese of Charleston launched a new website late last month. Father Jeffrey Kirby, vicar of vocations, said it was a six-month endeavor and the office worked with Solutio, a Catholic web design company. “The new site reflects current trends,” he said. “As social media continues to become the mall […]


Bishop makes appointments for five priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made five appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father Dennis B. Willey, vicar forane, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Charleston and chaplain at The Citadel, was appointed as dean of Coastal Deanery effective Sept. 1. Father Gary S. Linsky, vicar forane, pastor of St. Peter Church in […]


People and events

Coastal Pauline Books and Media CenterCHARLESTON—The annual Baby Jesus Birthday Party will be held Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pauline Books and Media Center, 243 King St. Includes music, activities, and pictures with Baby Jesus. On Dec. 8, Amy Welborn will autograph her books from 1-4 p.m. Details: Pauline Books […]


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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 […]


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Feb 22 DUE: Re-enrollment, Financial Aid Applications Progress Reports Emailed
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Interim Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Mid-Quarter 3
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm Art Expo
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
7:00 pm Beaufort: Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 23 E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in M.B.
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Noon Dismissal- PD
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
DOCY BB Tourny
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
Hoops/Jump Rope for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
5:00 pm Fish Fry
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
7:00 pm Aiken: Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 24 Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville