COLUMBIA—The Diocese of Charleston’s Presbyteral Council, which helps the bishop govern, voted unanimously to maintain the diocesan ban on raffles. The decision came as a disappointment to parishes and schools that were hoping a recent change in South Carolina law would open the door for more fundraising opportunities. Recently, the General Assembly passed a referendum […]
BE: Masters of the green CHARLESTON—The golf team at Bishop England won its third consecutive Class AA state championship with a 16-stroke victory over Waccamaw at Charleston National Golf Club in Mount Pleasant. The Bishops’ Jamie Wilson also claimed the individual title. Cardinals clinch two spring titles COLUMBIA—It came down to a shoot-out, but the […]
The beautiful, ornate vestments worn by priests are one of the most visual elements of the Mass. Different colors and decorations, often embroidered in rich, glimmering fabrics add to the mystery of the Eucharist, remind us of the season we are in, and enhance our experience of the celebration. Vestments signify the role the priest […]
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify — not enslave. “Back in my day — the Stone Age — when a book was good, you read it; when the book was bad for you, you chucked it,” he told hundreds […]
GREENVILLE —St. Mary Church women’s club held their annual Spring Luncheon at the Embassy Suites recently, where they installed new officers, presented awards and enjoyed the gathering. Cecilia Stansberry, 16, a homeschooler who is entering Belmont Abby College in the fall, was chosen as the recipient of the club’s annual scholarship of $1,000. Also, Father […]
BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA—Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, OLM, general superior of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree on May 16 by Belmont Abbey College.
CHARLESTON— Elizabeth Hoffman, from St. Mary of the Annunciation, prays during the Mass of the Neophytes celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on May 24 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. People are encouraged to help new Catholics like Hoffman feel welcome in the Church year round.
Although the 50-day Easter season officially concludes with Pentecost, the legacy of the resurrection and the descent of the Holy Spirit manifests itself throughout the rest of the year in Catholic worship. Indeed, Easter and Pentecost may be called the foundation of all Catholic Liturgy. Though often dismissed as mere decoration to be overlooked, the […]
COLUMBIA—Sophie Gorrin, an English teacher at Cardinal Newman School, received the 2014-2015 Carolyn McLendon Excellence in Teaching Award. Each year, James Wilson (Class of ’73) and his wife Cathy make it possible for Cardinal Newman to present a $2,000 award to a member of the faculty: $1,000 is awarded to the faculty member for personal […]
GREENVILLE—South Carolina’s faithful have two new priests to show them the way of the Gospel. Father Richard Wilson and Father Roger Morgan were ordained by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone May 29 before hundreds who packed the pews at St. Mary Church in Greenville. Thirty-eight priests from the diocese attended the ceremony to support their new […]