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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 […]


Bishop brings Catholic Charities under Church umbrella

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced that “Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston, Inc.” will no longer operate as an independent corporation, and instead will function under the umbrella of the diocese. The move comes in response to the Affordable Care Act, which does not recognize Catholic Charities as a church organization and would thus […]


Video of Planned Parenthood doctor prompts calls for investigation

SAN FRANCISCO—A video released July 14 appears to show a top Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of parts of aborted babies for research, including discussing ways the abortion procedure can be altered to preserve specifically requested body parts. The nearly nine-minute edited video — filmed undercover and produced by the Center for Medical Progress […]


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    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