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Funerals for slain church members call on God’s amazing grace

CHARLESTON—People spoke so many beautiful words about the nine men and women killed in the recent church shooting that they could flow all the way to God’s door, like a river of peace. Several members of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church have been laid to rest in recent days, each one bringing hundreds, and […]

Unconditional love is better path to peace, Atlanta archbishop preaches

CHARLOTTE—Last week’s shooting at a historic church in Charleston, S.C., was still weighing on the hearts of the region’s Catholic bishops as they gathered in Charlotte, N.C., June 22-23 for a previously scheduled meeting. Seven of the bishops of the Atlanta Province – which encompasses the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the dioceses of Charleston, S.C., […]

Bishop Guglielmone responds to US Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone released this statement in response to the US Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage: “Our Catholic faith upholds the dignity of every human person, including persons with same-sex attraction. At the same time, the Church sustains that marriage is a sacrament instituted by God, not by man or by institution, and […]

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

WASHINGTON—In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. “The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy for the 5-4 majority. “This is true for all persons, whatever their […]

Thousands gather at Statehouse to pay respects to Sen. Clementa Pinckney

COLUMBIA—The crowd that poured onto the Capitol grounds to mourn Sen. Clementa Pinckney on June 24 was a tribute not just to him, but to each of the victims shot at Emanuel AME Church last week. Thousands of mourners stood together for hours on a brutally hot day, waiting patiently for the chance to pay […]

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Catholics sing at Emanuel AME Church

CHARLESTON—A group of Catholics gathered outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston to pray the rosary on Sunday, June 21, for the nine people who were shot and killed there. They also prayed for everyone affected by the massacre. The group concludes their prayer with song.

Photos: South Carolinians unite in prayer after Charleston shooting

Wednesday, June 24 Above, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, at left, helps Barbara Thompson, from Manning, SC, while she struggled in the heat during the nearly 2 1/2 hour wait in line to view Senator Clementa C. Pinckney inside the state capital building. Sen. Pinckney was one of nine people shot and killed at Emanuel AME […]

Prayers offered for victims and their families

CHARLESTON—Participants in a prayer circle at Neighborhood House held hands under a blazing sun Friday and called for God to bring us peace, help us heal and love one another. “Everyone needs to be a messenger of love to all people, with no age or race barriers,” said Pastor Kay Colleton with the Manna Life […]

Bishop Guglielmone offers prayers after church shooting in Charleston

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston released the following statement today regarding the June 17 shooting of nine people at Emanuel AME Church. “I am deeply saddened by the mass murder that occurred at Emanuel AME Church. The inside of any church is a sanctuary. When a person enters, he or she […]

Parishes work to build intercultural bridges

South Carolina is rapidly becoming a more diverse place to live, and nowhere is that more evident than at the parish level. Statewide, the Hispanic population has been growing for more than 20 years. Recently, many churches have also seen an increase in other populations including Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos and immigrants from Africa and the […]

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