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New facility unites youth and seniors at Christ Our King

MOUNT PLEASANT–The Beach House, a new building at Christ Our King Church in Mount Pleasant, is a place where youth and seniors can come together to share fun, knowledge and fellowship. The $2.2 million house officially opened after the noon Mass on April 14. Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson blessed the building, youth and adult […]


Rosemary Baker, mother of Bishop Robert J. Baker, dies at 96

TIFFIN, OHIO—Rosemary K. Baker of Fostoria died April 8 in Tiffin. She was 96. She was a retired nurse and homemaker, and mother of Bishop Robert J. Baker of the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala., and formerly the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. The Mass of Resurrection was held April 11 at St. Wendelin Church in Fostoria. […]


Missionary catechist, Florence Kaster, dies at 91

KINGSTREE—Florence Kaster died April 3, 2013, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. She was 91. The funeral Mass was held April 6 at St. Ann Church with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Kaster was born March 29, 1922, in Titusville, Penn., a daughter of the late Adam and Florence Waschek Kaster. She attended school in […]


SC religious leaders encourage support of Medicaid expansion

CHARLESTON–Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone is joining other bishops and religious leaders to urge  lawmakers and Catholic voters to support an expansion of Medicaid that will help more of the nation’s poorest receive health care. In a recent letter, Bishop Guglielmone supported a proposed expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act that will extend coverage […]


Do you have a clue? Archives seeks painting of St. Finbar Cathedral

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Archives is looking for a painting and needs your help. For over a year, Archivist Brian Fahey has been searching for a missing painting of the interior of St. Finbar, the diocese’s first cathedral. The painting is dated 1835 and was done by John Blake White. It is titled […]


Being Christian means acting, loving like Christ, pope says at audience

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Christian isn’t a person who simply follows some commandments, but is a person who tries to think like Christ, “act like him, love like him,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience. More than 30,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for […]


Christians can’t lead ‘double life,’ pope says in homily

By Francis X. Rocca | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A “double life” that honors both worldly values and the teachings of Jesus is not an option for Christians, even when obedience to God leads to persecution, Pope Francis said in a morning homily April 11. The pope spoke at Mass in the chapel […]


Bishops remind Congress that poor must be first in budget priorities

By Dennis Sadowski | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The needs of poor and vulnerable Americans must remain at the top of the country’s spending priorities as Congress debates the federal budget in the coming weeks, the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees said. Holding firm to earlier stances, Bishop Stephen E. […]


Ringing the bells in Wairiki

SUMMERVILLE—For years the bells of Holy Cross parish in Wairiki, Taveuni, Fiji, have been silent. The once magnificent 1800s church building had fallen into disrepair due to lack of funding, and some people feared the old supporting timbers were weak from age. So as a precaution, the bells were not used.Thanks to the help of […]


Retreat is a weekend of prayer and listening

WHITE OAK­­—A dozen women spent Palm Sunday weekend trying to figure out what God has in mind for their lives.The Women’s Discernment Retreat, held March 22-24 at White Oak Conference Center, offered opportunities for prayer, worship, individual and silent reflection. The event was sponsored by the Office for Vocations and is part of an escalated […]


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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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