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Women religious meet to discuss ministry share support

MYRTLE BEACH–Ten years ago, many women religious in South Carolina felt like islands in the stream, separated by distance as they carried on their daily work. The Sisters of Charity Foundation hoped to change that when they started the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative in 2003. A three-day celebration Nov. 22-24 in Myrtle Beach was a […]


Bishop asks SC faithful to participate in Vatican survey

CHARLESTON—Catholics in the Diocese of Charleston will have the opportunity to participate in the Vatican survey on Church teaching of marriage and family life.Pope Francis called for a Synod of Bishops on the family in October 2014 called “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” To prepare, the Vatican requested that […]


LARCUM bishops discuss education

By Jessica Connor Courtesy of S.C. United Methodist Advocate COLUMBIA—Some of South Carolina’s religious leaders joined Nov. 18 to tackle significant education issues facing children in this state. Bishops from the Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist denominations gathered at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Columbia to hear Gov. Dick Riley, former U.S. Secretary […]


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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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    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
    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