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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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Bishops elect new leaders, approve liturgical texts, discuss relief aid

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE—The U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore elected new leaders, discussed taking a second collection in their dioceses for typhoon relief in the Philippines, reviewed efforts to defend traditional marriage and religious liberty, and approved development of a statement on the dangers of pornography. They also passed a […]


Couples struggle to carry cross of infertility

Infertility is a heart-breaking experience for couples who want to have a child. Those who have tried unsuccessfully for years describe it as a loss, just like a death in the family, which they have to grieve and come to terms with. Trying to have a baby also engenders a lot of soul searching for […]


Fifty years later, Father Stenson still wants ‘to do some good’

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Fifty years of priesthood has taken Father Patrick Stenson from an island in New Guinea where residents exchanged pigs as wedding gifts to military bases overseas. For 14 years, his role as administrator at Precious Blood of Christ Church on Pawleys Island has been a chance to share the faith and offer food and […]


Put God in the driver’s seat, speaker says at charismatic conference

COLUMBIA—People of faith can accomplish great things if they are willing to put God at the very center of their lives. Father Joseph Romanoski issued that challenge to participants at the annual South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference Oct. 25-27 at Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia. Father Romanoski, administrator at Blessed Sacrament Church […]


John Hawkins throws cancer out

FOUNTAIN INN—Being a champion has nothing to do with never falling, it has to do with how well you get up after the fall. John Hawkins, 18, is one of those champions. His story of triumphant recovery recently earned him The Inspiration award, presented by the National Guard. He was nominated by a national organization […]


Holy Cross and Holy Trinity get a new look and new life

Big renovation projects are changing the look of two parishes at opposite ends of the state. Holy Cross Church in Pickens is beginning work that will change its entire look and create what members hope will be a more welcoming and sacred atmosphere. Holy Trinity Church in Orangeburg, meanwhile, is completing renovations to the parish […]


Standing up for life on roads may give motorists cause for prayer

Shelley Lindell braved the heat in Aiken on Oct. 6 to stand along a road holding a sign that read “Adoption: The loving option.” She joined hundreds of people across the diocese in the national Life Chain, traditionally held on the first Sunday of October. Participants of all faiths bear witness along busy thoroughfares for […]


Remembering St. Francis’ love for all creatures

Father Edward Fitzgerald, pastor of St. Michael Church in Murrells Inlet, blesses a young parishioner’s dog Oct. 4 on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. A wide range of species were brought to the church including hermit crabs. Read more about Catholics like you by subscribing to The Catholic Miscellany


Scouting camporee builds faith and friendship

SALUDA—The pinewood derby cars may be made of Legos these days, but there’s still nothing like a good old Scouting camporee to combine faith and fun. About 600 youth and adults from Boy and Girl Scout programs spent their Oct. 4-6 weekend at rustic Camp Barstow in Saluda County practicing their archery, a BB-gun shoot, […]


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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