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Speaker credits education at St. Martin de Porres for societal impact

COLUMBIA—Henrie Monteith Treadwell made history 50 years ago when she became one of three black students to integrate into the University of South Carolina. Breaking racial barriers took courage, determination and discipline, all of which she learned in her eight years as a student at St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia. “I was able […]


Christ the Divine Teacher changes from parish to campus ministry

CHARLESTON—Christ the Divine Teacher parish, located on The Citadel campus, has officially changed in status to a campus ministry. The change was made effective June 1 by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone after consultation with the pastor, Father Dennis Willey, and the Presbyteral Council. The campus as a territory has been incorporated into that of Sacred […]


Father Daniel Carboy dies at 73

TIMONIUM, MD.—Redemptorist Father Daniel John Carboy, former pastor of St. Anne in Sumter, S.C., died on Aug. 22 at St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris. He was 73. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 26 at Sacred Heart Church in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Burial was in Edgewater Cemetery in Edgewater, Fla. […]


Pope says church should face wayward members like a merciful mother

By Francis X. Rocca | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said the church should approach its members with the face of a patient, merciful and understanding mother, who always forgives her erring children and never ceases to pray that they resume the path of Christian living. The pope made his remarks Sept. 18 […]


New immigration office a blessing to community

MOUNT PLEASANT—Immigration is a key social issue for Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. He has written letters, delivered homilies and spoken to legislators on the topic. Emily Guerrero, immigration services supervisor for the diocese, said the bishop and Catholic Charities are staunch supporters of the program and are helping it move forward. Recently, Bishop Guglielmone joined […]


Protecting children allows no complacency

The diocese of Charleston passed the 2012-13 audit of its Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said they received notification Sept. 3 from StoneBridge Business Partners, which conducted the audit on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. “We are constantly striving to make sure our […]


Divine Saviour celebrates 75 years of family

YORK—More than 300 people packed the pews to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Divine Saviour Church recently. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass in the small brick building and, during his homily, praised the parish as an important source of Catholic witness in York. “This parish offers a way to reach out to people and […]


Father “Chuck” Snopek, priest and poet, dies at 83

CASTLE HAYNE—Father Charles “Chuck” J. Snopek, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston and avid writer of poetry, died Sept. 8 in Castle Hayne, N.C. He was 83. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 13 in Precious Blood of Christ Church on Pawleys Island. Interment was in the church columbarium. He was […]


The tale behind symbol of light when Pope Benedict visited ground zero

By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI visited ground zero in 2008, he knelt alone and prayed inside the cement-walled crater where the World Trade Center once stood. As a sign of bringing light and hope to the dark memory of 9/11, the pope lit a large beeswax candle […]


Praying for peace in Syria, pope calls selfishness the cause of war

By Francis X. RoccaCatholic News ServiceVATICAN CITY (CNS) — Leading a crowd in prayer for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said that war is ultimately caused by selfishness, which can be overcome only though expressions of fraternity and never with violence. “Leave behind the self-interest that hardens your heart, overcome the indifference that makes your […]


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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
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