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Father Moran believes ‘heart speaks to heart’

ROCK HILL—Four words led Oratorian Father James Moran to his life as a priest. As a young man, he studied the life and works of Blessed John Henry Newman, also known as Cardinal Newman, and could not shake his simple motto “Cor ad cor loquitur”, “Heart speaks to heart.” “That phrase of his really fit […]


Special needs scholarship thriving

The St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Fund started just five months ago and already it has provided assistance to 47 students at 15 schools in the diocese. Michael Acquilano, director of the South Carolina Catholic Conference, said they have received some very generous donations recently — the largest being $300,000 — that allows the organization to […]


Remembering Bishop Thompson

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated a memorial Mass for the late Bishop David B. Thompson on May 23 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Afterward, he blessed the tombstone of his predecessor. Bishop Thompson was ordained to the episcopacy on May 24, 1989, and led the Diocese of Charleston until 1999. He remained […]


People & events

COASTAL Father Headley 50th jubileeCHARLESTON—St. Patrick Church, 134 St. Philip St., will host a 50th jubilee celebration for Father William R. Headley, C.C.Sp., who served in the diocese from 1967-1970. St. Patrick was his first assignment after it merged with St. Peter Church in 1967. The celebration will take place June 20-22. He will also […]


New appointments for Fathers Papineau, Tria, Rodríguez

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father Daniel R. Papineau, administrator of St. Benedict Church in Mount Pleasant, was incardinated into the diocese, effective April 1. Father Noel Tria, administrator of St. Mark Church in Newberry, Holy Spirit Mission in Laurens and St. Boniface Parish in […]


Deacons Morgan and Wilson: ‘Bring hope and love’ to God’s people

COLUMBIA—Roger Morgan and Richard Wilson experienced a milestone moment in their lives when they were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on May 16. The ordinations were held before several hundred friends, family and well-wishers who packed St. Joseph Church. Twenty priests also attended. The transitional diaconate is the final step […]


Father Emmanuel Efiong’s humility and joy inspires a parish

PICKENS—For parishioners at Holy Cross Church, Father Emmanuel Efiong is more than a priest, he’s a member of the family. To show how much he means to them, one couple gave him an extraordinary gift to help honor his 25th jubilee —a pilgrimage to Rome. Father Emmanuel, as he is called, said he was blown […]


Paul Rosenblum is ordained to the permanent diaconate

CHARLESTON—Paul Rosenblum started on a journey of faith and love when he met his wife Cathy more than 30 years ago in Massachusetts. He was raised Jewish. She had been raised Buddhist in Korea and became a Catholic in the early 1960s. Her example of faith led him to convert to Catholicism and then to […]


SC Catholic Conference will make a legislative impact

Sometimes Catholics in the state feel like their voices go unheard on important legislative matters, but there is a way to change that. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone recently approved the creation of the South Carolina Catholic Conference and Michael Acquilano, director, said they are already making an impact. The conference is a public policy organization […]


Save-A-Smile helps people take a bite out of life

GREENVILLE—For most people, breaking into a smile when they’re happy is second nature. For Pepper Humphrey, it is a precious gift. The Taylors resident said she avoided smiling for years because she had bad teeth. “I wouldn’t talk that openly, I would sit there covering my mouth,” she recalled. Then, in 2011, her life changed […]


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    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