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St. Joseph is a model for men

FORT MILL—Becoming a better Catholic man involves a simple change of direction away from sin and the secular world and toward Christ. Hundreds heard that message at the second annual South Carolina Catholic Men’s Conference held March 7 at St. Philip Neri Church in Fort Mill. The event was sponsored by the South Carolina State […]


Bishop’s Calendar

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for April: April 2—Holy Thursday, diocesan offices close at noon April 3—Good Friday, diocesan offices closed; 8:40 a.m., Good Friday Prayer Vigil, Charleston Women’s Medical Center; 3 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Spirit Church, Johns Island April 4—8:30 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass, Ca­thedral of St. […]


Sister Rosie puts the humor in healthcare

CHARLESTON—As the applause rose up and out in a warm rush for Sister Rosemary Render, she smiled and raised both hands, like a beloved star waving off accolades. Sister Rosie, as she’s affectionately called, certainly is beloved, as was demonstrated at a surprise gather­ing of volunteers and staff at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital to […]


Friendship program tackles bullying before it starts

Students at Our Lady of the Rosary are learning to recognize and address bullying before it becomes a problem. The school is in its second year using the Palmetto Pals Value of Friendship Program, which is designed to give students the power to stop bullying before it starts. Marianne Tully, principal, said it has been […]


Literacy program expands horizons

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Community outreach is an important service that members of Precious Blood of Christ Church women’s club perform. One of the efforts initiated by Sue Cross and Suzanne Harris is to serve as volunteers at an adult literacy program. “We started in June with 14 tutors,” Cross said at a Pee Dee Deanery meeting of […]


Lent has started. The ashes have been given out, you’ve gone without meat on Friday and have already decided what you’ll be giving up. But do you still need some help getting into the full spiritual meaning of the season? Check out two nationally known Catholic speakers giving special Lenten programs:
Nationally known speakers offer Lenten inspiration

Lent has started. The ashes have been given out, you’ve gone without meat on Friday and have already decided what you’ll be giving up. But do you still need some help getting into the full spiritual meaning of the season? Check out two nationally known Catholic speakers giving special Lenten programs: Jeff Cavins will speak […]


Couples celebrate marriage at both ends of spectrum

COLUMBIA—Marriage is still brand new for Irene and Howard Chambers of Charleston, who tied the knot in late October in Baltimore. Paul and Rita Thiel of Irmo, meanwhile, first said their vows 64 years ago in Wisconsin. The two couples, balanced at different ends of the marriage journey, joined hundreds of others who renewed their […]


Choosing to change their lives

By signing the Book of the Elect and bowing their heads for blessings, hundreds of people continued their conversion at Rite of Election ceremonies held on the first weekend of Lent. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the rite for the Piedmont deanery Feb. 20 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Spartanburg; the Midlands deanery […]



Deanery realignment turns 5 into 7

The deaneries, geographical parish groupings, in the Diocese of Charleston are getting an overhaul. After careful consideration and planning, the original five deaneries have been adjusted to create seven, with the two additions being carved into the Aiken and Rock Hill areas. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, who recently approved the proposal as recommended by the […]


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