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Deadline to take mission advancement survey is June 25

People in the pews are called to take an active role in planning the future priorities for the Church in South Carolina as the Diocese of Charleston prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone encourages the state’s Catholics to take a survey about what they consider the most important aspects of […]


There’s nothing humdrum about Ordinary Time

Summer is the season of green. The hue is everywhere — on trees, shrubs, flowering plants. You might also notice that it is the color of the vestments priests wear at Mass. There is a specific reason for this, not just a seasonal fashion choice. Green vestments are worn because these months are part of […]


Holiness means being open to God, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Being a saint doesn’t require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad, Pope Francis said. Christians should live with the “hope of becoming saints” and with the desire that “work, even in sickness and suffering, even in difficulties, is open to God,” the […]


US Bishops promote awareness on World Refugee Day

WASHINGTON—The annual observance of World Refugee Day June 20 “provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the global refugee situation and the success of resettled refugees,” an official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a June 19 statement. “World Refugee Day is a day where we highlight the achievements of refugees. Refugees […]


‘Young at Art’, Dohr still paints and teaches, with gratitude

SALEM—Paul Dohr believes life is a precious gift from God. He shows his thanks by reflecting the constant beauty of that gift back to the world when he puts paintbrush to canvas. At nearly 90 years old, Dohr has been an artist for more than 70 years. He first started studying art in Wisconsin at […]


Pope tells parents to help youth see blessings of adulthood

ROME—Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome. The belief that youthfulness is a model of success “is one of the most dangerous, unwitting menaces in the education of our […]


Barbara Cole retires from St. John Neumann School

COLUMBIA—Large colorful paper flowers decked the walls of the gym at St. John Neumann School on June 1. Scattered around the room were images of ladybugs — lots and lots of ladybugs. All of this color and fun surrounded a large banner on one wall that stated “We will miss you Mrs. Cole, thank you […]


Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, call to unity, pope says

ROME—The Eucharist is a tangible reminder of God’s love, and receiving Communion is a call to work to build the body of Christ by loving others and shunning all that sows division within a community, Pope Francis said. The Eucharist should “heal our ambition to lord it over others, to greedily hoard things for ourselves, […]


Bishops’ voices called ‘vital’ to fight for religious liberty

INDIANAPOLIS—The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee. The 132-53 vote came on the second day of the bishops’ spring assembly in Indianapolis. There were five abstentions. A simple majority was required for approval. The bishops’ action came less than a week before the […]


Bishop Guglielmone makes new priests’ assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several assignments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father William S. Hearne, administrator of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Seneca and St. Francis Mission in Walhalla, was appointed pastor, effective June 1. Father H. Gregory West, in addition to his duties as pastor of St. Clare of […]


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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 10 High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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    7:00 pm Junta de Vicaria (Charleston)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil