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Engaged Encounter now available in Spanish

SIMPSONVILLE – Language shouldn’t be a barrier for couples trying to figure out if they are ready for the lifetime commitment of a loving and sacramental marriage. That’s why, St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville started offering Catholic Engaged Encounter sessions in Spanish. Organizers said it is the only community in the Southeast currently doing […]


Priestly appointments: Fathers Smith, MacNeil, Munoz, Refosco, Guzman and Pearce

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father Christopher Smith, in addition to his duties as administrator of Prince of Peace Church and School in Taylors, was appointed administrator of Blessed Trinity Church in Greer, effective May 1. Father Paul D. MacNeil, administrator of St. Peter […]


Sister Guadalupe Stump, social justice advocate, dies at 86

  HARDEEVILLE—Sister Guadalupe Stump, a Sister of Mercy of Americas, an outspoken advocate for social justice and co-founder of Mercy Ministries in Hardeeville, died April 20. She was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held May 1 at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton. She was born in Kewanee, Ill., on April 20, […]


Adrian Dominican Sister Ursula Ording dies at 78

ADRIAN, MICH.—Sister Ursula Ording, formerly Sister James Peter Ording, died on April 15 at McCloud Medical Center in Florence, S.C. She was 78 and in the 60th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. A Communion service was held at St. Catherine Chapel and interment was in the congregation cemetery on April […]


Bishop blesses site for new Cardinal Newman campus

COLUMBIA—Members of the Cardinal Newman School community took part in a simple but moving ceremony April 19 to celebrate their latest step on the road to a new campus. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone prayed with about 150 people, including faculty, staff, clergy, donors and others involved in Catholic education in Columbia, at the 50-acre site […]


Bishops say health, retirement reforms should not contribute to poverty

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Farewell to Father Paul Williams as he begins new chapter

Franciscan Father Paul Williams believes that St. Joseph has played a special role in his priesthood. As a child, he attended a parish and school named after St. Joseph. He was ordained in a church named after the saint. And, after 26 years of service in South Carolina, on April 15 he started his new […]


Bon Secours St. Francis hospital ranked in nation’s top 100

CHARLESTON—If you’re looking for a hospital ranked in the top 100 in the nation, then you don’t need to look any further than our own state of South Carolina. Bon Secours St. Francis hospital, one of three Roper St. Francis facilities in the Charleston area, was listed in the top 100 by two different entities: […]


Black ‘family reunion’ emphasizes unity among all Catholics

GREENVILLE—Black Catholics are united not only by heritage and history, but also through the sacraments. That was the key lesson ValLimar Jansen and other speakers shared with more than 300 people from around the state who attended the annual Black Catholics’ Heritage Celebration in Greenville April 5-6. The theme was “Family Reunion 2013,” and discussions […]


Bishop’s Calendar

The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for May. May 1—10 a.m., Mass for Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Greenville; noon, LARCUM luncheon, Greenville; 7 p.m., Confirmation at Prince of Peace Church, Taylors May 2—7 p.m., Confirmation at St. Joseph Church, Anderson May 3—7 p.m., Dedication of new church […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    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