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A savior has been born

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, “The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit; … and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” These words of the beautiful Angelus prayer came to pass with the birth of the Son of God in a stable located in […]


School notes

St. Anthony helps Philippines, earns scholarship award GREENVILLE—The student art club at St. Anthony of Padua sold their handcrafted star ornaments to help raise money for the relief effort in the Philippines. The children created more than 100 stars, raising $400 to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, which struck the island nation in early […]


Priest Appointment:Taylors

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston announced the following appointment on Dec. 6: Father Agustin Torm was appointed as parochial vicar at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors, effective Dec. 9


People and events

Father Kendall publishes book about coal ash landfill controversy WALTERBORO—Father Jeffrey Kendall recently announced that he has published his first book, “New Heavens, New Earth: Colleton County South Carolina’s Debate About SCE&G’s Coal Ash Landfill.” According to a press release, the book is about the South Carolina Electric and Gas decision in 2011 to place […]


In Vespers, a bishop is remembered for his humanity

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz celebrated the Solemn Vespers service for the late Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Dec. 3. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone gave the opening remarks and Father Dennis Willey, pastor of Sacred Heart Church who was ordained by Bishop Thompson, delivered a homily. Here is […]


Pope says Our Lady of Guadalupe embraces all people

Vatican Information Service VATICAN CITY–Tomorrow is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of all America and therefore, in his greetings in Spanish during today’s general audience, the pope addressed all brothers and sisters from the Continent, considering the Virgin of Tepeyac. “When Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego, her face was that […]


Bishop Thompson's funeral Mass
Bishop David B. Thompson: Well done, my good and faithful servant

CHARLESTON—The Most. Reverend David B. Thompson, retired bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, was laid to rest on Dec. 4 among a large crowd of friends and family. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and concelebrated by […]


St. Vincent de Paul strives to help poor

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded by Blessed Frederic Ozanam as the “Conference of Charity” and given a very simple mission: assist the poor. The name was quickly changed to honor the group’s patron saint, but the purpose has remained the same for 180 years. Greg Flach, acting president of the Diocesan […]


Bishop’s Calendar

  The following is Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone’s calendar for December: Dec. 5—8:30 a.m., Mass for food basket, Bishop England High School, Daniel IslandDec. 8—6 p.m., Mass, Immaculate Conception Church, Goose CreekDec. 9—Feast of the Immaculate Conception; 6 p.m., New sanctuary dedication, St. Paul the Apostle Church, SpartanburgDec. 12—10:30 a.m., Priest personnel board meeting, CharlestonDec. […]


Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson dies at 90

CHARLESTON—Bishop Emeritus David B. Thompson, who served the Diocese of Charleston from 1990-1999, died Nov. 24. He was 90. The Solemn Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal with Final Commendation will follow. Solemn Vespers […]


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  • Diocesan Events Calendar
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    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