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Cyberbullying requires more vigilance than ever

When Sara first discovered, she thought it was a great social website. She posted poems, song lyrics and observations and asked other anonymous users to comment, hoping for positive feedback. But soon she drew the attention of someone intent on bullying her, for whatever reason, and the hateful comments began. At one point, the […]

Caritas Philippines leader calls typhoon devastation ‘unimaginable’

By Simone Orendain | Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines —The devastation brought on by Super Typhoon Haiyan is on a scale so big it is “unimaginable,” said Jesuit Father Edwin Gariguez, head of Caritas in the Philippines. “This is beyond our capacity,” Father Gariguez told Catholic News Service by phone from Cebu province Nov. 13. […]

New vocations website launched

The Office of Vocations for the Diocese of Charleston launched a new website late last month. Father Jeffrey Kirby, vicar of vocations, said it was a six-month endeavor and the office worked with Solutio, a Catholic web design company. “The new site reflects current trends,” he said. “As social media continues to become the mall […]

Bishop makes appointments for five priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made five appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father Dennis B. Willey, vicar forane, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Charleston and chaplain at The Citadel, was appointed as dean of Coastal Deanery effective Sept. 1. Father Gary S. Linsky, vicar forane, pastor of St. Peter Church in […]

People and events

Coastal Pauline Books and Media CenterCHARLESTON—The annual Baby Jesus Birthday Party will be held Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pauline Books and Media Center, 243 King St. Includes music, activities, and pictures with Baby Jesus. On Dec. 8, Amy Welborn will autograph her books from 1-4 p.m. Details: Pauline Books […]

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Bishops elect new leaders, approve liturgical texts, discuss relief aid

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE—The U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore elected new leaders, discussed taking a second collection in their dioceses for typhoon relief in the Philippines, reviewed efforts to defend traditional marriage and religious liberty, and approved development of a statement on the dangers of pornography. They also passed a […]

Couples struggle to carry cross of infertility

Infertility is a heart-breaking experience for couples who want to have a child. Those who have tried unsuccessfully for years describe it as a loss, just like a death in the family, which they have to grieve and come to terms with. Trying to have a baby also engenders a lot of soul searching for […]

Fifty years later, Father Stenson still wants ‘to do some good’

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Fifty years of priesthood has taken Father Patrick Stenson from an island in New Guinea where residents exchanged pigs as wedding gifts to military bases overseas. For 14 years, his role as administrator at Precious Blood of Christ Church on Pawleys Island has been a chance to share the faith and offer food and […]

Put God in the driver’s seat, speaker says at charismatic conference

COLUMBIA—People of faith can accomplish great things if they are willing to put God at the very center of their lives. Father Joseph Romanoski issued that challenge to participants at the annual South Carolina Catholic Charismatic Conference Oct. 25-27 at Our Lady of the Hills Church in Columbia. Father Romanoski, administrator at Blessed Sacrament Church […]

John Hawkins throws cancer out

FOUNTAIN INN—Being a champion has nothing to do with never falling, it has to do with how well you get up after the fall. John Hawkins, 18, is one of those champions. His story of triumphant recovery recently earned him The Inspiration award, presented by the National Guard. He was nominated by a national organization […]

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