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Respect Life Month opens the door to involvement

Catholics have observed October as Respect Life Month. It is a time to pray and meditate on the sanctity of life, and a great opportunity to address the wide spectrum of pro-life issues. Produced by Juanita Bustamante


USCCB, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

WASHINGTON—The nation has experienced “yet another night filled with unspeakable terror,” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. In Las Vegas, a gunman identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, was perched in […]


In Puebla, Mexico, where churches don’t stand, people still pray

PUEBLA, Mexico—The legend goes that there are 365 churches in San Pedro Cholula, one for every day of the year. However, in the aftermath of the Sept. 19 earthquake, nearly every colorful and picturesque church is fractured and security perimeters make sure congregants cannot access them. Residents fear more might still tumble. “Don’t climb there, […]


Congress urged to pass bill allowing houses of worship to receive FEMA aid after disasters

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers in Washington were urged to approve a bill introduced in Congress to ensure the fair and equal treatment for houses of worship damaged in natural disasters “by enabling them to seek aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty and their Committee on Ecumenical and […]


A week after being hit by hurricane, Puerto Rico begs for help

WASHINGTON—More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much of the island remained without communication and in desperate need of humanitarian aid. News programs have been broadcasting about long lines of travelers, who have little food or water, and are desperate to get off the island at the San Juan airport to no […]


Catholic Charities USA, Knights rush aid to U.S. territory

WASHINGTON—Catholic Charities USA has sent $1 million in emergency aid to Caritas Puerto Rico, the Catholic Charities agency on the island, and the Knights of Columbus is including Puerto Rico in its expanded emergency relief outreach to areas hit hard by recent natural disasters. When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20, its […]


Mary sets the example at Respect Life Conference

COLUMBIA—It was only appropriate that the Diocese of Charles­ton’s 2017 Respect Life Conference be named for Mary, the mother of God. Commemorating the 100th anniver­sary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, “Mary: Patroness of the Vulnerable — Blessed Mother’s Wit­ness to Love and Life”, kicked off the 40 Days for Life campaign Sept. 16 at […]


Lutherans and Catholics cross bridges at prayer service

COLUMBIA—Catholics and Lutherans were conflicted for hundreds of years, but the two denominations have come closer together and developed strong relationships since the Second Vatican Council. This was evident at “From Conflict to Communion: Together in Hope,” a joint Lutheran-Catholic prayer service held Sept. 17 to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Members of […]


A new crop of candidates prepares to study for the diaconate

COLUMBIA—The future continues to be bright for the permanent diaconate program in the Diocese of Charles­ton as more men progress further in their studies. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated a Rite of Admission Mass at Our Lady of the Hills Church on Sept. 16, acknowledging milestones for many of those currently studying to become deacons. […]


‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share the Journey” campaign of Catholic charities around the world. Christians’ embrace of people fleeing war or poverty should be “a bit like the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil