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Archival find at Catholic University of America leads to Kristallnacht remembrance service

WASHINGTON—Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. In a direct German translation, it means “Crystal Night,” but it is more commonly thought of as “Night of Broken Glass,” as Nazis and their sympathizers rampaged through Nazi Germany — which by this time had absorbed Austria and the Sudetenland — the night of Nov. […]

Pope recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982. The recognition of the martyrdom of Brother James, or Brother Santiago as he also was known, clears the way for his beatification; the date and location […]

Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by California shooting

LOS ANGELES—After a shooting spree late Nov. 7 at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles from the heart of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles asked people to “pray hard” for the victims and their families. Thirteen people, including the suspected gunman and a 29-year veteran of the Ventura […]

Plenty of weapons, lack of safe water is a ‘disgrace,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY—It is a horrible disgrace that in the 21st century, millions of people still do not have access to clean drinking water and so many become ill or die from contaminated water sources, Pope Francis said. “Unfortunately, in many countries where people do not have normal access to safe drinking water,” what is not […]

Catholic agencies closely monitor giving after clergy sex abuse shock

WASHINGTON—Leaders and fundraisers at Catholic organizations are cautiously monitoring the level of donations and gifts as the end-of-the-year giving season approaches, hoping that the clergy sexual abuse scandal won’t negatively affect their bottom line and all the people they strive to help. While most of the professionals contacted by Catholic News Service said it is […]

Recounting the resilient history of America’s Black Catholics

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The celebration of Black Catholic History Month in November is a chance to remember the struggles faced by the African-American community throughout the centuries and an opportunity to learn from the witness of one of the oldest communities of Catholics in the U.S. This witness of Black Catholics, in the face of discrimination and animus, […]

Help collect last 50 photos of S.C. Vietnam veterans for Wall of Faces

Veterans Day, celebrated Nov. 11, is a time to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace. The day pays tribute to all veterans — dead or alive — and is a wonderful opportunity to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. In addition to showing our gratitude to our living veterans, the […]

Purpose of wealth is to use it to serve others

VATICAN CITY—Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said. In fact, the true meaning and purpose of wealth is to use it to lovingly serve others and promote human dignity, he said Nov. 7 during his weekly general audience. The world is rich enough in resources to provide for the basic needs of […]

40 Days for Life celebrates successful campaign

GREENVILLE—A small group of Christian faithful were in a celebratory mood Nov. 3, and for a good reason. The gathering, which included an ecumenical group of participants, came together on a sunny but chilly Saturday morning to celebrate the final day of a successful 40 Days for Life campaign. “The campaign has gone well,” said […]

Pope: Peacemaking begins at home by saying ‘no’ to rivalry

VATICAN CITY—World peace must begin in individuals’ hearts and in their families by saying “no” to pride and rivalry, Pope Francis said. “When we read news about wars — think about the starvation of children in Yemen, which is a fruit of war — ‘it’s far away, poor babies,’ but why don’t they have anything […]

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    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