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John Paul II School awards diplomas to its first class of seniors

RIDGELAND—This year, for 2017 commencements, the Diocese of Charleston had an extra graduation as the first class of seniors from John Paul II School crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. They are an eclectic group of 18 students with a wide range of personalities and strengths, but one thing they have in common is […]


Pope, Rabbi Skorka join effort for friendship across faiths

VATICAN CITY—Reaching out to people of other religions can be both challenging and enriching for individuals and is the only hope for true peace in the world, said a variety of religious leaders, including Pope Francis. The pope and his friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka appear in a video montage and together in their own video […]


Catholic Charities Save-A-Smile program, other outreach groups, earn Caritas awards

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the Spring 2017 grant cycle. These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.” Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting basic needs of underserved […]


Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Federal authorities are investigating a shooting that resulted in injuries for Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is Catholic, and others when a gunman opened fire during a June 14 practice for an annual congressional baseball game. Scalise’s injuries are not life-threatening, authorities said. The suspected gunman was identified as James Hodgkinson of Illinois, […]


Sisters of Charity foundation awards $230,000 in strategic grant funding

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its strategic grants for 2017. The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around strategic grants. These invitation-only grant awards provide the foundation an opportunity to comprehensively work with organizations to affect organizational and community impact at regional […]


Father Andrew Fryml finds peace in priestly service

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the standing-room-only crowd at the ordination of Father Andrew Fryml was a sign that the young man’s ministry is already having an impact. The bishop ordained his newest priest on June 9 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Over 40 other priests were there to support and lay […]


Jews and the Old Testament

Q: Do Jewish people call the first part of the Bible the Old Testament?  (Charlotte, NC) A: I’m very grateful to receive this question. Oftentimes, unintentionally, Christians can offend their Jewish neighbors by saying that they “only believe in the Old Testament.” While this might be a good summary of the Christian viewpoint, it can […]


Pope Francis establishes World Day of the Poor

VATICAN CITY—People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said. “God created the heavens and the earth for all; yet sadly some have erected barriers, walls and fences, betraying the original gift meant for all humanity, with none excluded,” […]


A saint’s legacy and lives that matter

“Was  it about educating them for a better life, or was it more about saving their lives?” asked a woman at the lunch table set up in the lobby of the church on the corner of Hampton and Oak. “I think it was about both,” replied another. This conversation took place during the springtime Black […]


Pope: The mystery of God’s fatherly love is a great revolution

VATICAN CITY—The mystery of God’s relationship with humankind is revolutionary in that Christians can look to him without fear as children to a loving father, Pope Francis said. In teaching the Lord’s prayer, Jesus invites all Christians “to have the courage of calling God with the name ‘father,’” the pope said June 7 at his […]


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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
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    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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    7:00 pm Junta de Vicaria (Charleston)
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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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