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Silva and Cellars installed as lectors

Pedro Silva and Michael Cellars, seminarians of the Diocese of Charleston, pose with Bishop Steven Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter after he installed them as lectors at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas, Feb. 19. The institution of lector is a step on the way to priesthood. As lectors, […]


Rite of Election marks journey to discover truth

Hundreds of people are one step closer to entering the Church after the Rite of Election and Continuing Conversion held around the state during the first weekend of Lent. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated the rite in four separate locations: March 3 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Simpsonville, March 4 at St. Joseph […]


Rice Bowl is an opportunity for ‘a culture of encounter’

The season of Lent is marked by many traditions among Catholics in the United States. Symbolized by its ubiquitous cardboard box, CRS Rice Bowl has been a practice for generations of Catholics. Beginning in 1975 as a response to a growing famine in Africa, CRS Rice Bowl today shines a light on the Catholic community’s […]


Bishop England girls win fourth state championship in a row

CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School is celebrating its fourth consecutive South Carolina Class 3A state championship in girls’ basketball. The team won this title in spectacular fashion, with a come-from-behind fourth quarter rally and a last-second basket by Katie Cullum to top Newberry High 48-47 at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. The final two points to clinch […]


Catholic bishops react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law

WASHINGTON—Calling health care “a vital concern for nearly every person in the country,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “Discussions on health care reform have reached a level of intensity which is making […]


God’s voice is heard through humility, Franciscan tells pope, Curia at retreat

VATICAN CITY—Humility is needed in order to recognize the voice of God in others, especially those who are perceived to be weak or subject to prejudice, a Franciscan friar told Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia during their Lenten retreat. God not only speaks through Jesus, but also speaks to him through Peter, […]


Religious and secular leaders react to updated refugee ban with concern, opposition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Within hours of President Donald Trump’s new executive order March 6 banning refugees from six majority-Muslim nations, Catholic and other religious groups joined secular leaders in questioning the wisdom of such a move, with others vowing to oppose it outright. Bill O’Keefe, vice president for advocacy and government relations at Catholic Relief Services, said […]


Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican’s doctrinal chief dismissed accusations that some Vatican officials are resisting recommendations on best practices for protecting children and vulnerable adults from clergy sex abuse. “I think this cliche must be put to an end: the idea that the pope, who wants the reform, is on one side and, on the other, a […]


Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Christians should care about reading God’s messages in the Bible as much as they care about checking messages on their cellphones, Pope Francis said. As Christ did in the desert when tempted by Satan, men and women can defend themselves from temptation with the word of God if they read it often, meditate on […]


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    Mar 23All Day Key Club Blood Drive #4
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Report Card #3
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Middle School Gold Card Treat #3
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    All Day Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    All Day 5th Grade Star Base
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    All Day Stations of the Cross
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    3:30 pm Parent-Teacher Conferences
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    7:00 pm Eclesiologia y Vaticano II #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Mar 24All Day Parent-Teacher Conferences
    From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
    All Day Grandparents' Day
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Report Card
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day Report Card
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day Early Dismissal- Professional In-Service
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    All Day End of Third Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    All Day 5th Grade Star Base
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    All Day End 3rd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    All Day 6th Grade Retreat
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    All Day End of 3rd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day End of Third Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    All Day Report Cards- Parent/Teacher Conferences
    From the Calendar of Nativity Charleston