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St. James raising funds to buy painting

WALTERBORO—It was just a 43-year-old Polaroid snapshot until Becky Lee (beckysart.com) put brush to canvas last year to create “Catholic Hill, First Communion.” Now the local community, which celebrated first Communion on May 7, is selling greeting cards of the painting as a fundraiser to purchase the original. It will be featured in the Colleton County […]


Charleston Catholic earns accolades

CHARLESTON—Emma Joyce and Lily Feingold, students at Charleston Catholic, won second and third, respectively, in the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Essay Contest. The topic was “The Importance of Religious Liberty”. Also, Charleston Catholic School earned the Community Pride Award for their work in beautifying the school and performing outstanding community service. The students painted oil drums […]


SSCM welcomes new associates

DANVILLE, Pa.—The Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius welcomed 11 new associates from the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., on May 7. Associate members share the faith, prayer, congregational spirituality, charism and mission of the sisters. The new associates serve with the sisters working in Bluffton and St. Helena Island. All of the new associates are active in […]


Diocesan Missionary Team earns high praise from parishes, schools in its first year

If this were a play, members of the Diocesan Missionary Team would be returning to the stage for an encore performance. “They were absolutely unbelievable,” said Marianne Tully, principal of Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville. “I did not want the time with them to end.” Tully said she hosted the six members […]


U.S., world join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

WASHINGTON—U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3. “The vigil of Pentecost had barely begun when the world was burdened yet again, this time by the sinister attacks on innocent men […]


Newman Connection grants help campus ministry

The college years are an exciting and rewarding time, but can also be difficult when it comes to young adults and their faith. Statistics show that up to 80 percent of Catholic students stop going to Mass while they are at college. A new initiative in the Diocese of Charleston aims to stop that trend. […]


Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says

VATICAN CITY—The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each other in a community marked by forgiveness and “unity in diversity,” Pope Francis said on Pentecost. “In a way both creative and unexpected,” the pope said, the Holy Spirit “generates diversity, for in every age […]


Students host baby showers to benefit Birthright

COLUMBIA—A school might not seem like the usual venue for a baby shower, but campuses around the Midlands have been holding the celebrations this spring to help mothers and babies in need. The showers are for clients of Birthright of Columbia, an organization that assists teens and women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Students collected diapers, […]


Decision to abandon Paris climate pact called ‘deeply troubling’

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s June 1 decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate agreement “is deeply troubling,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. “The Scriptures affirm the value of caring for creation and caring for each other in solidarity. The Paris agreement is an international […]


Sister Eileen leaves an imprint at Cardinal Newman School

COLUMBIA—When Eileen Quinn was growing up, she attended Catholic schools in Buffalo, N.Y., run by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur. Each day in the classroom, she noticed something about the religious women who taught her. “I saw that the sisters loved each other and that they were happy,” she said. “It was very […]


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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
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    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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