Coverage Areas:  National |  South Carolina |  Aiken |  Beaufort |  Charleston |  Columbia |  Greenville |  Myrtle Beach |  Rock Hill
Menu

Current News

Situation for Iraqi refugees in Jordan ‘critical and dangerous’

AL-UM-KUNDUN, Jordan—Catholic leaders have expressed concern for tens of thousands of Iraqi Christian refugees sheltering in Jordan as access to international aid tightens with crises deepening in the Middle East and elsewhere. “The situation of Iraqi Christians refugees is critical and dangerous,” Father Khalil Jaar told Catholic News Service on the sidelines of a conference […]


Papal academies: Bigger threat to planet is greed, not population growth

VATICAN CITY—Increasing threats against biodiversity, unsustainable use of the earth’s resources and accelerated extinction rates are driven more by overconsumption and unjust wealth distribution than by the number of people on the planet, a Vatican workshop concluded. While the world’s population has tripled since 1950 with close to 7.4 billion people today, per capita income […]



Use 40 days of prayer, fasting, almsgiving to ‘jump-start’ faith

WASHINGTON—Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, is often viewed as a time to give up something and go without meat on Fridays. But a glance at almost any Catholic parish bulletin during Lent will reveal that a lot is more going on during this time with increased opportunities for prayer, confession, Stations of the Cross […]


Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent with sign of penitence

ROME—Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said. “Lent is the time to say no to the asphyxia born of relationships that exclude, that try to find God while avoiding the wounds […]


Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to implement recommendations

VATICAN CITY—One of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has quit over what she described as resistance coming from Vatican offices against implementing recommendations. Marie Collins, who joined the commission when it was established in 2014, said: “The reluctance of some in the […]


Lent calls people to hope and new life, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Like the people of Israel freed from the bondage of slavery, Christians are called to experience the path toward hope and new life during the Lenten season, Pope Francis said. Through his passion, death and resurrection, Jesus “has opened up for us a way that leads to a full, eternal and blessed life,” the […]


Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

VATICAN CITY—People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said. There are many excuses to justify why one doesn’t lend a hand when asked by a person begging on […]


St. Anne drawing praise for K-12 format and strong courses

ROCK HILL–St. Anne School is in the middle of a serious growth spurt, and school leaders couldn’t be happier. Principal Shaileen Riginos said the school averaged about 270 students when she started there six years ago. Today, 355 children are enrolled. “We’ve had about a 22 percent growth rate over the past six years,” Riginos […]


Vandalism at Jewish cemeteries decried, called hateful actions

PHILADELPHIA—Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the “senseless acts of mass vandalism.” The gravestones were discovered toppled over from their bases the previous morning at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia. The archbishop issued a statement in which he called […]


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 118



  • Diocesan Events Calendar
    View All Events
    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