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Advocating for public education

COLUMBIA—The South Carolina Fellowship of Bishops, representing 800,000 baptized Christians in the state, held an advocacy day at the Statehouse recently. Representatives from several Christian denominations spoke on behalf of quality of education to convince legislators to invest tax dollars and raise incentives to improve the quality of education in our state, according to a […]


Drowning in an ocean of plastic

The world is crying out for people everywhere to do their part to help end plastic pollutants — before they outnumber the fish — and to treat every day as Earth day. Municipalities in South Carolina along with numerous conservation groups are taking steps to address the issue, including constant clean up efforts and instituting bans […]


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The Catholic Association voices support for Alfie Evans’ parents

WASHINGTON—A group dedicated to offering a Catholic voice in the public square has spoken out on behalf of Alfie Evans and his parents, as the court battle surrounding the toddler continues. “It’s confusing and disappointing to see the Catholic leadership in the U.K., both the bishops and lay leaders like Austen Ivereigh of Catholic Voices U.K., […]


St. Joseph School celebrates 50 years of blessings

ANDERSON—St. Joseph School was only a year old when Tom Holahan’s parents enrolled him there in 1968. He attended three years before moving on to public middle and high school, but what he recalls from that brief time has stayed with him. “When I grew up, I found that I knew the meaning of respect […]


Pope: Baptism is a gift to help us fight against evil

VATICAN CITY—The sacrament of baptism isn’t a good luck charm but a gift from God that enables Christians to overcome evil, Pope Francis said. Those who receive the sacrament are given the strength to overcome “the temptation to separate from God, from his will, from communion with him (and) fall into the snares of worldly […]


Cardinal cautions against demonizing immigrants, hardening of American hearts

WASHINGTON—Newark Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin said he worries that reducing the number of immigrants, particularly refugees to the U.S., and demonizing them represents a “hardening of the American heart,” and that should be of concern to a country that has been historically a welcoming place. The country’s iconic Statue of Liberty “is welcoming people because […]


Doctors criticize court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

LIVERPOOL, England—A group of doctors has criticized the refusal of some of their colleagues and a court to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment as “medical tyranny.” Dr. Anthony Cole, the Catholic chairman of the Medical Ethics Alliance, has written an open letter saying that the treatment of Alfie and his parents, […]


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Italy grants Alfie Evans citizenship in hopes of transfer to Rome

LONDON, England—On Monday a hospitalized British child at the center of a heated legal battle was granted Italian citizenship, part of an effort to delay shutting off his life-support, and to transfer him to a Roman hospital for additional treatment and medical evaluation. Two-year-old Alfie Evans suffers from an unidentified degenerative neurological condition and has […]


Pope Francis asks new priests to be merciful

VATICAN CITY—Ordaining 16 men to the priesthood, Pope Francis urged them to be merciful with the people who approach them, especially in the confessional. Marking “Good Shepherd Sunday” and the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations April 22, the pope ordained 11 men for the Diocese of Rome, four for the Family of Disciples […]


In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis appointed three women as consultors to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It marks the first time women and laypersons were named as active contributors — not support staff. The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, called decision to appointment the women “historic.” The Vatican announced the appointments April 21. The new female […]


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    May 246:00 pm Baccalaureate Mass
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:30 pm PTO Mtg./Awards/Art Show
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Grades 7-8 Class Night
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    May 25 Senior Awards Ceremony-Seniors dismissed following ceremony
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Field Day
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Field Day Lower School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Last day for K4 & K5
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    Field day- day
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    End of quarter 4
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    K4 Last Day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    9:00 am Graduation Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:30 am GRADE 8 GRADUATION
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    6:00 pm Middle School Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Graduation Dance/Class Night
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    May 26 End of Quarter 4 and Semester 2
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Graduation
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    Snow Day #1- No school unless needed for make up day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 27 8th grade graduation
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    12:00 am Mission trip to Guatemala
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office