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Fidelity is for every vocation, not just marriage, pope says

VATICAN CITY—The Sixth Commandment’s mandate against adultery is a call to fidelity that applies not only to married couples, but to all Christians called to love others through their vocation, Pope Francis said. Married men and women, priests and those in religious life are ultimately called to live out their vocation faithfully and follow the […]

Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting

WASHINGTON—Discussion and voting on concrete measures to address the abuse crisis and a day of spiritual discernment and prayer will top the agenda for the U.S. bishops when they meet Nov. 12-14 for their fall general assembly in Baltimore. Public sessions of the assembly also will be live-streamed, live tweeted and carried via satellite, according […]

Annual appeal is a way to participate in Church ministries

As the Bishop’s Annual Appeal heads into the final stretch for donations, the office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement said they have seen a generosity of spirit despite recent scandals in the Church. That isn’t to say people aren’t angry. As shockwaves from the sex abuse crisis continue to rock those in the pews, a […]

Listen to those in need, pope says prior to World Day of Poor

VATICAN CITY—How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing nearby either cannot or just do not care, Pope Francis asked. People must make “a serious examination of conscience to understand whether we are really capable of listening to the poor,” the pope […]

Breast cancer survivor inspires Greenwood women’s club

When poet and breast cancer survivor, Selma Sims, spoke to the Greenwood Catholic Women’s Club at Our Lady of Lourdes Church as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she brought with her a message of hope and joy. Sims said she was shocked at being diagnosed with breast cancer as there was no history of […]

USCCB president condemns shooting at synagogue and all ‘acts of hate’

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Catholic bishops stand with “our brothers and sisters of the Jewish community,” the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Oct. 27 after a horrific shooting earlier that day in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue, described as a hub of Jewish life in that city. The shooting occurred during […]

Synod document: Listen to, support, guide, include young people

VATICAN CITY—The Catholic Church and all its members must get better at listening to young people, taking their questions seriously, recognizing them as full members of the church, patiently walking with them and offering guidance as they discern the best way to live their faith, the Synod of Bishops said. While the synod’s final document […]

Pope apologizes to those who have felt ignored by the church

VATICAN CITY—Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the Synod of Bishops by asking young people for forgiveness. “Forgive us if often we have not listened to you; if, instead of opening our hearts, we have filled your ears. As Christ’s church, we want to listen to you with love” because […]

Bishops sign document calling for action against climate change

VATICAN CITY—Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate action against climate change. Addressing world leaders who will be attending the COP24 Summit in Katowice, Poland, in December, the bishops urged them to take concrete steps “in order to tackle and overcome the […]

Election guides help form conscience before voters cast ballot

WASHINGTON­—Since 1976, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ have issued a quadrennial statement to guide Catholics “in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy.” “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” the latest revision of the current document, was done in 2015, and it was issued ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. […]

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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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