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Continuing ‘Mercy Friday’ practice, pope visits center for blind

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis returned to a practice he developed during the Year of Mercy: making a Friday-afternoon visit to people in need of or deserving special care. For the visit March 31, he chose the Sant’ Alessio-Margherita di Savoia Regional Center for the Blind in Rome. The center is home to 37 adults and senior […]


Local churches join forces to build Faith House for family

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—A small group of men and women are close to finishing construction on a ‘Faith House’ that will become a home for a Hilton Head Island family. Parishioners from Holy Family and St. Francis by the Sea, along with members of St. Andrew by the Sea United Methodist, have joined with Hilton Head […]


USCCB chairman opposes executive order on environment

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s executive order calling for a review of the Clean Power Plan jeopardizes environmental protections and moves the country away from a national carbon standard to help meet domestic and international goals to ease greenhouse gas emissions, said the chairman of a U.S. bishops’ committee. The executive order, signed March 28 at the […]


Pope suggests Lenten exercise of asking God why he weeps

VATICAN CITY—Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on the ways they have disappointed God and resolve to return to him with their whole hearts, Pope Francis said. “To forget that God created us, he raised us and he has accompanied us in life — that is disappointing God,” Pope Francis said March 30 […]


Parish works for victory against hunger

SENECA/WALHALLA—An Upstate parish has borrowed a page from history, adapting the World War II Victory Garden into part of its support of an agency that fights local hunger. St. Paul the Apostle Church and St. Francis of Assisi Mission, located in Seneca and Walhalla, respectively, recently raised more than $3,000 for the Golden Corner Food […]


Pope Francis: Real hope is based on promises of salvation

VATICAN CITY—Hope is not built on people’s predictions, assurances or line of reasoning, Pope Francis said. Real Christian hope “is not based on our word, but on God’s Word” and promises of salvation and eternal life, the pope said during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square March 29. Continuing a series of reflections on […]


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VIDEO: High School Youth Conference 2017

WINNSBORO—About 750 kids flocked to White Oak Conference Center recently to experience God’s mercy and draw closer to our Lord and Savior at the High School Youth Conference sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Youth and Young Adults. Video by Juanita Bustamante  


Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

VATICAN CITY—People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God’s joy and rise up to life’s challenges, Pope Francis said. Forgetting what joy is and languishing in self-pity come with the sin of sloth, the pope said March 28 in his homily during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae. “It’s a […]


HALOS helps grandparents and other family members care for kids

NORTH CHARLESTON–Thousands of people in South Carolina are raising non-biological children. They are primarily grandparents, but also aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends who step in to help these children when their parents can’t take care of them. Families like this are providing what is called “kinship care,” and they are one of the fasting […]


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Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

WASHINGTON—In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community. “The intent is […]


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