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Pope expands scope of John Paul II institute on marriage, family

VATICAN CITY—To better prepare priests and pastoral workers to help meet the challenges families face today, Pope Francis is strengthening the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and changing its name to the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for the Sciences of Marriage and Family. The new institution is […]


Don’t look away; be moved by tragedy and help, pope says

VATICAN CITY—People need to have true compassion so they feel others’ pain and are moved to help, Pope Francis said. “Compassion is an emotion that engages, it is a feeling from the heart, from the gut,” affecting one’s entire being, the pope said Sept. 19 during morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae. Compassion “is […]


Where to give to assist with recovery from hurricanes Irma, Harvey

WASHINGTON—Several Catholic organizations have established emergency relief operations for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and southeastern United States and for those still recovering from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Contributions can be made to: * Catholic Charities USA: online at https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/donate-to-disaster-relief; telephone at 800-919-9338; mail to P.O. Box […]


Exposition of the Eucharist

Q: If we believe that the True Presence of Jesus is in the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle all the time, why do we have Solemn Exposition? Isn’t Jesus in the tabernacle enough? (Laurens, SC) A: As you indicate, as Catholics, we know that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. He attested to this […]


Why retreats matter

As another school year rolls in, calendars for the next nine to 10 months grow populated with events. There are activities galore, as every parent and grandparent knows. Folks not entirely acquainted with Catholic customs may be surprised to find retreats for students, teachers, school staff, and principals highlighted on these agendas. For some, retreats […]


Hurricane Irma sends floodwaters surging through S.C.

Hurricane Irma’s deadly and destructive march through Florida and parts of the Southeast caused massive floods around South Carolina, along with tornado and wind damage, and left thousands of people without power. The storm also claimed the lives of four people in the state, including a City of Columbia employee who was in a car […]


Robert Keeder receives Boys Town honor

COLUMBIA—Robert Keeder was a teenager in 1960 when a nun took him and his younger brother, David, to a train station for a journey that would change his life. Their mother had died and their father was unable to care for them, and the boys had aged out of a Catholic orphanage in Michigan. They […]


U.S. bishops call on Catholic faithful to urge Congress to pass DREAM Act

WASHINGTON—The Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to extend DACA renewal deadlines in hurricane impacted states. The statement also urges Congress to find a durable and permanent solution on behalf of DACA youth and urges the administration to allow 75,000 refugee admissions […]


Church leaders pray for victims of quake and hurricane in Mexico

CARTAGENA, Colombia—Church leaders prayed for Mexicans and Guatemalans affected by the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck the Pacific Coast. At the end of Mass in Villavicencio, Colombia, Sept. 8, Pope Francis prayed “for all the people who are suffering because of the earthquake last night in Mexico.” In an early morning tweet, the Mexican bishops’ […]


Life as a chaplain requires some juggling for priests

COLUMBIA—On an early Sunday morning in August, Father S. Matthew Gray told the congregation attending Mass in St. Joseph Church that he wouldn’t be seeing them for several weeks. Unlike many people during late summer, he was not headed off for a much-needed vacation or for a spiritual retreat or sabbatical. Instead, Father Gray was […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil