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Rev. Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by most Americans

MONTREAT, N.C.—The Rev. Billy Graham, a fiery Baptist preacher who was easily the most famous evangelist of the 20th century and for decades one of the world figures most admired by Americans, died early Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99. He had suffered from […]


Pope reassures foster kids, says some adults are too fragile

VATICAN CITY—When people are unable to love or accept a child with problems or illness, many times it’s because they are too weak themselves to be able to bear someone else’s vulnerabilities, Pope Francis told a group of children and young people who are wards of the state. “If I have a giant rock, I […]


Pope says Paul VI will be declared a saint this year

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis told pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year. The pope’s announcement came at the end of a question-and-answer session with the priests Feb. 15; the Vatican released the text of the exchange three days later. Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, papal vicar for Rome, had […]


U.S. bishops declare national call-in day to save DACA

WASHINGTON—After the Senate failed Feb. 15 to garner the 60 votes needed to move a bill forward to protect the “Dreamers,” officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a “National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers” Feb. 26. “We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a […]



Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope says

ROME—Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said. “Let the Lord heal the wounds of sin and fulfill the prophecy made to our fathers: ‘A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will […]


Lenten guidelines for fasting, abstinence and prayer

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, this year and culminates on April 1, Easter Sunday. In his 2018 message, Pope Francis urged members of the Church to take up the journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. “If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know […]


USCCB pro-life chairman praises implementation of expanded Mexico City policy

WASHINGTON—A Trump administration report on its reinstatement of the “Mexico City Policy” shows that nongovernmental organizations “are willing and able to comply with this policy,” said the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee chairman. “That compliance does not appear to undermine delivery of appropriate health services,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York in a Feb. […]


‘Monumental’ FEMA shift opens door to disaster funds for religious groups

TRENTON, N.J.—Superstorm Sandy-weary diocesan and parish officials lauded a Federal Emergency Management Agency policy change announced earlier this year that reverses a prior exclusion for religious organizations and houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from natural disasters. “This change in eligibility for FEMA public assistance to religious organizations is monumental,” said […]


USCCB offers resources to help observe Lent

WASHINGTON—A variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent, which this year begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, are being provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). With the theme “Raise Up, Sacrifice, Offer”, resources include a new set of daily suggestions for reading, reflection, prayer and action, in addition to the traditional downloadable reflection calendar […]


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From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Interim Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Mid-Quarter 3
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm Art Expo
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
7:00 pm Beaufort: Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 23 E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in M.B.
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Diocesan Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Progress Reports
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Noon Dismissal- PD
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
DOCY BB Tourny
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
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9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
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From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
7:00 pm Aiken: Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 24 Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville