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Understanding the miracle of Fatima

FATIMA, PORTUGAL—It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church. One hundred years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in a field in Fatima, Portugal. She brought with her requests for the recitation of the rosary, for sacrifices on behalf of sinners, and a secret […]


Catholic Charities mobilizes to help after hurricane

Catholic Charities workers from South Carolina are playing an im­portant role in helping Florida com­munities ravaged by Hurricane Irma begin the recovery process. Four staff members spent almost two weeks in South Florida recently, including Kelly Kaminski, director of disaster services; Brantli Senn, disaster program manager; and disaster case managers Brittany Soward and Sherry Starrs. They […]


Pope: Sin is a rebellious act, not just a stain that needs cleaning

VATICAN CITY—Sin is a rebellious act against God that requires more than just a trip to the dry cleaners to wipe clean, Pope Francis said. “If it was a stain, it would be enough to take it to the laundromat and have it cleaned. No! Sin is a rebellion against the Lord,” the pope said […]


Service commemorates 500th anniversary of the Reformation

CHARLOTTE—Five hundred years after legend says Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of All Saints’ Church in Wittenburg, Germany, and 50 years after Lutherans and Catholics began their joint dialogue, more than 800 Christians from North and South Carolina gathered to pray for forgiveness and unity. The Sept. 23 ecumenical service at […]


U.S. House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House Oct. 3 passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, about the time doctors have determined that an unborn child can feel pain. Introduced by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, it would punish doctors who perform an abortion after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape, […]


Life chains are a quiet success in South Carolina

People who were willing to take a public stand for life participated in the 30th annual Life Chain held Oct. 1. The prayerful and silent abortion protest takes place across the nation every year. Top photo, Miscellany/Keith Jacobs: Life Chain participants hold signs in Spanish (abortion kills children) at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in […]


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Respect Life Month opens the door to involvement

Catholics have observed October as Respect Life Month. It is a time to pray and meditate on the sanctity of life, and a great opportunity to address the wide spectrum of pro-life issues. Produced by Juanita Bustamante


USCCB, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

WASHINGTON—The nation has experienced “yet another night filled with unspeakable terror,” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. In Las Vegas, a gunman identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, was perched in […]


In Puebla, Mexico, where churches don’t stand, people still pray

PUEBLA, Mexico—The legend goes that there are 365 churches in San Pedro Cholula, one for every day of the year. However, in the aftermath of the Sept. 19 earthquake, nearly every colorful and picturesque church is fractured and security perimeters make sure congregants cannot access them. Residents fear more might still tumble. “Don’t climb there, […]


Congress urged to pass bill allowing houses of worship to receive FEMA aid after disasters

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers in Washington were urged to approve a bill introduced in Congress to ensure the fair and equal treatment for houses of worship damaged in natural disasters “by enabling them to seek aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty and their Committee on Ecumenical and […]


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    Oct 207:00 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
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    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
    Oct 24 End of 1st Grading period
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville