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Jesus in heaven invites all Christians to share his good news

VATICAN CITY—As they journey through life, Christians must look for Christ, especially among the poor, and give concrete signs of hope to others, Pope Francis said. The ascension of Christ ushered in a “new form of Jesus’ presence among us,” he said in his “Regina Coeli” address to those gathered in St. Peter’s Square May […]

Catholics to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

WASHINGTON—The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing up to mark the day or at least think a little more about Mary. The new feast day, which will be celebrated annually the […]

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Pope: The mark of rebirth in baptism remains forever

VATICAN CITY—The baptismal font is a tomb in which a person dies to sin, and it is a womb through which a person is born to new life in Christ, Pope Francis said. “Just as our parents generated us to earthly life, the church has regenerated us to eternal life through baptism,” the pope said […]

London waste company discovers relic of St. Clement in the trash

LONDON, England—You know the old saying — one person’s trash is another person’s 2,000 year-old sacred bone fragment of an early pope. An environmental waste company in London had a surprise discovery last week when they uncovered a reliquary in the garbage containing a bone of St. Clement, a Church Father and the fourth pope. The […]

Hundreds of thousands march for life across Latin America

LIMA, Peru—Huge crowds across Latin America took to the streets in recent days to call for the protection of human life from conception to natural death. On May 5, some 400,000 Colombians in 53 cities across the country turned out for pro-life marches. Event organizer “United for Life Latin America” told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language […]

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Catholic Communications Campaign aids efforts in U.S., around the world

WASHINGTON—Sometimes, the stories of ventures helped by the annual Catholic Communication Campaign involve desperate need, as with the rehabilitation of the radio station for the Diocese of Borongan where Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 caused more than 6,000 deaths and widespread devastation across central Philippines. A grant of $42,500 from the campaign bought studio equipment and […]

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Pope asks laity to live creatively their mission

VATICAN CITY—In his prayer video for the month of May, Pope Francis said laypeople are on the “front lines” of the Church’s life and activities, and asked Catholics of all states and vocations to pray for the laity and their mission. “Laypeople are on the front line of the life of the Church,” the pope […]

States, including SC, file lawsuits to end DACA

WASHINGTON—Continuing the legal drama against a program that protects some 800,000 young adults brought into the country without legal documentation as minors, seven states have filed a lawsuit attempting once more to end it. Joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia, the state of Texas is leading the charge in a […]

Survivors hope pope will act against ‘epidemic’ of abuse in the church

ROME—Three Chilean abuse survivors who met with Pope Francis said his apology to them must be accompanied by concrete actions, not only against those who commit sexual abuse, but against those who cover it up. “I have never seen someone be so contrite about what he was telling me,” Juan Carlos Cruz told journalists May […]

Pope: Profess full faith by saying ‘no’ to Satan, ‘yes’ to God

VATICAN CITY—Baptism requires rejecting Satan and professing one’s full faith in God, Pope Francis said. Only by being able to say “no” to the devil, his works and empty promises “am I able to say ‘yes’ to God, who calls me to conform myself to him in thoughts and deeds,” he said. “It is not […]

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    May 246:00 pm Baccalaureate Mass
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    6:30 pm PTO Mtg./Awards/Art Show
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Grades 7-8 Class Night
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    May 25 Senior Awards Ceremony-Seniors dismissed following ceremony
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Field Day
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Field Day Lower School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Last day for K4 & K5
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
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    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    End of quarter 4
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    K4 Last Day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    9:00 am Graduation Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:30 am GRADE 8 GRADUATION
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    6:00 pm Middle School Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Graduation Dance/Class Night
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    May 26 End of Quarter 4 and Semester 2
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    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
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    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 27 8th grade graduation
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    12:00 am Mission trip to Guatemala
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