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Encuentro seeks to integrate Hispanic/Latino cultures

COLUMBIA—With evangelization as its primary objective, V En­cuentro turned to a landmark document as the blueprint for its efforts. A four-year national pro­gram geared toward engag­ing Hispanic Catholics, the Encuentro, or “meeting,” held Aug. 12 at Cardinal Newman School centered on the vision of Pope Francis as written in his 2013 apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium […]


In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, no food left, and children are dying

When people talk about potential famine, they mention South Sudan. But about 1 million people who live just over the border, in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, also face a food emergency. “I call it famine,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, retired bishop of El Obeid, Sudan. The “hunger the people are experiencing” in the Nuba Mountains […]


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Following a ‘Journey of Hope’ after divorce

The third Journey of Hope Conference took place in the Charleston Marriott Hotel on August 4 -6. Sponsored by the Office of Family Life of the Diocese of Charleston, the conference provided tools for healing and growing in faith to those who have experienced a divorce. Video/Miscellany/Juanita Bustamante


Bishops form new body to address the ‘sin of racism’ that ‘afflicts’ nation

WASHINGTON—Saying there is an urgent need to address the sin of racism in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, […]


Conflict plus drought means no food for 20 million people

Editor’s note: A video accompanies this story. The link is at the end of the article. Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 […]


Eclipse inspires viewers to admire the precision of creation

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky.—Science teacher Jane Irwin isn’t often left without words, but the total solar eclipse left her in a quiet reflective mood. “Awesome. God’s amazing” was the best she could muster after the sun reappeared from behind the moon after totality Aug. 21. “I’ve got to synthesize this myself,” she said minutes after the sun […]


Dougherty rows Intracoastal Waterway to share message of Fatima

JOHNS ISLAND—With each dip of his paddle blade in the water, Greg Dougherty elicits a prayer. He navigates a difficult journey with faith in God and trust in Mary. Dougherty is rowing a 19-foot canoe 1,400 miles from Miami to New York in the hopes of bringing attention to the centennial of Mary’s appearance to […]


Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

OXFORD, England—Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead. Pope Francis, U.S. bishops and others weighed in with prayers and rejection of the Aug. 17 attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, where cars drove into pedestrians. The Islamic State group claimed credit for the attacks. Thirteen […]


U.S. parishes, schools happy to be in path of solar eclipse

WASHINGTON—U.S. Catholic parishes and schools located in the 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 plan to take part in this rare event with everything from providing parking spaces or viewing sites to offering overnight retreats or all-day events with family activities or scientific lectures. The total eclipse — to be viewed only […]



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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
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    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
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    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
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    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
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    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
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    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
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    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
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    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
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    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
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    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
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    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
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