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Can tattoos be sacramentals?

When Ray Bradbury published “The Illustrated Man” in 1951, tattoos covering virtually whole bodies were not as commonplace as they are today. Bradbury’s science fiction collection used as its starter a character whose body had been tattooed by a mysterious Minnesota crone. He became an object of wonder and terror as the tattoos came to […]


USCCB says ‘fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

WASHINGTON—The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act contains “many of the fundamental defects” that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act “and even further compounds them,” said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. The Senate released its health care reform bill in “discussion draft” form June 22. […]


Deadline to take mission advancement survey is June 25

People in the pews are called to take an active role in planning the future priorities for the Church in South Carolina as the Diocese of Charleston prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone encourages the state’s Catholics to take a survey about what they consider the most important aspects of […]


There’s nothing humdrum about Ordinary Time

Summer is the season of green. The hue is everywhere — on trees, shrubs, flowering plants. You might also notice that it is the color of the vestments priests wear at Mass. There is a specific reason for this, not just a seasonal fashion choice. Green vestments are worn because these months are part of […]


‘Young at Art’, Dohr still paints and teaches, with gratitude

SALEM—Paul Dohr believes life is a precious gift from God. He shows his thanks by reflecting the constant beauty of that gift back to the world when he puts paintbrush to canvas. At nearly 90 years old, Dohr has been an artist for more than 70 years. He first started studying art in Wisconsin at […]


Barbara Cole retires from St. John Neumann School

COLUMBIA—Large colorful paper flowers decked the walls of the gym at St. John Neumann School on June 1. Scattered around the room were images of ladybugs — lots and lots of ladybugs. All of this color and fun surrounded a large banner on one wall that stated “We will miss you Mrs. Cole, thank you […]


Bishop Guglielmone makes new priests’ assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several assignments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father William S. Hearne, administrator of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Seneca and St. Francis Mission in Walhalla, was appointed pastor, effective June 1. Father H. Gregory West, in addition to his duties as pastor of St. Clare of […]


John Paul II School awards diplomas to its first class of seniors

RIDGELAND—This year, for 2017 commencements, the Diocese of Charleston had an extra graduation as the first class of seniors from John Paul II School crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. They are an eclectic group of 18 students with a wide range of personalities and strengths, but one thing they have in common is […]


Catholic Charities Save-A-Smile program, other outreach groups, earn Caritas awards

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the Spring 2017 grant cycle. These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.” Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting basic needs of underserved […]


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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    7:30 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    7:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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