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The gift of the family of Jesus

As we prepare for the joys of Christmas, we should keep in mind the levels of joy wrapped in that holiday, in that holy day. The joys of the holiday come in colorful wrappings lying under the Christmas tree, while the joys of the holy day come wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger […]


Give the ‘look of love’ and the gift of humanity this Christmas

As they celebrated their first Christmas in America 150 years ago, our Little Sisters in Baltimore noted that the donations received included “twelve turkeys, four ducks, sixteen chickens and so many other good things that we didn’t know what to do with it all!” They concluded, “In this country Christmas is like the feast of […]


Should we do everything we can do?

A largely unheralded event took place in Albuquerque in mid-November. It had nothing to do with the city’s famed petroglyph tours or hot air balloon fiesta. Rather, it was an international conference which gathered deans of engineering schools, engineers, industrial leaders, politicians, heads of NGO’s, stakeholders and students. The theme was Peace Engineering. It was […]


Discalced Carmelites form group on Pawleys Island

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Lay people along the Grand Strand now have the chance to connect with an ancient spiritual tradition founded more than 800 years ago — the Carmelites.  A new discalced Carmelite group, the Coastal Community of St. John of the Cross, has been formed and is based at Precious Blood of Christ Church on Pawleys […]


By early 2019, diocese will release names of all credibly accused priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has announced that the Diocese of Charleston will release the names of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in the diocese dating back to 1950.  The bishop said in a Dec. 3 statement that he plans to release the names no later than mid-February 2019. “We […]


Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

WASHINGTON—Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year with the feast of the Immaculate Conception falling on a Saturday — Dec. 8. The vigil Mass on Saturday evening is not a “two-for-one” […]


Loving our neighbor means getting attached

A few words from a judge ended our time with the toddler yesterday afternoon. The little boy that had been my shopping buddy, who I had packed lunch notes for and who I had prayed with every night for the last five months walked into a courthouse with me and walked out with his family. Before […]


Immaculate Conception is about the birth of Mary

People who go to Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary may not know the exact reason for this important holy day of obligation, officially observed on Dec. 8. Even the most observant Catholics sometimes mistakenly believe the feast day commemorates Mary conceiving Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Actually, […]


Diocese of Charleston earns clear report on finances

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston has received a near flawless financial report from its annual audit. The audit, conducted by Cherry Bekaert CPAs & Advisors, looks at the financial accountability of the Chancery, Catholic Charities, and the Catholic Community Foundation of South Carolina, which was created in 2017. The foundation’s purpose is to manage and administer […]


Ministry serves breakfast with a side of history

CHARLESTON—A special breakfast over Thanksgiving weekend offered black Catholics a chance to honor their shared faith and heritage. On Nov. 24, 40 people gathered in Charleston for a “Black Catholic History Breakfast” hosted by Sister Roberta Fulton of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur. Sister Roberta is the assistant director for African-American evangelization with […]


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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate