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Pro-life advocates hold prayer vigil to mark Good Friday

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone joined a Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Service on April 14, where he led scripture readings and reflections outside the Charleston Women’s Medical Center at 1312 Ashley River Road. Christians of all denominations participated in prayers outside the clinic, where approximately 2,000 abortions are performed each year, according to a press release […]


How to make Earth Day meaningful for each person

Earth Day will be celebrated worldwide on April 22 with a variety of events, from large festivals to community trash pick-ups. Here are some suggestions from Loyola Press to make the commemoration more meaningful on a personal level, not just on Earth Day, but every day: Give praise to our Creator. In the Nicene Creed, we […]


Divine Mercy Sunday is a tribute to the love and mercy of Christ

The visions of a Polish nun in the 1930s led to the devotion of the Divine Mercy, which will be celebrated worldwide on April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday. Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska saw the visions of Jesus beginning in 1931 while she was living in a convent in Cracow, Poland. The visions lasted for several […]


Schools in the diocese score high in accreditation review

Schools under the umbrella of the Diocese of Charleston’s Catholic Schools Office recently underwent an external review to determine if diocesan-wide accreditation would be renewed — and they passed with flying colors. The diocese first received accredi­tation in 2012 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after several years of intense plan­ning and hard […]


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Priests celebrate renewal of vows at chrism Mass

CHARLESTON—Priests affirmed their commitment to the sacred beauty and the challenges of ministry at the annual Mass of the Oils held April 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The chrism Mass is held on the Tuesday of Holy Week in the Diocese of Charleston, although it is traditional to hold it on […]


Gathering at St. Gerard in Aiken explores race and peace

AIKEN—St. Gerard Catholic Church played host Saturday to several hours of discussion, prayer and presentations focusing on peace and race relations, with guest speakers including Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt and USC Aiken Academic Coordinator Tony Clyburn. The gathering, under the title of “What We Have Seen and Heard: A Reflection on Peace,” addressed such […]


At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

WASHINGTON—During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil April 15 in churches big and small across the country. About 60 of the nearly 200 dioceses in the United States reported numbers of catechumens and candidates entering the church […]


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Fostering a season of deeper belief

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There is an interesting phrase in the Scripture reading for the fifth Sunday of Lent as given in St. John’s Gospel, chapter 11: Upon approaching Bethany after learning of His friend Lazarus’ death, Jesus meets Martha, who says to Him that her brother would not have died had Jesus […]


Allen Carroll, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, to retire in May

Allen Carroll, the longtime Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital chief executive officer who helped develop the West Ashley hospital into a national-award winning institution, has announced his decision to retire in May. Allen spent the last 27 years leading Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, which is one of Roper St. Francis’ three flagship hospitals. “I’m […]


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VIDEO: Understanding Holy Week

This educational video provides an overview of the major events that occurred during the week of Jesus’ Passion, as we prepare for His resurrection on Easter Sunday.


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