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‘Enter to learn, exit to serve’ – Bishop England turns 100

Alumni, school leaders and community members are busily paging through old photo albums and pulling out their green and white as they prepare to celebrate 100 years of Bishop England High School tradition. Festivities, including a village reunion, football game, Mass and dance are planned for Sept. 25-26. There will be much reminiscing and more […]


How do we keep a church safe without locking the doors?

CHARLESTON—Less than three months ago, nine people were killed in a hail of bullets inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a hate crime. Since then, seminars on how to improve church security have popped up with increasing frequency around the state and country. In the last few weeks alone, discussions sponsored by the […]


The family takes the focus at Hispanic priests meeting

CHARLESTON—Prayers, songs and passionate words about God in Spanish and English rang through meeting rooms at the Francis Marion Hotel on King Street as Hispanic clergy met here recently. The National Association of Hispanic Priests held its annual conference Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 focusing on “Family: Strength of the Priest.” The event drew 85 […]


The holy smoke

We live in strange times. Cigarette smoking is demonized, but recreational marijuana is decriminalized to the point that, according to the University of Michigan, daily usage is at a 35-year high on college campi. Like secondhand smoke, usage of incense in liturgical celebrations may be irritating. However, since Vatican II its usage has been permitted […]


60 is just a number

“Sixty is just a number,” a friend wrote in my birthday card. Yes, I thought to myself, and so is my weight, just a number. Funny that out of all the ways I can be measured, age in years and weight in pounds have the greatest power to depress me. Sometimes our culture encourages me […]


Contemplate the key ideas of ‘Laudato Si’

Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment would be hard to reduce, in mathematical fashion, to lowest terms. But, for the sake of those who may never have a chance to read it, it may prove helpful to highlight some of its key ideas. From the outset, the Holy Father wields a double-edged sword. He […]


St. Joseph’s dedicates memorial garden

GREENVILLE—Friends and family of Margaret Ann Moon, founding board chair emeritus of St. Joseph’s Catholic School Board, gathered Aug. 15 to dedicate a new courtyard garden in her memory. The Margaret Ann Moon Memorial Garden in the Our Lady of Lourdes Courtyard was designed by members of the 2015 senior class and a statue was […]


Our Lady of Mercy Outreach nominated for a top nonprofit award

JOHNS ISLAND—Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has made the top 5 list in the competition to earn the title of non-profit of the year. The outreach, sponsored by the ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, will be featured in the November issue of Charleston magazine and the final vote […]


Rogers is council 13112 youth of the year

GREENVILLE—Adam Rogers, an eighth grader at St. Mary School, earned the Knights of Columbus Council 13112 Youth of the Year award for his outstanding volunteer work, Boy Scout activities, altar boy service, and academic success. He attends St. Mary Church with his parents, Frank and Sandra Rogers. The award was presented recently by Grand Knight […]


Cox sisters elected to top posts in Knights of Peter Claver junior division

CHARLESTON—Callia Cox was elected junior supreme lady of the Junior Daughters Division of the Knights of Peter Claver during the biennial Junior National Convention held July 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. Her sister, Leigha, was also elected to the national board as mistress-at-arms. They are the daughters of Marcus and Rebecca Cox, who attend St. Patrick […]


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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    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
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