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Nostra Aetate: Jewish/Catholic relations 50 years later

CHARLESTON—It has been 50 years since the Second Vatican Council issued Nostra Aetate, the statement that rejected the false teaching that the Jewish people are responsible for the death of Christ. For 2,000 years, Jews labored under the charge of deicide, creating a climate of hatred and contempt that led to unspeakable acts of persecution, […]

Van Name receives Catholicity Award for unwavering devotion

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—As Karin Van Name lifted Isabella into the air, she smiled and shared a secret with the 3-month-old: she was going to be an older sister to a brand new foster baby. Then, still smiling, she shared another secret: “I did hesitate this time because I know my daughter’s going to kill me,” […]

Help your children navigate the challenges to their faith

Dear Parents of 2015, I feel for you. I don’t think parenting has ever been easy — and I feel personally responsible for helping my own parents take several years off their time in purgatory — but in the past few months I’ve been especially sympathetic to the difficult topics the world has been throwing […]

Clean of Heart advocate honored

COLUMBIA—Cathy Hood-Pittenger’s tireless work for the homeless in the Midlands garnered high accolades recently. She was named a Community Builder by WIS-TV and Mungo Homes, and was featured on a WIS news broadcast Aug. 28. Hood-Pittenger serves as client advocate at Clean of Heart, a Catholic Charities program that provides laundry services for homeless men […]

Sister Kathy takes on role to educate church laity

CHARLESTON—Church personnel, just by the nature of their jobs, are often expected to know the answers to all manner of questions regarding the faith. They are queried about the sacraments, the Liturgy, the readings and more. It is a level of knowledge that requires continual education. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone hopes to provide that education […]

The eternal flame

A distinguishing feature of any Catholic church is its tabernacle. Meaning “dwelling place” in Hebrew, the tabernacle may be made of diverse elements and found in different parts of a church, but always features a prominent light nearby. In the Old Testament, the tabernacle was first edified by the Israelites in the desert. After being […]

Life Chains link prayerful protesters across state

October is Respect Life month. Out of the many events designed to call awareness to a culture of life is the annual Life Chain. They will be held on Oct. 4 in most cities unless otherwise noted. Find one near you: AIKEN—118 Bypass (Rudy Mason Hwy.) at 183 Old Wagener Road, 2:50- 4 p.m.; Rhonda […]

DHEC cites abortion clinics for violations, suspends two

COLUMBIA—The future of two of South Carolina’s three abortion clinics is uncertain after state health officials suspended their licenses on Sept. 11. Clinics in Columbia and Greenville were cited by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control with violations of state law and given until Sept. 28 to make required improvements or face […]

BE’s oldest alum tells tales from the early years

CHARLESTON—At 101 years old, Mary Agnes McGorty Pattillo is the oldest living graduate of Bishop England High School. One year older than her alma mater, Mrs. Pattillo is scheduled to be a guest of honor at the upcoming Mass to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary. She is hopeful she can attend, but is still recovering […]

United under one roof: Bishop Guglielmone blesses the new diocesan pastoral center

CHARLESTON—The week of Sept. 13 was truly an historic occasion for the Diocese of Charleston as Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone brought all its members together to participate in the blessing of the new pastoral center. Employees, religious brothers and sisters, priests, deacons and community members were included in the week-long grand opening celebration complete with […]

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