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Thousands gather at Statehouse to pay respects to Sen. Clementa Pinckney

COLUMBIA—The crowd that poured onto the Capitol grounds to mourn Sen. Clementa Pinckney on June 24 was a tribute not just to him, but to each of the victims shot at Emanuel AME Church last week. Thousands of mourners stood together for hours on a brutally hot day, waiting patiently for the chance to pay […]


Photos: South Carolinians unite in prayer after Charleston shooting

Wednesday, June 24 Above, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, at left, helps Barbara Thompson, from Manning, SC, while she struggled in the heat during the nearly 2 1/2 hour wait in line to view Senator Clementa C. Pinckney inside the state capital building. Sen. Pinckney was one of nine people shot and killed at Emanuel AME […]


Bishop Guglielmone offers prayers after church shooting in Charleston

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston released the following statement today regarding the June 17 shooting of nine people at Emanuel AME Church. “I am deeply saddened by the mass murder that occurred at Emanuel AME Church. The inside of any church is a sanctuary. When a person enters, he or she […]


Alumni bid farewell to Cardinal Newman School’s old campus

COLUMBIA—Mike Gonzales flew all the way from Chicago to spend a few last hours at his high school. He joined about 200 other people who flocked to Cardinal Newman School on June 6 for the “Farewell to Forest Drive” event that offered alumni, faculty and staff a chance to say goodbye to the school they […]


Prayer breakfast

COLUMBIA—St. Martin de Porres 2015 Rosary Altar Society Prayer Breakfast was held June 6 at the Columbia Hilton Garden Inn. Prayers were offered by Sister Roberta Fulton, Doris Trezevant, Bernetha Henry (chair of event), Whitnee Pygatt (program designer), and Yvonne Pygatt (president).



Picnic at St. Francis

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Parishioners of St. Francis by the Sea Church line-dance during their annual picnic on May 17 at Honey Horn Plantation. The theme was “Together Let’s Celebrate.” Over 650 people attended. The attractions included a train ride, bouncy house, trike races, corn hole, food and conversation.


The style divergence

The recent ordination of two priests gave us the opportunity to reflect upon the kinds of vestments used in the liturgy. Like any worn article, it should be noted that liturgical vestments come in all shapes, sizes and styles. This is true for the chasuble, the outer-most vestment worn by priests. Coming from the Latin […]


Father Kirby passes the reins to Father Good

When Father Jeffrey Kirby was first appointed as vicar of vocations, the whole field was on the brink of a huge national shift in how it approached discernment. Before, vocations departments were there in the background, to help guide young men once they decided to become priests. But as numbers dwindled and priests began to […]


Blessing the planes

COLUMBIA—Father Andrew Vollkommer, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Chapin, blesses aircraft on April 26 at Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport as part of its 85th anniversary celebration.


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