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Bishop Guglielmone appoints Father Droze as additional vicar general

CHARLESTON—On April 30, Father Anthony Droze, pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in North Myrtle Beach, will join Msgr. Richard Harris as a vicar general for the Diocese of Charleston. Father Raymond Leonard will move from his position as parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton to become the new administrator of Our […]


Pro-life vigil makes impact on Good Friday

CHARLESTON—A group of pro-life advocates stood in a light drizzle on Good Friday, March 30, to participate in a prayer vigil held in remembrance of the victims of abortion. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina spoke to the crowd gathered outside Planned Parenthood, calling on everyone to continue prayers to […]


Pro-life concerns hit home

Those of us who are of a certain vintage may recall that much of what drove U.S. participation in the Vietnam War was the very persuasive domino theory. The theory was that, like a line of upright dominos, the fall of one Southeast Asian nation to Communist control would accelerate the fall of others, even […]


When can you cease artificial nutrition?

Q: A while ago, I had an elderly family member in the hospital. She was dying and I was encouraged to stop the artificial nutrition and hydration. I agreed with the doctors. We stopped everything and she died soon afterwards. I saw a recent article that said this was euthanasia. How can this be euthanasia if […]


Byzantines open two more missions in S.C.

BLYTHEWOOD—Two new missions have been established in South Carolina to serve Byzantine Catholics and those interested in the Byzantine Mass, also known as the Divine Liturgy. Bishop Bohdan Danylo of the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, visited the state March 17-18 to establish the Holy Cross Eastern Catholic Mission based at Transfiguration Church […]


Church will welcome thousands of new Catholics at Easter Vigil Masses

WASHINGTON—Dioceses across the country will welcome thousands of people into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil liturgy on the evening of March 31. As the culmination of the Easter Triduum, the vigil celebrates the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. While people can become Catholic at any time of the year, the Easter Vigil is […]


Good Friday prepares us to carry the cross to heavenly reward

We live in some difficult times. As we look at our world and all the misery of poverty that so many people endure and the constant threat of war and violence, it is not difficult to reflect on the Passion of Jesus and how we too in so many ways are challenged to accept the cross […]


Students ‘storm the heavens’ with prayers for peace

For Catholic schools, prayer has always been a powerful tool, and it is one they put to use as an alternative to the National School Walkout on March 14. “As a Catholic school, we believe that prayer is extremely powerful, and that change can come about through prayer,” said Collin Kerr, a senior at Bishop […]


The significance of Holy Thursday

Except for the resurrection on Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly one of the most important, complex, and profound days of celebration in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood. During the Last Supper, […]


Mass of the Oils offers powerful message

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone urged priests and the faithful gathered for the annual chrism Mass to focus on the spiritual nourishment offered by the Eucharist. The ceremony was held March 27 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. It is also known as the Mass of the Oils, and in the Diocese of Charleston […]


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Apr 209:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - St. Anne and St. Jude at St. Anne - Sumter
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 21 Silent Auction and Dinner Event
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
12th Annual School Gala
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
Gala
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 23 Early Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
2:00 pm Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
2:00 Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
Faculty In-service
From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 25 ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville