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Winds blow and waters rise

Hurricane Florence caused trees to fall on homes, business places to be ruined beyond repair, and floods to inundate parks, residential neighborhoods, and whole towns. Meanwhile, people in places other than North and South Carolina dealt with malnutrition, disease, gas explosions, and wild fires. In coming months, northern climates will deal with blizzards. Some frozen […]


Sidewalk art chalks up a pro-life message for all to see

CHARLESTON—Students at Bishop England High School spent their morning Oct. 2 decorating the campus sidewalks with pro-life messages inscribed in chalk. The artistry was a celebration of National Pro-Life Chalk Day, which is one of many events reminding people of the sanctity of all life during October, which is Respect Life Month. Check out upcoming […]


‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month

WASHINGTON—Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, which calls Catholics “to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between,” said the chairman of the bishops’ pro-life committee. For this year’s pro-life observance “we become even […]


As floodwaters recede, residents take stock of damage

Two weeks after Hurricane Florence hit, record floodwaters produced by the storm are beginning to recede and residents along the South Carolina coast are beginning to take stock of the damage. Some major roads in Horry County and other areas are opening up, and relief work is continuing. As of Sept. 28, Horry County had […]


Clean of Heart opens in Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH—Homeless people along the Grand Strand now have a permanent place where they can wash their clothes and enjoy a hot shower. Catholic Charities has officially opened the newest branch of its popular Clean of Heart program in Myrtle Beach. The outreach, which offers laundry services and showers for homeless men and women, first […]


Growing Simpsonville church to build new parish life complex

SIMPSONVILLE—When Deacon Ivan and Peggy Hawk moved to the Greenville area from Vermont three years ago, they immediately joined St. Mary Magdalene Church and several of the parish’s 80-plus ministries — a number that now tops 90. That participation soon led the couple, joined by many others, to discuss ways to adequately address current and […]



Life Chain set for Oct. 7

Life Chain, the annual silent, prayerful abortion protest along roadsides, will be held Oct. 7 around the state. The peaceful and public witness takes place for 60 minutes or more and participants hold provided signs and pray for the nation to end abortion. For more information about Life Chains in South Carolina, contact the Diocese […]


Pro-life leader encourages supporters to keep the momentum

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The 40 Days for Life 2018 fall campaign began on Wednesday, claiming groups in a record 415 cities are taking part. “The momentum in the pro-life movement is ours to keep or lose,” Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life, said Sept. 23. “We are going all in this fall.” “We have received […]


Pet blessings will be held to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, churches and schools across the diocese will hold animal blessings on or near his feast day, which is celebrated Oct. 4. Check out the listings below for a blessing near you. CHARLESTON—St. John, Blessed Sacrament, Summerville Catholic, Divine Redeemer, and Nativity schools will all participate in the […]


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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
    From the Calendar of Diaconate