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Pope prays for victims of Guatemala volcano disaster

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis sent condolences to Guatemala after a horrific volcanic eruption left more than 60 people dead. In a June 5 telegram addressed to Archbishop Nicolas Thevenin, apostolic nuncio of Guatemala, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said the pope was “profoundly grieved upon learning the sad news of the violent eruption of […]


Annual audit of church’s abuse allegations shows cautious improvement

WASHINGTON—The 15th annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” shows a decrease in allegations of clergy sex abuse from the two previous years but also indicates the need for continued vigilance since charges were raised by more than 650 adults and 24 minors. The […]


Meisners turn dream trip to Alaska into spiritual journey

COLUMBIA—With summer right around the corner, many people are planning vacations, with theme parks, beaches and campgrounds some of the most popular destinations. Those who don’t have young children to amuse or who have already had their fill of such attractions might want to consider something a little different — a vacation and pilgrimage wrapped […]


Baptist congregation votes Jesus statue out for being ‘too Catholic’

LEXINGTON—Jesus is being evicted from a South Carolina church, and he must be out by the end of the month. Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington has voted to remove a  statue of Christ and its accompanying reliefs after 11 years, because they are believed to be too “Catholic in nature”. The white, hand-carved statue […]


Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $197,500 through the Immigrant Families Initiative

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to announce the 2018 Immigrant Families Initiative grants totaling $197,500 to 13 organizations serving South Carolina’s immigrant and refugee populations. Immigrants represent nearly 5 percent of South Carolina’s total population and research shows these individuals make multiple contributions to the state’s economy by sharing business, […]


Vietnamese community celebrates feast of Our Lady of La Vang

GREER—Vietnamese Catholics from the Palmetto State joined Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone for a Marian celebration at Our Lady of La Vang Church. The feast day tribute to Mary is an important one for members of the Vietnamese community, said Maryanne Nguyen, a parishioner at Our Lady of La Vang. “For us, Marianism is a very […]


Dominican Sister Barbara Hubbard dies at 87

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN—Dominican Sister Barbara Hubbard, formerly known as Sister Alice Josepha Hubbard, died on May 18, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 87, and in the 67th year with the Adrian Dominican Congregation. The Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Catherine Chapel on May 23, with burial in the congregation cemetery. Sister […]


Deacon Rhett Williams to be ordained June 8

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain Deacon Rhett Butler Williams to the priesthood on June 8 at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St. He will celebrate his first Mass at the Cathedral on June 10 at 11:15 a.m. Born and raised in the Charleston area, Deacon Williams is […]


Touzeau, Onate Vargas are called to lead the flock

Hope and joy were common threads that ran throughout St. Mary Church on May 18 as people celebrated the Rite of Ordination for two new deacons, Francisco Javier Onate Vargas and Jimmy Touzeau. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was the celebrant of the ordination, which was witnessed by hundreds of worshipers. Seminarians Onate Vargas and Touzeau […]


St. Philip Neri becomes the latest to add Byzantine worship

FORT MILL—Access to the Byzantine style of worship in South Carolina continues to grow. A mission was recently established in the Rock Hill area by the Byzan­tine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, N.J. Since Jan. 6, crowds ranging from 40 to 90 people have met on Satur­days in the parish life building at St. Philip Neri […]


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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate