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Bishop Guglielmone to ordain 15 deacons on Feb. 11

GOOSE CREEK—After nearly a decade on hiatus, the diaconate program is enjoying a blessing of bountiful renewal. Last year, 35 men were ordained into the permanent diaconate, and soon, another batch will enter the ministry. On Feb. 11, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will ordain 15 men to the permanent diaconate at Immaculate Conception Church, followed […]


‘Stand for What You Believe In’ is theme for national day of prayer

NEW YORK—For the 29th year in a row, people of all faiths are urged to observe a national day of prayer for the African-American family on Feb. 5 as part of Black History Month, which is observed every February. The tradition of declaring the first Sunday of February as the prayer day was begun in […]


Is an ethic of non-violence Catholic?

For years Catholics have been beset by conflict when it comes to matters of war and peace. On one hand, we have a long-standing just war tradition — dating from St. Augustine in the late 4th and early 5th centuries A.D., developed by St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, and further refined by the […]


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Reject inertia and reach out to the afflicted, pope says

VATICAN CITY—When it comes to helping the poor, the marginalized and refugees, Pope Francis urged Catholics not to mimic the “Mannequin Challenge” by just looking on, frozen and immobile. The video version of his prayer intention for February begins with a street scene of people doing a “Mannequin Challenge,” the viral internet craze in which […]


Bishops say refugee ban raises deep concerns over religious freedom

WASHINGTON—The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Jan. 31 expressed solidarity with the Muslim community and expressed deep concern over religious freedom issues they said President Donald Trump’s refugee ban raises. Trump’s executive memorandum of Jan. 27 “has generated fear and untold anxiety among refugees, immigrants and others throughout the faith community in the United […]


Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

WASHINGTON—The chairmen of two bishops’ committees expressed disappointment Feb. 1 over President Donald Trump’s decision to retain a 2014 executive order by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, that bans federal discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity against federal employees and workers for federal government contractors. Trump’s action is “troubling and […]


Religious education leaders receive recognition for service

CHARLESTON—The diocesan office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation honored some of its longtime members during a Celebration of Parish Catechetical leaders held at the Diocese of Charleston’s Pastoral Center on Jan. 18. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass for the group at the Holy Family Chapel, then attended a luncheon at the Pastoral Center, where […]


Pope Francis: Live in joyful expectation of embracing God

VATICAN CITY—Christian hope isn’t about believing in something that may or may not come true, like hoping tomorrow’s weather will be pleasant, Pope Francis said. “Christian hope is the expectation of something that already has been fulfilled and that certainly will be attained for each one of us,” that is, knowing Christ died and is […]


Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Gorsuch is a man the country needs, Trump said in announcing his nominee the evening of Jan. 31. He added that his pick for the high […]


Putting down roots

MOUNT PLEASANT—Members of St. Clare of Assisi parish on Daniel Island took another step forward on Jan. 10. Installing signs at their building site are Bill Stevens, Tom Richards and Father Gregory West, pastor. The parish expects to break ground in 2019.


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Feb 24All Day State Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
All Day Hoops for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
All Day Diocese Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
All Day Box Tops Due
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
7:00 pm Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Feb 25All Day Diocese Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
All Day School Auction
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
All Day 2017 BAA Follow Up Weekend
From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
9:00 am Face to Face Registration
From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
10:00 am Oracion Cristiana #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
2:30 pm Oracion Cristiana #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
5:00 pm Statewide College Retreat Closing Mass/Liturgy - Buckridge Plantation
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office