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Happily married couples offer nuggets of wisdom

MURRELLS INLET—In 1949, Harry Noisette and Althea Johnson stood in the former St. Peter Church in downtown Charleston and pledged their love to each other at their wedding.  Seventy years later, Mr. and Mrs. Noisette stood up again on Feb. 10 at the annual Marriage Anniversary Celebration in St. Michael Church and renewed their vows. […]

Diocese supports Miracle Hill Ministries to protect religious freedom

The Diocese of Charleston has issued the following statement regarding religious freedom and Miracle Hill Ministries, the largest provider of foster families in South Carolina. The ministry has come under scrutiny for placing children only with Protestant families. “The Catholic Diocese of Charleston supports Miracle Hill Ministries’ ability to assist in placing vulnerable children in […]

Cruisin’ through Catholic Schools Week

Every day, all through the school year, there are reasons to celebrate education in the diocese. Student awards in academics and the arts. Sporting accomplishments. Faculty honors. Commitment to the faith. Stewardship efforts. Inclusion and leadership. Every school has so many reasons to be proud, and grateful to the parishes and communities that support them, […]

Heritage celebration focuses on contributions of Black Catholics

ORANGEBURG—Over 150 people, representing several of our historically African American parishes in the diocese, participated in a two-day celebration that focused on the gifts Black Catholics bring to the Church. Holy Trinity hosted the gathering, “Blessed Are the Peace Makers: Racism, Social Justice and the Genius of Black Spirituality”, sponsored by the Office of Ethnic […]

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Permanent diaconate flourishing as more men ordained

MURRELLS INLET—Sixteen new permanent deacons will be serving the Diocese of Charleston, and one man is now closer to the priesthood after being ordained to the transitional diaconate.  Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ordained the men at St. Michael Church on Feb. 9. The liturgy took place in front of hundreds of family and friends, many […]

An uncle who might just be an unheralded saint

My Uncle Howie Smith often shook his head in wonderment as he baffled new acquaintances with talk about becoming a husband, a father, and a grandfather, all  within six months. Then he would laugh and explain that he had been a lifelong bachelor until he was 55 when he married a widow with a teenage […]

The power to REBOOT comes from Christ’s love

COLUMBIA—Chris Stefanick uses a current turn of phrase to describe how true faith in Christ and His love envelops every part of our lives.  “There are no safe spaces in Christianity,” Stefanick told a large crowd at the Basilica of St. Peter on Jan. 24.  It was the second night of his REBOOT session, a […]

Pro-life advocates urged to stay on message

GREENVILLE—More than 100 pro-life advocates recently received guidance on how to more effectively advance the rights of the unborn. Laying out his pro-life defense Jan. 26 at the Speak Up for Life Conference, Scott Klusendorf, president of Life Training Institute, said many pro-life advocates have drifted from their core message, in part because of tactics […]

Beware: Scam artists are trying to fleece parish flocks

DIOCESE—Creative email scammers are now targeting churches in their ongoing efforts to separate innocent people from their money.  Several parishes in the Diocese of Charleston were recently targeted by unknown scammers who pretended to be the pastors asking parishioners for help.  On Jan. 21 and 22, several people at Transfiguration Church in Blythewood received text […]

Be the hands and feet of Christ by supporting ministries

With over 200,000 Catholics in the diocese, our faith community is bursting with possibilities. As brothers and sisters with a mission to share the Gospel, make disciples, and be Christ to each person we encounter, we are able to do so much as one family, but our job is ever-growing. The ministries supported each year […]

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