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Caleb Borick advances to nationals in piano competition

CHARLESTON — Caleb Borick, 14, will travel to Baltimore, Md., in March to compete in the 2017 MTNA National Competition. Caleb, the son of Carl and Susan Borick, earned this opportunity after winning the Southern Division of the MTNA Piano Competition Junior Per­formance. A homeschooled freshman, Caleb has been studying piano for nine years and […]


Awards are ‘a great reminder of the call to serve’

CHARLESTON—On a January day that felt like spring, eight South Carolin­ians were honored for being living witnesses to their faith. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone bestowed papal honors from Pope Francis at a vespers service held Jan. 15 in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Family members and friends of the honorees, many of whom […]


USCCB leaders stand in defense of all faiths in response to executive order on refugees

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, issued a joint statement regarding the recent executive order on the new refugee policy announced by President Donald Trump this past Friday. President Trump’s executive order suspends the […]


National march, events around country honor unborn

WASHINGTON—Prayer vigils, special Masses and rallies were held to mark the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. For people in the Diocese of Charleston who attended the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., it was an expression of hope in the future; a feeling that abortion can be turned around, […]


School choice initiatives gain momentum

WASHINGTON—School choice initiatives are no longer at the back of the class raising their hand and never getting called on. Today, they are taking a front seat in education circles, state assemblies and even Washington politics. Vouchers, tax credits and education savings accounts — earning more state approval in recent years and optimistically looking for […]


Bishops urge all faiths to end the practice of ‘othering’

COLUMBIA—Bishop Herman Yoos of the South Carolina Synod of the Evan­gelical Lutheran Church in America told the crowd that during times of national division, Christians have no choice but to reconcile with each other, overcome differences and join together to proclaim Christ’s mes­sage. “If ever there was time when we need to be compelled toward […]


Students and staff are thrilled to be at home in new school

MYRTLE BEACH—As Catholic Schools Week approaches, students at the Diocese of Charleston’s newest high school are finally home. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School’s students, faculty and staff officially moved into the new building at 1300 Carolina Forest Blvd. just before Christmas break on Dec. 16. Classes had been held in a nearby church […]


School staff’s quick actions help save life of child who had heart failure

INDIANAPOLIS—The fear flashes in their eyes again as the educators recall rushing to the child who was lifeless on the ground. In one moment, 11-year-old Ethan Velazquez raced across the playground at Holy Spirit School in Indianapolis, playing soccer with his friends. In the next moment, he collapsed — becoming immediately unresponsive, showing no signs […]


Pope Francis closes Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

VATICAN CITY—Divided Christians need to recognize the gifts God has given to other communities and learn from them “without waiting for the others to learn first,” Pope Francis said. Leading an ecumenical evening prayer service Jan. 25 for the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis said Christians must overcome the […]


Pro-life leaders praise House vote to make Hyde Amendment permanent

WASHINGTON—U.S. House passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, making the 41-year-old Hyde Amendment permanent, puts the country “one step closer to getting the federal government out of the business of paying for abortion once and for all,” said the president of National Right to Life. “Over 2 million Americans are alive today […]


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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
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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
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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
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All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
All Day 2017 BAA Follow Up Weekend
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9:00 am Face to Face Registration
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10:00 am Oracion Cristiana #4
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2:30 pm Oracion Cristiana #4
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5:00 pm Statewide College Retreat Closing Mass/Liturgy - Buckridge Plantation
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