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Reactions strong to Knights regalia

The major uniform change re­cently announced by the Knights of Columbus has drawn a decidedly mixed reaction from its members. A change in the traditional regalia worn by the fraternal organization’s fourth-degree, or patriotic degree, was announced on Aug. 1 at the annual Supreme Convention in St. Louis. The tuxedos, capes and plumed chapeaus that […]


Bishop to offer Mass in response to deadly restaurant shooting

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone released a statement Aug. 24 expressing his sympathies to the family of the victim in the deadly restaurant shooting earlier that day, and announced that he would celebrate a special Mass. The Mass for Peace and Justice will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the […]


Vatican II liturgical reform ‘irreversible,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY—The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis said. “After this magisterium, after this long journey, we can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible,” Pope Francis told participants […]


In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, no food left, and children are dying

When people talk about potential famine, they mention South Sudan. But about 1 million people who live just over the border, in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, also face a food emergency. “I call it famine,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, retired bishop of El Obeid, Sudan. The “hunger the people are experiencing” in the Nuba Mountains […]


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Following a ‘Journey of Hope’ after divorce

The third Journey of Hope Conference took place in the Charleston Marriott Hotel on August 4 -6. Sponsored by the Office of Family Life of the Diocese of Charleston, the conference provided tools for healing and growing in faith to those who have experienced a divorce. Video/Miscellany/Juanita Bustamante


Bishops form new body to address the ‘sin of racism’ that ‘afflicts’ nation

WASHINGTON—Saying there is an urgent need to address the sin of racism in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, […]


Dougherty rows Intracoastal Waterway to share message of Fatima

JOHNS ISLAND—With each dip of his paddle blade in the water, Greg Dougherty elicits a prayer. He navigates a difficult journey with faith in God and trust in Mary. Dougherty is rowing a 19-foot canoe 1,400 miles from Miami to New York in the hopes of bringing attention to the centennial of Mary’s appearance to […]


What Mom, Dad, and Abuela sow

Sometimes data collection proves what we already know. We often hear grim (and true) statistics about the loss of youth and young adults to the practice of the faith. Often a rant follows about how the culture corrupts and corrodes. It’s easier to deal with the statistics if we can pin blame on something external. […]


Can one take Communion in non-Catholic churches?

Q. Periodically, I attend non-Catholic funerals during which every Christian is invited to receive Communion. Is it appropriate for Catholics to receive Communion in such instances? (Aiken, SC) A. This situation happens periodically in a pluralistic society where we are in the mix with other Christian communities and sometimes participate in their worship services, especially […]


Father J.P. Narichetti blooms where he is planted

MURRELLS INLET—Father Jesuprathap Narichetti, known as Father J.P. to people in the pews, has traveled a long distance to share the love of Christ. Faith has led him from the small village where he grew up in southern India to work as a priest thousands of miles from his home country. He was ordained on […]


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