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Bishop Guglielmone makes new priests’ assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made several assignments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Father William S. Hearne, administrator of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Seneca and St. Francis Mission in Walhalla, was appointed pastor, effective June 1. Father H. Gregory West, in addition to his duties as pastor of St. Clare of […]


John Paul II School awards diplomas to its first class of seniors

RIDGELAND—This year, for 2017 commencements, the Diocese of Charleston had an extra graduation as the first class of seniors from John Paul II School crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. They are an eclectic group of 18 students with a wide range of personalities and strengths, but one thing they have in common is […]


Catholic Charities Save-A-Smile program, other outreach groups, earn Caritas awards

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the Spring 2017 grant cycle. These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.” Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting basic needs of underserved […]


Sisters of Charity foundation awards $230,000 in strategic grant funding

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its strategic grants for 2017. The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around strategic grants. These invitation-only grant awards provide the foundation an opportunity to comprehensively work with organizations to affect organizational and community impact at regional […]


Father Andrew Fryml finds peace in priestly service

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the standing-room-only crowd at the ordination of Father Andrew Fryml was a sign that the young man’s ministry is already having an impact. The bishop ordained his newest priest on June 9 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Over 40 other priests were there to support and lay […]


Jews and the Old Testament

Q: Do Jewish people call the first part of the Bible the Old Testament?  (Charlotte, NC) A: I’m very grateful to receive this question. Oftentimes, unintentionally, Christians can offend their Jewish neighbors by saying that they “only believe in the Old Testament.” While this might be a good summary of the Christian viewpoint, it can […]


A saint’s legacy and lives that matter

“Was  it about educating them for a better life, or was it more about saving their lives?” asked a woman at the lunch table set up in the lobby of the church on the corner of Hampton and Oak. “I think it was about both,” replied another. This conversation took place during the springtime Black […]


St. James raising funds to buy painting

WALTERBORO—It was just a 43-year-old Polaroid snapshot until Becky Lee (beckysart.com) put brush to canvas last year to create “Catholic Hill, First Communion.” Now the local community, which celebrated first Communion on May 7, is selling greeting cards of the painting as a fundraiser to purchase the original. It will be featured in the Colleton County […]


Charleston Catholic earns accolades

CHARLESTON—Emma Joyce and Lily Feingold, students at Charleston Catholic, won second and third, respectively, in the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Essay Contest. The topic was “The Importance of Religious Liberty”. Also, Charleston Catholic School earned the Community Pride Award for their work in beautifying the school and performing outstanding community service. The students painted oil drums […]


SSCM welcomes new associates

DANVILLE, Pa.—The Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius welcomed 11 new associates from the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., on May 7. Associate members share the faith, prayer, congregational spirituality, charism and mission of the sisters. The new associates serve with the sisters working in Bluffton and St. Helena Island. All of the new associates are active in […]


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