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Black Catholic ministries examine ways to reach their youth

COLUMBIA—Keeping youth and young adults active in the faith is a challenge being faced by the Church overall, and it is one that especially hits home for black Catholics in South Carolina. Members of historically African-American parishes are proud of their vibrant faith and heritage, but also concerned about dwindling numbers of young people in […]

Priest-doctor aims to heal both body and soul

MIAMI—One vocation has him tending to the physically sick; his other vocation has him tending to the spiritually ill. But when it comes to working with the homeless and poor in Miami and elsewhere, it usually involves both body and soul for Father Scott Francis Binet, MD. A consecrated religious in perpetual vows with the […]

Bishop speaks about ongoing efforts to protect children

CHARLESTON—On Oct. 8, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone issued a statement to priests about “Child Protection and Sexual Abuse Allegations within the Diocese of Charleston”, with instructions to inform all parishioners about actions taken in the diocese. The bishop asked that the information be shared in church bulletins. “A lot of folks have written and indicated […]

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Working alongside migrant laborers prepares seminarians for priesthood

YAKIMA, Wash.–Seminarian John Washington was looking for a summer cultural experience as he prepared to end his academic year at Chicago’s Mundelein Seminary and he found it in an agricultural field in central Washington. The seminarian from the Archdiocese of Atlanta spent his summer tending to Washington state’s bountiful apple trees, speaking “field Spanish” with […]

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Pain management, palliative care negates calls for assisted suicide

A nurse speaks about the push for assisted suicide and how it goes against the very fabric of her commitment to help patients and the medical pledge to do no harm. Video by the Patients Rights Action Fund. For more on this topic, visit

Pets, and their owners, receive joyful blessings

Dogs, cats and rats, plus turtles, fish and more received blessings during a multitude of ceremonies held in honor of the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals. Karen Durand, principal of St. John School in North Charleston, organized a blessing of the animals in the forest at Charles Towne Landing […]

Taking a stand for life in the sand and on the street

SOUTH CAROLINA—People have mobilized to participate in Respect Life Month activities. Advocates of all ages stood silently along major roads around the state Oct. 7 for Life Chains. They were holding signs that read “Life — the first Inalienable Right,”  “Pray to End Abortion,” “El Aborto Mata Ninos,” “El aborto lastima a las Mujeres,” and […]

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Spreading the message of life through cupcakes

CHARLESTON—National Pro-life Cupcake Day on Oct. 9 is a sweet way to raise awareness and evangelize the message of life. To celebrate this day during Respect Life Month, the Daughters of St. Paul in Charleston share their cupcake decorating session and the importance of God’s gift. Video by Juanita Bustamante/Miscellany

Winds blow and waters rise

Hurricane Florence caused trees to fall on homes, business places to be ruined beyond repair, and floods to inundate parks, residential neighborhoods, and whole towns. Meanwhile, people in places other than North and South Carolina dealt with malnutrition, disease, gas explosions, and wild fires. In coming months, northern climates will deal with blizzards. Some frozen […]

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