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Canon law makes the mission possible

When Pope Francis announced upcoming changes to rules regarding marriage annulments, it turned a spotlight onto canon law. And though it might seem terribly abstract, in reality, canon law affects answers to nitty-gritty questions of our daily life. For example, can grandma be cremated when she dies? Are you allowed to get married on the […]


Godly ringtones

One feature church buildings of many Christian denominations have in common is some system of ringing chimes. From full towers to systems of electronic imitation, the sound of bells seems to be something that diverse traditions have preserved. One of the first mentions of using bells in the Christian milieu comes from St. Gregory of […]


Bishop England joins old and new with 100-year bash

CHARLESTON—In the end, the 100th anniversary of Bishop England High School brought the old and the new together on one campus and rekindled the sense of community that has forged a century of tradition. Events began Sept. 22 with a centennial Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. It was attended by a diverse crowd […]


‘Laudato Si’: What’s the controversy?

Poor Pope Francis. An awful lot of what he says gets misconstrued. With ‘Laudato Si’, the environmental encyclical, his comments on global warming and air conditioning opened the floodgates. On the first topic, one online source charged him with being a Communist, implying that he advocates totalitarian regulation of fossil fuel use. On the second, […]


Unwrap the gifts God has given to you

When Jim and I celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony last October, we received so many wonderful gifts. We left them all, unopened, at my parent’s house until November, when we returned to visit my sister and brother-in-law and their three young children. My niece and nephews arrived a few days before we did and […]


Valdez family brings home memories, lessons for lifetime

Managing three children under the age of six is a challenge any day, but doing so for a week among crowds of thousands is a gold standard of parenting. Brandi Valdez took it all in stride — and still managed to get a good view of Pope Francis in Philadelphia on Sept. 27. Valdez and […]


Willoughbys want to give the light of faith to all

“I just feel more alive!” That was Karen Willoughby’s response to her week in Philadelphia attending the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit. Her 14-year-old granddaughter Kaiya traveled with her. Both live in Myrtle Beach and attend St. James Church in Conway. Mrs. Willoughby said workshops, worship and sharing her faith with people […]


Couple receives surprise tickets to see the pope

Herman and Maria Cox of Lexington received the surprise of a lifetime when their daughter, Edna Rice, presented them with two tickets to the World Meeting of Families and the papal Mass. “She’s such a lovely girl,” Mrs. Cox said. Rice was able to obtain the tickets at the last-minute and gave them to her […]


China missionary Maryknoll nun dies

Sister Julia Hannigan, a Maryknoll nun, who came to China some seven decades ago, died in New York Aug. 15 of age related illness. She was 99 years. She was interred at the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Maryknoll Sisters Centre grounds in New York on August 21. A missionary to China, Sister Hannigan was […]


Pilgrims bring home lessons of love

Margaret Loignon boarded a bus home on Sept. 28 with one message going through her mind. “I’ve really learned that we can’t just continue with the status quo,” she said. “We have to get out there and shake up what we’ve been doing.” Loignon, who attends St. Mark Church in Newberry, made the trip to […]


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    Jan 199:00 am Ecumenical Prayer Service
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    7:00 pm Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 208:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Open House
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    2:00 p.m. Dismissal Teacher Inservice
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Jan 23 Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
    From the Calendar of Office of Pastoral Formation
    7:00 pm Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 24 Quarter 2 Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Candy Bar Sales begin
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School