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A story of charity, a mission of mercy

SOUTH CAROLINA—In an effort to “wake up the world” to the faith of men and women religious, Pope Francis called for a celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life to begin Nov. 30 and close Feb. 2, 2016. To honor the women religious who have dedicated their lives to the service of God, The Catholic […]


Be mediators of God’s goodness, Bishop says

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we approach this wonderful national holiday we call Thanksgiving, we reflect on a year that has been difficult in so many ways. We can certainly think of our economy that is still struggling, families in situations that challenge them, a world situation of terrorism and violence, and all […]



Father Charles Day, a retired diocesan priest, dies at 83

MAULDIN—Father Charles J. Day, a retired priest for the Diocese of Charleston, died Oct. 19. He was 83. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 30 at St. Peter Church in Beaufort. The burial with military honors was in Beaufort National Cemetery. Father Day was born July 2, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa., the only […]


SCCCW offers opportunity to have a voice in faith

Maria Stephens of Charleston wanted to say no when she was asked to join the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women 20 years ago. “I said I’m a young mom, I don’t have time, talent or money,” she said. “They talked me into it, and I soon discovered I did have some time and some […]


New appointments for Fathers Sotek and Boyle

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced the following priestly appointments for the Diocese of Charleston. Effective Oct. 10, 2014: Rev. Marek Sotek, new to the Diocese of Charleston, is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton. Effective Nov. 1, 2014: Rev. Michael G. Boyle, Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Magdalene Church in […]



PAIA pow wow

COURT—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Chief Gene Norris of the Piedmont American Indian Associa­tion Lower Eastern Chero­kee Nation discuss St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint of North America, at the association’s annual Pow Wow on Sept. 27. Marianne Stoddard, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, said the tribal and […]


Adornos raise funds to help their Filipino house rebuild after typhoon

Sometimes big storms also bring big blessings. That is a lesson Adorno Father Teodoro “Ted” Kalaw has learned in recent weeks. He has been organizing fundraising efforts statewide to repair damage to his order’s Theology House in Lipa City, Philippines, which was hit by Typhoon Glenda in mid-July. Father Kalaw, parochial vicar at Jesus Our […]


Fiesta an opportunity to share traditions

COLUMBIA—Anna Tovar of Johns Island saw her two children bring their heritage to life on a recent Saturday. Her daughter Kimberly, 14, and son Ray, 12, both belong to “Danza de Holy Spirit,” a traditional Mexican dance group based at Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island and led by parishioners Guillermo and Maria Luisa Macias. […]


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    May 237:00 pm Confirmation - Sacred Heart - Gaffney - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    7:30 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 24All Day 2nd Semester Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Semester Exams (4th and 3rd)
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day 8th Grade Exams
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    All Day Middle School Exam Week
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day 4K End of Year Picnic
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Last Day of 5K Classes
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    All Day Final Exams
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day 8th Grade Graduation
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    All Day MAP Testing
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    All Day 8th Grade Graduation
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    All Day 7th and 8th Grade Final Exams
    From the Calendar of Nativity Charleston
    8:00 am Baccalaureate Mass
    From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
    9:15 am Underclassmen Honors Convocation
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    All Day Eighth Grade Exams
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    7:00 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Mariologia #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Confirmation - St. Paul - Spartanburg - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    May 25All Day 2nd Semester Exams
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston