Diocese of Charleston

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Priest pleads guilty to federal child sex exploitation charges

Aug 11, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Jamie Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias entered a guilty plea on charges of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal... Read more


Priest who served in Diocese of Charleston charged with sexual abuse of 11-year-old girl 

Jan 9, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Jaime Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias, a visiting priest from Chile who served in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, has been... Read more

Father Jacques Fabre-Jeune, who will be consecrated and installed as Bishop of Charleston May 13, 2022.

Charleston's new bishop will draw on experiences with diverse cultures

May 12, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The bishop-elect of Charleston is set to become the first Black bishop in the diocese’s 200-year history when he is... Read more

Firing squad

Charleston diocese: Making death-row inmate choose means of execution is 'barbarism'

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

After the South Carolina Supreme Court set a date for the execution of Richard Moore, the Diocese of Charleston stated... Read more

Father Jacques Fabre, C.S., who was appointed Bishop of Charleston Feb. 22, 2022.

Charleston's next bishop aims for unity

Feb 22, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop-elect Jacques Fabre of Charleston spoke of his desire for unity in a divided time during an introductory press conference... Read more

Bishop-elect Jacques Fabre speaks at the Eucharistic Congress in Atlanta in 2017.

Pope Francis appoints Father Jacques Fabre as new bishop of Charleston

Feb 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 66-year-old bishop-elect was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina

Bishop of Charleston prohibits confirmation, anointing of the sick in ‘Tridentine Form’

Nov 22, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Priests in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. may no longer administer confirmation or the anointing of the sick in Latin... Read more

St. Clare’s Home in Greenville County, South Carolina

Charleston bishop blesses new crisis maternity home

Aug 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The bishop of Charleston on Wednesday blessed a new home for women experiencing a crisis pregnancy in South Carolina. Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese 'extremely disappointed' with law recommencing executions

May 17, 2021

South Carolina on Monday became the fourth state to officially sanction the use of the firing squad as a method... Read more

Charleston diocese dismayed at South Carolina legislature’s attempt to resume executions

May 6, 2021

The Diocese of Charleston expressed its dismay Thursday after the South Carolina state House passed a bill effectively allowing the... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

May 5, 2021

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the... Read more

Catholic school students. CNA file photo.

Charleston diocese sues South Carolina for barring Covid-relief funds from private schools

Apr 15, 2021

The Diocese of Charleston filed a suit against South Carolina on Wednesday challenging the state’s “Blaine Amendment”, which prohibits public... Read more

Bishop Robert Guglielmone.

Charleston bishop cleared by Vatican over abuse claim

Dec 8, 2020

The Bishop of Charleston, SC, has been cleared of accusations of sexual abuse by the Vatican, the diocese announced Sunday.  Read more

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston.

Charleston bishop stepping back to fight accusation

Aug 20, 2019

The bishop of Charleston, South Carolina announced he will reduce his public appearances after being named in a lawsuit filed in... Read more

Teacher fired for abortion rights social media posts sues Catholic school in SC

Jul 11, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A teacher at a Catholic school in South Carolina whose contract was not renewed because of her posts on Facebook... Read more

Members of Congress hold a prayer circle for Charleston shooting victims outside the White House, June 18, 2015.

After mass shooting horror, S.C. Catholics mourn with Charleston church

Jun 18, 2015

A mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C. drew prayers and sympathy from the state’s Catholics, aghast... Read more