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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