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Former South Carolina priest sentenced to 21 years in prison over child sex abuse

Feb 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Jamie Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias “was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison” following his conviction. Read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, speaks to guests gathered at New Beginnings Church in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Oct. 23, 2023, in Chicago.

Sen. Tim Scott, in EWTN interview, discusses his faith, support for 15-week abortion ban

Oct 25, 2023

By Lauretta Brown

The GOP presidential hopeful also praised Catholic schools and called for a “smart” border wall. Read more


South Carolina Supreme Court upholds ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban: ‘Life is winning’

Aug 23, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The ruling ended a circuit court’s injunction that had temporarily blocked the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act. Read more


State judge blocks South Carolina’s 6-week abortion ban 

May 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A South Carolina judge temporarily blocked the state’s recently passed six-week “heartbeat” abortion ban on May 26. Read more


South Carolina signs six-week ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill into law

May 25, 2023

By CNA Staff

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill Thursday prohibiting abortion after six weeks of pregnancy that goes into effect... Read more

South Carolina State House .   Credit: Real Window Creative/Shutterstock

Republicans help defeat abortion bans in S.C. and Nebraska

Apr 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Pro-life bills that would have restricted abortion in Nebraska and South Carolina failed to pass their state legislatures on Thursday. 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

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

May 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and... 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

As heartbeat bill passes key hurdle, Charleston diocese welcomes progress

Jan 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

A proposed South Carolina ban on abortion after an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected has won approval from the... Read more

Rape, incest exemptions restored to South Carolina abortion ban

Nov 6, 2019

As the South Carolina legislature considers a bill that would ban most abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable,... Read more

Exemptions for rape, incest removed from South Carolina abortion bill

Oct 24, 2019

A senate subcommittee in South Carolina has removed two exemptions from a fetal heartbeat bill, which would ban abortions after... Read more

South Carolina lawmakers plan to advance pro-life bills

Dec 4, 2018

Several lawmakers in South Carolina have announced they will introduce pro-life bills in the state’s upcoming legislative session, set to... Read more

Planned Parenthood sues after South Carolina bans Medicaid funds for abortion clinics

Aug 1, 2018

Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit challenging a South Carolina executive order barring Medicaid funds from going toward any health... Read more

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South Carolina governor ends funding of abortion clinics

Aug 27, 2017

In an executive order issued Aug. 25, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster directed state agencies to stop funding abortion clinics... Read more