- May 15, 2021
Private schools and colleges asked a federal judge Monday to strike down the provision in South Carolina’s constitution that bars public money for private and religious schools, saying the 1895 measure is discriminatory.
A group of private schools is suing South Carolina, saying the racist past of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting spending public money on religious or private schools means it should be overturned.
Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston said a Vatican investigation into a sexual abuse allegation against him “has no semblance of truth and is thus unfounded” in a letter to the priests of the diocese.
Bishop Michael Bransfield has issued an apology two years after resigning amid allegations of sexual and financial misconduct. The diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said he has repaid $441,000.
For those who know the scrapes and scars of ministry, a diocesan anniversary is an occasion to give public thanks to God and to reinvigorate energies and efforts toward a deeper commitment.
The four Daughters of St. Paul who live and work on Charleston’s King Street closed up their books and media store like normal May 30. Around 10 p.m., however, the sound of shouting alerted them that it was not going to be a normal night.
Three new communities of women religious are bringing their missions of evangelization through helping others to the Diocese of Charleston.