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Happy Independence Day!
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Americans have long embraced our heritage of freedom and religious liberty as essential to our understanding of life in the United States. Our faith praises this fundamental liberty, our first and most cherished, that emboldens each of us to fully express our faith without fear of persecution. We can be Catholic and American at the same time, without any contravention of belief – instead these two identities are complementary and all-embracing of one another.
This Independence Day let us pray for one another, for the strengthening of our common bond as Americans, and for those around the world that do not enjoy the fullness of our freedoms. May the Lord guide us all as we work to build the Kingdom of God in each of our homes and in our nation as we continue to work for a more perfect union and justice for all. I will pray for you; and please pray for me.
May God continue to bless the United States of America!
In Christ’s Love,
Most Rev. Jacques Fabre-Jeune, C.S.
Bishop of Charleston - July 4, 2022
SC annual budget includes St. Clare's Home
We are excited to announce that 2022-2023 S.C. state budget includes a $200,000 earmark for St. Clare's Home, our maternity care facility located in Greenville County.
St. Clare's provides pregnant women experiencing crisis a real and loving alternative to abortion. The home has provided a safe space for several mothers and five beautiful babies since its opening on Aug. 11, 2021.
The state funding will actively help to restore hope and save lives – the mission of St. Clare's. We look forward to serving those who are most in need of our love and support in a post-Roe world, and we thank our Catholic legislators and Gov. Henry McMaster for championing this funding.
May we all continue to recognize the importance of working to serve vulnerable women and their children.
Message from the Diocese of Charleston - June 29, 2022
Fetal Heartbeat Act is law in SC!
Yesterday, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson confirmed that the Fetal Heartbeat Act is now in effect in our state after a year and a half of defending it in Federal Court. Wilson released the following statement:
"The Heartbeat Law is now in effect. Once Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, the decision on legally protecting the lives of unborn babies was returned to the states, so there was no longer any basis for blocking South Carolina's Heartbeat Law. Our state is now carrying out a government's most sacred and fundamental duty, protecting life."
The Fetal Heartbeat Act outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It requires abortion doctors to:
We praise God for this protection of the unborn in the Palmetto State. The Catholic Church pledges continued work for all mothers and children in need of support and love.
Message from the Diocese of Charleston - June 28, 2022
To the Faithful in South Carolina
The tragedies that we face as a nation are incredibly painful for all citizens but are particularly grievous for those who are closely connected. We have seen lives taken in the past week in a cycle which has become destructively commonplace — 10 innocent people grocery shopping in Buffalo, four teenagers in Newberry in our Columbia Deanery, 19 children and two teachers in a Texas school, a Christian community celebrating in California — all ordinary citizens going about their lives which then ended abruptly, needlessly and senselessly.
Each of us must sincerely pray for those affected by these painful moments of deep tragedy. And then, in addition to our prayer, we must as a Catholic, Christian community, and from the depths of our hearts, seek deliberate solutions to end the epidemic of evil, the culture of death, and act to save lives and convert hearts. Fortunately, we are not alone in our pain or in our hope.
Let us be intentional and ask the intercessions of the saints and our Blessed Mother to wrap these families and communities in the loving arms of her Son. Then, let us work together, my brothers and sisters, as a unitive force against the adversary and toward the good of all people.
In Christ’s Love,
Most Rev. Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS
Bishop of Charleston - May 26, 2022
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