Carolina Catholic Professionals is a membership organization associated with Lucis Via Charities, Inc., a Charleston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
We serve to share the Good News of the Gospel through word and works by defending the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, providing a spiritual refuge for Catholic Laity and Christian believers, encouraging a rigorous intellectual and Godly examination of ideas, and providing Christ-informed service and charity to the community.
Our motto is Humanitas Christi: Christ’s People. We are joined in communion through our shared Catholic Christian faith and our calling to bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives. We are Christ’s people encountering the world.
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It is time for each of us to support
in South Carolina
We need Catholic Radio because our communities need Catholic Radio, and now, more than ever, Catholic Radio needs us!
Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.
1 Peter 3:15
Our culture today is in desperate need of "the way, the truth, and the life," that is Christ Jesus. Catholic Radio is the means by which anyone with a radio, a smart phone, or a computer modem can hear the Good News of the Gospel at any time of the day or night.
If we, as people of faith wish to do our part for souls thirsting for the water that only Jesus can give, "the water welling up to eternal life" (John 4:14) then we must support one of the greatest evangelization tools of our age. We must support Catholic Radio!
It's not enough to listen, we must give. Sirius is not local Catholic Radio. EWTN does not support financially local radio networks. Catholic Radio in South Carolina can only survive if we the Catholics and Christians of South Carolina support it.
Catholic Radio in South Carolina is desperate need of our support. The pandemic has placed a severe burden on their already threadbare operations. Catholic Radio needs each of us, now!
Voices from the CommunityMichael Tracy shares his life's journey and process of discernment that led him to the seminary.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
We humbly ask you to join us
We are a network of Catholics and Christians across the greater Charleston community.
We support our Church
We support each other
We bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives.
We stand together in quiet defiance to a culture that increasingly aspires to live without God.
We are comfortably, confidently Catholic
Peter Bleyer, MD,
South Carolina Catholic Medical Association
David Burt, Vice President/Architect, LS3P
Stephen Carson, Owner,
Level Footing Home Inspections
Site Director, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center
Barbara Denton, Founder, Camp Rise Above
Michael Duffy, U.S. District Court Judge of the District for South Carolina, Retired
Pamela Sue Evette,
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Rear Admiral James Flatley, U.S. Navy, Retired
Patrick Finneran, Principal,
Bishop England High School
Conor Gallagher, Author and Publisher
of Saint Benedict Press and TAN Books
Robert Hagood Chief Operating Officer,
Southern Diversified Distributors, Inc.
Colonel Myron Charles Harrington, Jr.,
United States Marine Corps, Retired
Paul Hienauer, Founder, Glasspro
Danny Kassis, VP, Dominion (SCE&G)
Arthur McFarland, Judge, Municipal Court, Retired
Fred McKay, Principal,
Charleston Catholic School
Tom McQueeney, Owner,
Tom McQueeney-State Farm
Joseph Pearce, Author, Biographer of
G. K. Chesterton and Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Ericka Plater, Executive Director
of Our Lady of Mercy Outreach
Deacon Dan Powers, Catholic Charities
Gloria Purvis, EWTN Radio Personality
Deacon Paul Rosenblum,
Pastoral Minister, Port Ministry
David Seay, Founder, Seay Development
Jim Sheehy, Judge,
District Court of the State of Michigan, Retired
Tim Sinclair, Director of Business Development, Webster Rogers LLP
Deacon Joseph Stocker, Holy Spirit Church
Joseph Stringer, Author
James Tolley, MD, Assistant Professor,
Medical University of South Carolina
George Weigel, Author,
Biographer of Saint John Paul II
The Saint John Cemetery in the heart of Charleston has been overlooked for far too long. The consecrated ground holding the earthly remains as many as one thousand souls is a place that deserves the attention of our lay Catholic community. We share a duty to make this resting place for our departed Catholic brothers and sisters a holy place of remembrance and prayer.
Carolina Catholic Professionals have made the Saint John Cemetery Memorial Project our priority endeavor.
Taken from the Death Registry of St. Peter Church
We ask you to join us in support of this effort. Please contact Frank Dirks
Voices from the Community
Recently, Doris Hazel, a retired teacher and life-long Charlestonian shared her story of faith and family as an African-American Catholic growing up in the Jim-Crow South. Ms. Hazel has been a leader in the effort to bring attention and a proper memorial to the Saint John Cemetery.
Voices from the Community
Dr. James Tolley shares his life story reminding us that faith and family are the cornerstones of an abundant life. His presentation also offers a glimpse of the African-American Catholic experience in Charleston.
Voices from the Community
Sister Pamela Smith discusses her new book, State of Grace: A History of the Diocese of Charleston. Her book highlights the role of the laity in building the Church in South Carolina. During the discussion she suggests that lay Catholics today may want to draw inspiration from these leaders in the past.
A Letter from Bishop Guglielmone
Bringing FM to BEHS
Bishop England High School (BEHS) has a unique opportunity to establish its own Low Power FM radio station (WBEI). Relying on technical assistance from Catholic Radio in South Carolina, BEHS will be the license holder and Catholic Radio in South Carolina will provide tailored programming for the BEHS and Charleston community. With a broadcast antenna and transmitter maintained by Catholic Radio in South Carolina, FM Catholic Radio at BEHS will have clear radio signal coverage encompassing most of metro Charleston. Donate to FM to BEHS!
First Friday Networking Event
Our theme for these gatherings is how we engage the world in faith and bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives. With one foot in the Church and one in the world we are all on the same journey. We ask our speakers to discuss their personal journey of faith and their work in the world and what they see to be meaningful trends and developments in our community, state, and nation.
Until circumstances change we will conduct our First Friday gatherings virtually via Zoom. Our Frist Friday events will run from 12 - 1pm
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