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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The Dinner is cancelled but the cause remains.
We humbly beg for your support.
Due to the recent spike in COVID cases we have lost our dinner venue. Therefore, we have cancelled this year’s Fall Fellowship Dinner.
Our fellowship dinner was intended to raise money for the Saint John Cemetery project. In that purpose, we are undeterred.
Including support from the Diocese we have so far raised roughly $90,000. We are ever so close to having sufficient funds to transform what is now an empty field into a proper memorial park, a place for peaceful and prayerful reflection.
We humbly beg you for your support. Please help us honor the more than 1,000 forgotten souls of Saint John Cemetery.
Voices from the Community
Steve Wood a Catholic Radio program host and Catholic apologist celebrated the launch of WBEI at Bishop England High School. Steve’s highly regarded shows on South Carolina Catholic Radio are Faith & Family and Luke 21.
Founder and president, Family Life Center International, former evangelical pastor, and founder, St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers, Steve has led youth, campus, and pro-life ministries for more than forty years. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he served as an evangelical pastor for a decade before his entire family converted to Catholicism in 1990. Responding to a challenge from Pope John Paul II to strengthen families, he started the Family Life Center International in 1992. The Family Life Center has touched the lives of thousands of families in more than eighty countries. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI awarded Steve the "For the Church and for the Pope" (Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice) medal, an award given for distinguished service to the church, in recognition for his work with St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers. Steve and his organization along with a library of resources for the family is available at dads.org
Fun Nun Bowl VIII
was a great success with fun, food, fellowship, and money raised for wonderful Catholic causes. Teams filled twenty-one lanes for an afternoon of strikes, spares, and good cheer.
Congratulate the Winning Team!
The Fun Nun Bowl will remain a fixture on the fourth Sunday of June, next falling on June 26, 2022. Mark your calendars.
Voices from the CommunityErin and Cody Groeber share how their journey of faith has led them to respond to a prompt to launch a new Catholic Classical High School in Charleston, Corpus Christi Academy. To learn more, please go to: https://corpuschristiacademy.net
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 Community
Ben Sands, founder of Sands Leadership will discuss;
Breakthrough Catholic Leadership:
A 5-Step Game Plan To Succeed At Work Without Compromising Your Faith
In this engaging, interactive talk with executive coach Ben Sands, you will learn:
Voices from the Community
The vast majority of souls that leave the Catholic Church do so during their late teens and early twenties, which are also for many, the college years. Emma Kate Lively, a Catholic campus missionary for FOCUS, has been called to do something about this. Please take a few moments to watch Emma Kate’s story from the trenches of today’s spiritual warfare. She shares her faith journey and her service as a witness to the Good News of the Gospel and the gift of grace found in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Emma Kate’s mission is supported by the charity of others, so please, take a few moments to watch her testimony and learn why it is more important than ever to carry the truth of Christ to young people today.
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
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.
A Letter from Bishop Guglielmone
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
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
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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