GREAT NEWS IN SOUTH CAROLIINA, A STATE VERY CLOSE TO ME AND BLESSED BY GOD
As Protestant churches in South Carolina dwindle, Catholic churches flourish. Here’s why
The Charlotte ObserverThu, Aug 9 1:00 AM EDT
The membership of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Bluffton has grown by
a whopping 70 percent in the past decade and is now 10,000 strong.
Sunday Masses are crowded as latecomers squeeze into pews or stand in
the back of the Beaufort County church. Twelve Masses are held Friday
evening through Sunday — two of which are in Spanish. And work is
underway on a new parish life center for community events. It’s not the
only S.C. Catholic Church experiencing a rebirth. While mainline
Protestant churches across the state are shedding members — even
shutting down — Catholic churches are flourishing, buoyed by a growing
community of Hispanic families and Northeastern retirees. Statewide, the
number of ...