Churches are dying across South Carolina — but the Catholic Church is thriving

Studies show that churches are dying across South Carolina — and much of the country. But one segment of Christianity is actually growing: The Catholic Church. Here's what's helping the church grow — and how Beaufort County's affected.
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Studies show that churches are dying across South Carolina — and much of the country. But one segment of Christianity is actually growing: The Catholic Church. Here's what's helping the church grow — and how Beaufort County's affected.

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into crime victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.