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Sister Christine Alice Cunningham dies at 99

The Catholic Miscellany HASTINGS, N.Y.—Sister Christine Alice Cunningham died Oct. 7 at Andrus adult care facility in Hastings. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Ann’s Church in Nyack on Oct. 11, followed by burial at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont. Sister Christine was born July 26, 1917, in New York City to Alice […]


Superintendents tackle issues relevant to schools

CHARLESTON — Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston have had some weighty discussions on whether they should convert to a 10-point grading scale in order to remain competitive with, and provide the same scholar­ship opportunities as, public schools. Before the start of school, South Carolina’s State Board of Education approved the adoption of a […]


Safety seminars offer churches advice on establishing security policies

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Houses of worship might be spiritual sanctuaries, but sadly can’t keep people safe from physical danger. The June 2015 shooting that took the lives of nine people in a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was stark and sad evidence of that fact. That’s why pastors and lay people […]


Life Chains set for Oct. 2 in South Carolina

Editor’s note: The Sept. 22 paper edition of The Catholic Miscellany contains an incorrect date for the upcoming Life Chain event listings. The events will be held around the state on Oct. 2, not Oct. 29 as is stated in the paper. Life Chain is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. The peaceful and public […]


Our Lady of Mercy Sister Marie Amelia Ferillo leaves behind a legacy in teaching

CHARLESTON—Sister Marie Amelia Ferillo, a Sister of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, died at May Forest, the congregation’s motherhouse, on Aug. 31, 2016. A vigil service was held at the motherhouse on Sept. 2 and the Mass of Christian Burial was held in the community chapel on Sept. 3. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone concelebrated […]


The Diocese of Charleston Non-Discriminatory School Policy notice

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston admit qualified students of any race, color, national origin, sex, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the schools. The schools in the Diocese of Charleston do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national […]


Appointments made for seven priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone made appointments for seven priests in the Diocese of Charleston, effective Aug. 8: Msgr. Chester M. Moczydlowski was placed on medical leave as pastor of St. John the Beloved in Summer­ville. Father Robert A. Spencer was ap­pointed administrator pro-tem of St. John the Beloved in Summerville. Father Filip Wodecki was ap­pointed […]


World Youth Day inspires participants to ‘leave a mark’

Pilgrims from the Diocese of Charleston returned from World Youth Day with an altered per­spective on the meaning of the Year of Mercy, along with a life­time of memories, and moments that impacted their lives. For some, it was the vigil and closing Mass with Pope Francis and millions of other Catholics; for others it […]


Journey of Hope - biking through Arizona
Aiken cyclist takes a Journey of Hope across the U.S.

AIKEN—Ernesto Barquet-Ar­rambide is bicycling thousands of miles this summer to help spread a message of God’s love and hope. The Aiken resident and rising sophomore at Wofford College is taking part in the “Journey of Hope,” riding his bike from Long Beach, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to raise funds for people with disabili­ties and special […]


St. Mary students fill baby bottles

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians School students presented a check for $1,990.02 to Kathryn Wade, the executive director of Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center. Students collected funds during their annual Lenten Baby Bottle project.


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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate