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South Carolina still reeling from Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction and heavy flooding along the South Carolina coast and several inland counties when it swept over the state Oct. 7-8. The storm toppled trees, eroded beaches, destroyed piers and sent storm waters surging across streets and into buildings from Hilton Head Island to Cherry Grove Beach. Streets in […]


Incense as a biblical symbol; getting son back to Church

Q: Why do we have incense at Mass? Sometimes it makes it really hard to breathe. (Charleston, SC) A: Incense can be used for solemn occasions but it should be used with prudence and temperance. Some parishes even announce be­forehand what Masses will have in­cense, and this seems to be greatly appreciated by people with […]


Celebrate World Mission Sunday on Oct. 16

Some give pennies to share the message of Christ In some nations, Catholic priests are in need of the most basic of supplies to continue their work of spreading God’s word. Money just for food and housing is in short supply, and some must have boats to reach the remote areas around them. The needs […]


Knights honor veterans at St. Theresa

SUMMERVILLE — Members of St. Theresa the Little Flower Church dedicated a new granite monument recently to honor veter­ans who served to protect our nation. Msgr. Edward D. Lof­ton’s name is etched into the black stone that stands 8.5 feet tall by 5 feet wide. The priest is one of 287 names listed alphabetically with […]


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 […]


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 […]


Recording studio in Charleston completed

CHARLESTON—Catholic Radio in South Carolina announces the long-awaited completion of the recording studio to compliment their WLTQ 730 AM radio station. Funded by a private donation from a South Carolina physician and his wife, the studio is located near the campus of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (5 St. Teresa Drive) just off the Savannah Highway in […]


The Diocesan Missionary Team is gearing up for retreats

CHARLESTON – Members of the Diocesan Missionary Team have arrived. This select group of young adults is living at the Drexel House and will hold retreats at parishes and schools across the state to evangelize and form new leaders within the Church. Their inaugural visit is scheduled for St. Mary Church in Greenville on Sept. […]


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 […]


Msgr. Lofton recalls Mother Teresa’s visit to South Carolina

Mother Teresa may be the only saint in history with a documented opinion on iced tea. She shared her view with Msgr. Edward Lofton during a whirlwind three-hour visit to Charleston on June 21, 1982, her only time in South Carolina. Msgr. Lofton, then a deacon, had the daunting honor of driving Mother Teresa from […]


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