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St. Mary Ducks net gold in volleyball tournament

SUMMERVILLE—The annual diocesan volleyball tournament was a rousing success over Oct. 21-22, with fierce competition between the 11 schools that sent a total of 15 teams to participate. In the end, St. Mary’s Lady Ducks from Greenville claimed the championship title in the Senior Gold bracket, beating the St. Francis Wolves of Hilton Head Island. […]


National Merit candidates

The Diocese of Charleston had four students named as 2017 National Merit Semifinalists. They are Lee Khoury, a senior at Cardi­nal Newman School in Columbia; and Jasmine Adams, Elizabeth Ludlum, and Brian Privett, all from Bishop England High School in Charleston. The nationwide pool of semifinalists is 16,000 students, representing less than one percent of U.S. high […]


Sisters of Charity award grants to programs of women religious

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $97,000 to support seven women religious grantees. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announced the recipients of the 2016 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants. This Initiative was established in 2003 with the intention to engage, support, and sustain the ministries of Catholic Women Religious in South Carolina. […]


Bishops’ dialogue encourages churches to get in the schools

COLUMBIA — If a child is shown love, the power of education and the written word, the possibilities are endless. That was the uplifting message from Freeman Hrabowski, keynote speaker at the 2016 South Carolina Bishops’ Dialogue on Public Educa­tion. The Oct. 12 event at Trinity Cathe­dral was sponsored by the coalition of Lutheran, Episcopal, […]


Forming chains for life

Life Chain began its peaceful and public witness against abortion on Oct. 2 when participants across the state and nation united in silent protest, holding signs and praying for the nation to end abortion. It is the 29th anniversary of the national event. Above, a Life Chains participant holds a sign in front of Corpus […]


A new beginning: RENEW program offers former inmates help starting over

A man named David showed up at the Catholic Charities offices in downtown Columbia a few months ago in a desperate situation. He had just been released from prison after serving 30 years, and had no money, identification or job prospects. He was illiterate and living on the streets. David had lost touch with his […]


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 […]


19 men receive the ministry of lector

COLUMBIA—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone conferred the ministry of lector on 19 men studying to become permanent deacons during the Rite of Admission Mass held Sept. 17 at Our Lady of the Hills Church. Two members of the group also received the ministries of candidacy and acolyte. The ministry of lector allows the men to proclaim […]


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 […]


Mother Teresa: ‘A generous dispenser of divine mercy’

VATICAN CITY – ­With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor. Despite the formality of the occasion though, “her sanctity is so close to us, […]


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