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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, […]


Sister Alma Marie Learner enters Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

NASHVILLE – Nine young women professed the simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, on July 28. Among those who made their first profession was Sister Alma Marie Learner, a former parishioner of St. Peter Church in Columbia, S.C. Sister Alma Marie is the daughter of Max and […]


On Fire with Faith, Hispanic ministry promote evangelization

COLUMBIA—As the heat index in the Midlands climbed into the triple digits, hundreds of people sought to ignite a fire of a different kind inside the Columbia Metropolitan Conven­tion Center on Aug. 13. The On Fire with Faith and His­panic Ministry conferences were held there at the same time, and more than 800 people turned […]


Tribunal’s new judicial vicar seeks justice with mercy

CHARLESTON—Ever since his days as a seminarian, Father C. Thomas Miles has had a love and respect for canon law. He has studied it and helped many people understand it through his work with the diocesan tribunal, or the Church’s court. As of July 18, his knowledge of the law opened a new door as […]


Baby bottle collection garners over $27,000 from 17 churches

COLUMBIA – Birthright of Columbia reported that more than $27,000 was collected during the Birthright Baby Bottle Campaign. The  bottles were distributed in 17 area churches extending as far as Camden. The funds will be used to assist pregnant girls and women who contact Birthright for help.


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 […]



Ancient Order of Hibernians donate to five schools in the Midlands

COLUMBIA—Jim Lawracy, of the An­cient Order of Hibernians Richland County Division 1, presented Jacqua­line Kasprowski, principal of Car­dinal Newman School, with a check for $300. Each year, the Richland County division provides donations to Catholic schools in Columbia for their scholarship funds. The total this year was $1,700.


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Feb 24All Day State Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Blessed Sacrament Charleston
All Day Hoops for Heart
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
E-Team Weekend
From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
All Day Diocese Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
All Day Box Tops Due
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
9:00 am Mass
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
2:30 pm Pep Rally
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
7:00 pm Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington - Bishop Guglielmone presiding
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Feb 25All Day Diocese Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
All Day School Auction
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Priority Testing for Admissions
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
All Day Diocesan Basketball Tournament
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
All Day 2017 BAA Follow Up Weekend
From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
9:00 am Face to Face Registration
From the Calendar of Divine Redeemer
10:00 am Oracion Cristiana #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
2:30 pm Oracion Cristiana #4
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
5:00 pm Statewide College Retreat Closing Mass/Liturgy - Buckridge Plantation
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office