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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 […]


St. Anthony couple anxious to return to orphanage in Haiti

GREENVILLE—Mary McNicholas has heard and read about the destruc­tion Hurricane Matthew wreaked on Haiti, and now she can’t wait to travel back down there and help rebuild. The St. Anthony of Padua parish­ioner wants to return to Les Cayes, a small village about 125 miles west of Port-au-Prince that Hurricane Mat­thew hit full force. Winds […]


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 […]


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 […]


Father Sandbothe ordained for the Maronite Church

GREER — St. Rafka Maronite Church has enjoyed several significant mile­stones, but the parish’s most recent celebration is arguably the biggest in its short history. Family, friends and parishioners packed the small church on state Highway 14 for the first Divine Liturgy celebrated by their own newly ordained Father Aaron Joseph Sandbothe on Sept. 11. […]


St. Mary Magdalene flourishes in the presence of the Lord

SIMPSONVILLE—The story of St. Mary Magdalene Church is one of remarkable growth fueled by the love of the Gospel message. It started in the late ’80s as a mission of nearby St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, with about 30 families meeting in borrowed space at Ebenezer United Methodist. Now, St. Mary Magdalene is the largest […]


Conference on Islam held at St. Mary

GREENVILLE – For the past 15 years, Daniel Ali has been traveling across the United States, offering Christians insight into Ali brought his conference on “The Prophet and the Messiah” at St. Mary Church. St. Mary’s Center for Evangelical Catholicism sponsored the event. Ali said it’s easy to evangelize with Muslims or other non-Christian faiths, […]


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 […]


Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary, OSF, dies at 93

ASTON, Pa.—Franciscan Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary died in Assisi House on Sept. 2. She was 93. All services were held in Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement home, on Sept. 7. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Sister Anthony Celine, formerly Sheila O’Leary, was born in Milford, County Cork, Ireland. She entered the congregation 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. […]


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    Mar 287:30 pm Eclesiologia y Vaticano II #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Mar 29All Day Conference Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    7:00 pm Eclesiologia y Vaticano II #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Eclesiologia y Vaticano II #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Mar 30All Day Conference Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    4:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:15 pm Talent Show
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Mar 31All Day 3rd Quarter Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    SEARCH Retreat
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    All Day Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day Conference Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    All Day Parent Conferences- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Fish Fry
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Apr 1All Day CNDM- Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    2:00 am Bishop to attend Dedication of Habitat House - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    10:00 am First Communion Retreat
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach