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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. […]


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 […]


New seminarians represent an eclectic group of men

CHARLESTON—The beginning of the new school year means a new group of seminarians begins studies for priest­hood in the Diocese of Charleston. This year, nine men start on their journeys to become priests under the direction of Father Mark Good, vicar of vocations. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring with them […]


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 […]


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    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
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    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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    7:00 pm Junta de Vicaria (Charleston)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry