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1997

Tragedy speaks to own worst fears

By MARY HOOD HART It was a small article, tucked away on page 4C, but reading it, I got chills. A high school volleyball player, Carla Edwards, 16, and her coach, Paul Millska, were killed when the bus they were traveling in was slammed head on by a tractor-trailer crossing the center line on a […]


St. Martin de Porres awarded $63,000 grant

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA St. Martin de Porres in Columbia has won a $63,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The award will go to improving the elementary school’s curriculum, from updating textbooks and resource materials to providing the school with new multimedia computers, said Sandra Leatherwood, St. Martin’s principal. “This […]


Life Teen in Simpsonville: Reviving the faith

By JOEY REISTROFFER SIMPSONVILLE The future of the Catholic Church looks bright, and one ray of light is shooting forth from the youngsters learning their faith through Life Teen at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville. Joe Maggio, director of Life Teen at St. Mary Magdalene, said the program started in 1985 in Mesa, Arizona, […]


Boredom is not always bad

By MARY HOOD HART One summer when I was in college, I participated in a study program in Urbino, Italy. About 20 other students and I took classes in art history and Italian. Apart from studying in Urbino, the group made sightseeing trips to Florence, Venice, and Rome. The experience was one of the best […]


St. Vincent de Paul conferences go statewide

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA Before Saturday the 35 St. Vincent de Paul Society conferences in South Carolina operated as separate units with no central organization. On Oct. 4, members of the society gathered at St. Peter’s Church in this capital city to found the Diocesan Council of St. Vincent de Paul. The occasion was […]


Evangelizing Northern Peru

Editor’s Note: Dr. Carlos and Milagros Lamar of Meggett recently returned from spending two weeks in September with Father Donald Gorski at his mission in Zorritos, Peru. What follows is their account of the experience. “We have tried to portray the living conditions there and how Father Don functions almost single handedly in that area,” […]


BEHS graduate honored for role in space program

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. Timothy L. O’Brien, son of Marion M. O’Brien of Charleston and the late Gilbert M. O’Brien, and a 1974 graduate of Bishop England High School, was among 48 Kennedy Space Center (KSC) employees who were honored recently for their exemplary work at the nation’s spaceport. Born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, O’Brien […]


Christ the King

By REV. MSGR. SAM R. MIGLARESE The Gospels describe how Jesus, throughout his ministry, was consumed by a burning desire to announce to one and all the arrival of God’s Kingdom. This message consumed him. To fulfill his mission motivated all he was about. Mark’s Gospel describes how at the very beginning of his ministry, […]


St. Mary School: One big family

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS for The Miscellany GREENVILLE – Talk to teachers, parents and administrators at St. Mary Elementary School and they say its like never leaving home. “It’s family,” said Ruthie Lutz, who has two children there. “People are very willing to help out. There’s just this great feeling that everybody truly cares. The […]


Cursillistas celebrate 40th anniversary

By PAUL A. BARRA for The Miscellany CHARLESTON Hundreds of cursillistas adherents of Cursillo from across South Carolina gathered at the diocesan cathedral on Sept. 21 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their spiritual movement in the United States. Bishop David B. Thompson of Charleston presided over the celebratory liturgy. A cursillista himself, Bishop Thompson […]


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    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate