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Irish children build friendships, break down walls

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA Ireland’s centuries-old troubles must have seemed like something from another world to a group of Belfast children who spent their summer in South Carolina. They came from Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods resting under an uneasy peace but still policed by gun-toting soldiers and divided by “peace lines” made of corrugated steel. […]


Word spreading about upcoming Guadalupe pilgrimage

By PAUL A. BARRA EDISTO ISLAND If word-of-mouth is truly the best advertising, then the 1997 diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe must be a marketing managees dream come true. Pilgrims who journeyed to Mexico City last year are still buoyed by their experiences. And they don’t mind talking about it. […]


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,” […]


Stewardship Day focuses on communicating the message

By JULIE DOWNS for The Miscellany COLUMBIA Financial discussions took a backseat to inspiration and “enthusiasm for the faith” at the diocesan Stewardship Day Sept. 24. The Diocese of Charleston’s director of Stewardship and Development, Sandy Ferencz, conceded in her workshop that when most people hear stewardship they think of one thing: money. But keynote […]


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 […]


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    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
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    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
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    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
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    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
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    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
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    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
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    Jul 4 Independence Day
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    Independence Day
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    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
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    High School CLI
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    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
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    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
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