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Diaconate directors recognize Msgr. Roth for book, support

SAN DIEGO — Msgr. Joseph R. Roth was recognized for his outstanding financial support of the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD) at its annual national meeting held April 22-25. That support came from donating the proceeds of his recently published book, The Deacon in Church Ministry. Msgr. Roth, pastor of St. Andrew Church in […]

Handbook will help provide equitable administration

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A handbook for priests articulating diocesan policies to ensure their rights and privileges has recently been published. It is an attempt to place in concise, concrete form the policies that have been formulated in the course of years in the Diocese of Charleston for its priest personnel. In the process […]

New ecumenical handbook traces history, provides direction

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — A new Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Handbook recently completed by the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, chaired by Msgr. Leigh A. Lehocky of Columbia, will be a powerful resource to prepare clergy across the state for ecumenical and interfaith work. According to Bishop David B. Thompson in his comments at the beginning […]

Bishop Thompson accepts resignation

CHARLESTON — Bishop David B. Thompson announced on May 8 that Msgr. Sam R. Miglarese has resigned as pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and from priestly ministry. Bishop Thompson has accepted both resignations effective immediately. While expressing deep sadness and regret at the resignations, Bishop Thompson thanked Msgr. Miglarese for his […]

Tribunal personnel examine policies, procedures

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Tribunal personnel from the four dioceses that make up the Province of Atlanta; Charleston, Charlotte, Raleigh and Savannah, and the Archdiocese of Atlanta, met in Charleston April 27-29 to discuss theoretical and practical issues for judges, defenders, advocates and court personnel. Over the years, the gatherings have been used to […]

First week Institute students eager, gain direction

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS SUMMERVILLE — The wheels of thought were turning at the close of the first class of the Institute for Parish Leadership Development at its Summerville Catholic School meeting May 6. Eleven participants sat down with vague ideas about their goals, having only a simple commitment to be involved, but they left […]

Awards presentation highlights Knights annual convention

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH NORTH CHARLESTON — The 77th Annual Convention of the South Carolina State Knights of Columbus was held last weekend at the North Charleston Hilton, and the awards breakfast on Sunday morning was again the highlight of the gathering. Following opening remarks on Saturday morning from Deputy Supreme Knight Robert F. Wade, reports […]

Tradition comes to a close with last Mass

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — A long tradition ended as the last Mass was celebrated at Bishop England High School May 8, in the Father O’Brien Gymnasium. With the entire student body and many alumni present, Msgr. Thomas R. Duffy presided with concelebrants Bishop David B. Thompson, Father James Parker, Msgr. Donald Hamburger, Father Ernest […]

Poverella making a difference for those who have little

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH TAYLORS — A Catholic response of sponsoring poor families and individuals out of poverty and dependence into meaningful employment and independent living is not only being looked at as a statewide model, but has also been drawing national interest. The Poverella Ministry assists and guides families in making the transition from dependency […]

Vocations Conference promotes positive vision for vocations

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — More than 100 parish and diocesan leaders gathered at a hotel across from the USC Coliseum on May 6 to hear about a hot topic for Catholics in South Carolina: vocations. They heard Bishop Paul S. Loverde of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, N.Y., and chair of the National Council […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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