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Peninsular cluster motivated by sharing ideas

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Something clicked in the Cathedral Center May 14. It was the sound of a cluster meeting coming together. Perhaps it was the combination of a visit by Bishop David B. Thompson, the addition of parish council members or just a matter of time, but organizers and participants of the […]

Logo contest to serve as educational tool for Coastal cluster

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS A year into existence, clusters are taking on life in the Diocese of Charleston and Cluster I in the Coastal Deanery hopes to give its group more of an identity by sponsoring a logo contest. Kathy Sweeney, a member of the cluster leadership at Christ Our King in Mount Pleasant, said […]

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 […]

Chrism Mass to be celebrated April 7

CHARLESTON — The Sacred Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. All priests, pastoral administrators and deacons of the diocese have been invited to attend and participate in the Mass. Bishop David B. Thompson will be the principal celebrant. During the Chrism […]

Institute prepares to embark on ‘adventure’

Q&A with Institute Director Father Joseph Wahl The following is an interview between The New Catholic Miscellany and Father Joseph Wahl, CO, director of the diocesan Institute for Parish Leadership Development. NCM — The first classes for Course One of the Institute program are set for the week of May 3-9. What are your thoughts? […]

Butterflies a memorial to children who died in Holocaust

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH – Last Thursday, 1.2 million paper butterflies covered a field on Oak Street at the Chabad Jewish Center, blocks from where an apartment months earlier had been desecrated with anti-Semetic graffiti. The butterflies were unleashed on April 23 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and to commemorate the 1.2 million-plus children […]

SCCW focuses on community and family life

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — As legislators prepared to vote on gambling, the S.C. Council of Catholic Women was in Horry County, home of the majority of video poker machines in the state, hammering out a positive resolution on community and family life. Noting that “gambling can be addictive and injurious to the individual […]

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