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Clergy in Updstate to study Catholic education needs

Catholic priests in the Piedmont area will begin a study to determine the Catholic education needs in the Upstate, including the feasibility of establishing a Catholic high school. In a recent letter to the priests, Bishop David B. Thompson wrote, “Many of you have stated to me that there appears to be a need and […]


Three priests celebrate 25th anniversaries

By NANCY CZABALA Three priests of the Diocese of Charleston are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their ordinations this year: Father John P. Coffey of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Camden; Father Chester M. Moczydlowski recently appointed pastor at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston; and Father Michael J. Polewczak of […]


Robert Spencer to be ordained to the priesthood

By NANCY CZABALA CHARLESTON — A hard-working, dedicated man, Deacon Robert A. Spencer, will bring his love of the faith to parishioners in the Diocese of Charleston when he is ordained a priest by Bishop David B. Thompson on July 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Raised in Sylacauga, Ala., Spencer grew […]


Does the death penalty break the cycle of violence?

By SISTER PAT KEATING There’s a wideness in God’s mercyLike the wideness of the sea;There’s a kindness in God’s justice.Which is more than liberty. As we sang this departing hymn at the Saturday evening Mass at the Cathedral, I thought about John Plath. He was executed by the state of South Carolina the evening before […]


Group vox aeterna to go permanent, by popular demand

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — Buoyed by a succession of successful concerts and driven by requests for professional recordings of its music, vox aeterna will cut a professional compact disc on Aug. 21 and 22. The choral group has reserved the chapel at Mepkin Abbey for the recording session. In addition to responding to […]


Bishop, Theos reflect on 25 years at Bishop England

Bishop David B. Thompson reflected on the retirement of Bishop England High School principal, Nick Theos, and his 25-year tenure recently, with The Miscellany. They discussed the Catholic institution’s success, challenges and move from Calhoun Street to the new Daniel Island campus. The following is their conversation. BISHOP: Nick Theos has been one of my […]


Summertime memories: sprinklers to water parks

By MARY HOOD HART The older I get, the more vividly I remember my childhood and the more likely I am to compare my childhood with my kids’. When I was a child, summer meant enjoying a long break from school by doing as little as possible, enduring extreme heat (I grew up in Florida […]


Seminarians get first-hand view of ministries

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH JAMES ISLAND — Bishop David B. Thompson addressed seminarians of the Diocese of Charleston at a special liturgy celebrated at the Church of the Nativity July 15. He told the young men to appreciate the power of knowledge, but not be proud or boastful of it. “Knowledge in and of itself is […]


Lowcountry music legend honored on 90th birthday

CHARLESTON — A Mass of Thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Virginia Bellinger Sturcken was celebrated at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist July 2. Sturcken served churches in Charleston in musical capacities for over 75 years. She was organist and choir director at St. Joseph’s Church on Anson Street for 25 years. When […]


Bishop installs Cathedral’s new pastor

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Father Chester Moczydlowski was officially installed as pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist by Bishop David B. Thompson in a ceremony during the 5:15 p.m. Mass on July 18. In a bit of a “show and tell” demonstration, the Bishop had Father Chet move from the presider’s […]


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