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2001

Olympic torch passes through South Carolina

In South Carolina, the flame, a symbol of past and future greatness, brought together dozens of wonderful stories of inspiration in the torchbearers. by NANCY SCHWERIN  Some of the South’s most inspirational personalities carried the Olympic torch across the Palmetto State on Dec. 6. Among the torchbearers were a locally famous football coach, a mother-daughter […]


Nine years of Catholic-Lutheran dialogue a search for understanding

by FATHER JAY SCOTT NEWMAN After nearly 500 years of separation, what hope exists for Catholics and Lutherans to find a path to the restoration of full, visible communion? None, unless both sides talk to each other, and that is just what is happening at a little college in North Carolina. Lenoir-Rhyne College, nestled in […]



Deacon Al Payne answers call to come to S.C.

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — Deacon Al Payne, the new assistant to the vicar general for the Diocese of Charleston, is embarking on a different path. However, that’s nothing unusual for the New Jersey native, who in three decades has transitioned from a career as a Marine to one in ministry. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., […]


The ups and downs of being the youngest

  By MARY HOOD HART It was National School Lunch week, and I’d signed up to eat lunch with Anna and her fifth-grade class. I wrote the time on my calendar: Tuesday 11:20 a.m. “Be there right on time, Mom,” Anna warned. “We only get 20 minutes to eat.” That Tuesday, I spent the morning […]


Lecture series explores religion in a pluralistic society

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — In Luke’s Gospel, a scholar of the law asked Jesus “Who is my neighbor?” in an attempt to put limits on the command to love thy neighbor as oneself. Through the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus makes it clear that “neighbor” means everyone. More than 2,000 years later, the […]


Abbot teaches ancient prayer as the center to life, love and holiday bliss

  by NANCY SCHWERIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND — The stress of the holiday season often overshadows this joyous time for Christianity. One may try shopping early, preparing meals sooner, going daily to church, or taking a long bubble bath, and the stress probably still lingers. Trappist Father Basil Pennington, abbot of Holy Spirit Monastery in […]


Navy chaplain says Afghanistan deployment has three dimensions

By SHEILA OJENDYK TAYLORS — Father Vincent does not mince words about Operation Enduring Freedom. The Navy chaplain just finished a two-and-a-half year tour of duty on the USS Enterprise and stopped in Greenville to spend Thanksgiving with family members. (Editor’s Note: Following U.S. Department of Defense policy, The Miscellany is identifying the priest only […]


Lou Holtz on faith

  The following column was sent by Lou Holtz, head football coach at the University of South Carolina, to Bishop Robert J. Baker in mid-October of 2000. At that time, the USC Gamecocks were finally enjoying some success following an 0-11 record the previous season. Bishop Baker used the following insights from Holtz on football, […]


St. Anne students seek to aid and educate community

By PAUL A. BARRA ROCK HILL — When the middle schoolers at St. Anne School decided to help other children, they went one step further than collecting toys for the holidays. Although they did that, too. All 60 members of Teens For Peace, a service club at the school, held a Children’s Sabbath service on […]


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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
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
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    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
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    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
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    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
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