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St. Francis Xavier graduates five and plans for the future

by Nancy Schwerin SUMTER — Four boys and one girl made up the graduating class at St. Francis Xavier High School. It was a graduation made possible by a very small group of Catholic parents. In 1997 Sumter Catholic High School closed. After several years of trying to turn the declining enrollment at Sumter Catholic […]

Franciscan era comes to an end at St. Francis Hospital

by Nancy Schwerin GREENVILLE — Sister Clarita Frericks is retiring. At 75, she says it’s time to join her community back in Ohio. But she takes with her a legacy of 69 years. When she leaves, there will be no more Franciscan sisters at St. Francis Hospital, which was founded by the order in 1932. […]

‘Diversity should not be considered an anomaly,’ says priest

BY PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON — There were some serious moments at the annual Catholic, Black and Proud Heritage celebration over the June 1-2 weekend, but Father George Franklin made sure they didn’t last long. In a Sunday homily the likes of which the staid old Cathedral of St. John the Baptist had never seen […]

Time capsule discovered in cornerstone at BE

CHARLESTON — A copper time capsule contained in the cornerstone of the old Bishop England High School on Calhoun Street was opened May 20 in a ceremony at the school’s new Daniel Island home, eight decades and a world away from when the object was first put in its resting place. Michael and William Bolchoz […]

Preparing for Dallas

Bishop Robert J. Baker looks ahead in preparation for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting in Dallas. by Bishop Robert J. Baker I invite all parishes, organizations, and religious communities in the Diocese of Charleston to join in a Day of Prayer the first Friday of June, June 7, the Feast of the Sacred […]

The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist

Basic questions and answers: questions seven, eight and nine Questions seven, eight and nine of The American Catholic Bishops’ June 15, 2001 document on the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist discuss the abiding presence of the Lord in the Holy Eucharist, following the Consecration at the Mass, and appropriate […]

The vocation of motherhood

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Karen Swenson is a mother of eight, six biological and two adopted children. Taking advantage of her wealth of knowledge and experience, the St. Joseph MOMS group invited the veteran mom and grandma to share her advice about the joys, challenges and responsibilities that accompany the vocation of motherhood. Swenson, […]

Daniel Powell

just completed 1st year pre-theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Fla. Birthplace/date: Denville, N.J.; July 9, 1965 Home parish/location: St. Paul the Apostle, Spartanburg, S.C. Family: Father died Nov. 9, 1997, mother lives in Denville, 3 brothers and 3 sisters Favorite aspect of seminary: Mass everyday Most difficult aspect of seminary: […]

Music therapy brings new life to the Time Out program

by Nancy Schwerin NORTH CHARLESTON — A usually quiet room behind a quiet church on a Wednesday afternoon has been filled recently with the sound of clapping hands and tapping feet. The men and women at the Time Out program are participating in music therapy, which helps to maintain their awareness and the abilities often […]

The Miscellany says goodbye to one and welcomes another

CHARLESTON — At The Catholic Miscellany, a small staff of two and a half works closely together to bring the news — good, bad or otherwise — to the people of the Diocese of Charleston. It’s a challenging job to combine in 16 pages the Catholic Church and the secular world and the activities of […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate