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A Lenten meditation

  By BISHOP ROBERT J. BAKER During this holy season of Lent, our Lord has called each of us to deepen our relationship with him and one another through prayer and sacrifice. The Lenten season is a new occasion for us to follow Christ who engaged himself in prayer and sacrifice for 40 days and […]

Catholics spread the good news of evangelization

By MARY HOOD HART For 15 years, my family and I were parishioners at Our Lady Star of the Sea in North Myrtle Beach. Over that time, we developed wonderful friendships in our parish and through the Diocese of Charleston’s Cursillo movement. A move to North Carolina brought us to the Diocese of Raleigh, but […]

Coastal Catholic Conference attracts diverse crowd of 650, provides fellowship

  By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — The Coastal Catholic Conference recharged the spiritual batteries of more than 650 participants at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Jan. 19 with liturgies and an assortment of workshops providing spiritual growth for everyone. The event is an effort organized by parishes in the Pee Dee Deanery, which brings […]

Enthusiasm for the faith

  By SISTER DONNA LAREAU The second annual Coastal Catholic Conference in Myrtle Beach on Jan. 26 marked the beginning of the year of evangelization for the Diocese of Charleston and the launching of the program “Disciples in Mission.” This program is an important part of the evangelization initiative for our diocese. It is an […]

A Conversation with God: deepening your prayer life

  by KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — “There never seems to be enough time: not enough time at work to finish each task we are given; not enough time for spouses, children, families, and friends; not enough time for ourselves; not enough time for God,” said Dr. Keith Barron. A staff counselor for Palmetto Health, he […]

Candidates advance in four-year deacon process

By NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — The installation to the Ministry of Acolyte was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Jan. 19 for 29 men in diaconate formation for the Diocese of Charleston. It is the second step in a four-year process to becoming a deacon. In his homily, Bishop Robert Baker […]

The life of a priest — Father Jeffrey Kendall

  The life of a priest is busy to say the least. In this column, The Miscellany readers will get a glimpse at a priest in action. In the spotlight here is Father Jeffrey Kendall, pastor of Sacred Heart Church on King Street and Christ the Divine Teacher at The Citadel in Charleston. He is […]

People in prison

By MSGR. THOMAS R. DUFFY A number of people throughout the world have expressed concern about the treatment of the men our government captured in Afghanistan and are now holding as prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some in the United States have taken their concern to a federal court in California seeking to ensure that […]

NRLC president encourages pro-lifers to stay motivated

  After the state pro-life rally in Columbia on Jan. 13, Wanda Franz, Ph.D., spoke to The Miscellany about her involvement on the National Right to Life Committee (NRTL) and the future of their work. Franz is a developmental psychologist and a professor in Family and Consumer Sciences at West Virginia University, where she received […]

Times are different, but King’s words are still appropriate

  by JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON – A joyful noise could be heard coming from the confines of Nativity Parish Monday night. The church’s fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ecumenical prayer service for unity Jan. 21 raised the rafters with songs by the Lucas Sisters from Charity Baptist Church at Liberty Hill and […]

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    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