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OLM Sister Mary Agatha Sloan dies at 93

CHARLESTON — Sister Mary Agatha Sloan died at the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy Motherhouse Dec. 18. She was 93. Sister Mary Agatha was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Hermansville, Mich. She attended Bishop England High School in Charleston and Our Lady of Mercy Academy. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters […]


Adoption can be a journey of hope

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE When it comes to family size, a husband and wife may not have the last word on what that number may be. Sometimes through God’s grace, what seems impossible or unthinkable can happen, bringing much joy when one’s heart is open to love. Such was the case with Karen and Dan Roger, […]


Adoption can be a journey of hope

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE When it comes to family size, a husband and wife may not have the last word on what that number may be. Sometimes through God’s grace, what seems impossible or unthinkable can happen, bringing much joy when one’s heart is open to love. Such was the case with Karen and Dan Roger, […]


Advent mission brings ‘new awareness of the presence of Christ’

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — Msgr. James Turro, a professor of Scripture and regular contributor to Magnificat magazine, led the Advent mission at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Nov. 28-30. The mission’s theme was growth in Christ, a topic Msgr. Turro delivered in his own unique style. “My preferred way of expressing myself […]


Paulists will leave Upstate ministry

CLEMSON — Shortly after informing the congregations of his three parish churches that his religious order was leaving South Carolina, the pastor of St. Andrew in Clemson, St. Paul in Seneca and St. Francis in Walhalla sat down with The Miscellany to discuss the future. Paulist Father Bernard J. Campbell has ministered in the Diocese […]


Citizens for Life conference raises awareness on life issues

BY TIM BULLARD NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Grand Strand Citizens for Life members absorbed a lot of information at their annual conference held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in November. John Kost of Myrtle Beach, GSCL president, welcomed the speakers. Dr. Paul Schenck, executive director of Priests for Life in Washington, D.C., […]


Bishop says Vatican document is ‘timely and necessary’

Editor’s note: On Nov. 29, Bishop Robert J. Baker released the following statement in response to the Vatican document on the issue of homosexuality and the ordination of priests. The document released today by the Holy See, entitled “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with Regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in […]


College scholarship for Catholic students to honor Father Buchanan

CHARLESTON — Catholic students who would like to attend the College of Charleston will have a new source of funding if the support for a scholarship comes through. Father Jeffrey Kendall hopes to initiate an endowed scholarship at the college in memory of the late Father Scott Buchanan. Father Buchanan was a history graduate of […]


Capital campaign pledges top $4 million

CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Charleston’s $32 million capital campaign is off to an impressive start, according to Matt Dwyer of Guidance In Giving, Inc., the firm hired to conduct the effort. For the past 12 weeks, 17 parishes and missions have been involved in the largest fund-raising campaign the diocese has ever undertaken, according […]


Our Lady of Hope Church dedicated

MANNING — Two years ago Bishop Robert J. Baker dedicated the Diocese of Charleston to Our Lady of Joyful Hope. On Dec. 7 he dedicated Manning’s new church to Our Lady of Hope. In his homily Bishop Baker tied the meaning of the feast of the Immaculate Conception to the devotion to Our Lady of […]


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