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Back to School: St. Gregory School opens its doors

The Catholic Miscellany In a country where Catholic schools are more apt to be closing than opening, the Lowcountry deanery is an anomaly. In Bluffton, the brand new St. Gregory the Great elementary school opened its doors Aug. 21 to an expected crowd of 155 students from K-4 to fifth grade, with one class per […]

Sister Margie’s impact on the community will be felt for years to come

GREENVILLE — Franciscan Sister Margie Hosch is known around the Upstate as a tireless worker for the poor and troubled, as someone who reaches out to help everyone from lonely seniors to hurricane survivors. She has stepped down after 11 years as regional coordinator for Catholic Charities in the Piedmont Deanery, but community members say […]

JustFaith workshop asks participants to live as Jesus lived

GREENVILLE — Jack Jezreel stressed the message that “there are to be no poor among you” during his JustFaith workshop at St. Anthony of Padua Church on July 28. In a press release for The Miscellany, Sister Margie Hosch, then director of the Upstate Catholic Charities, said that participants received an overview of the program, […]

Daryl Kangarloo joins Pee Dee Catholic Charities

CONWAY — Daryl Kangarloo has been hired as the new coordinator for the Pee Dee Deanery office of Catholic Charities. “I think Catholic Charities is a mission and I believe in its mission,” Kangarloo said in an interview with The Miscellany. “I’m excited to have this opportunity.”  Kangarloo has worked as a client advocate in […]

Theological Q&A seeks to answer important questions

 COLUMBIA — At times, being Catholic is a peculiar reality. We can be surprised by the teachings of the church and interested in how things are explained. Doctrinal statements can seem disconnected from every day life, and we want some continuity between our lives and beliefs. By seeking explanations of our beliefs from the church, […]

Nigerian archbishop brings message of ‘kinship in Christ’s love’

ORANGEBURG — A Nigerian archbishop brought a message to Holy Trinity Church on July 1 about the liberation of surrendering all to Jesus Christ.  Most. Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, of the Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria, celebrated Mass during a visit to Father Michael Okere, who is the church administrator and is on assignment to the […]

Serra International Convention will be Aug. 9-12 in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. — The 65th Serra International Convention will be Aug. 9-12 at the Hilton Atlanta. The theme is “Faith of the Family: Foundation of Vocations.” Serra International is a nonprofit Catholic organization which promotes vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life. Serra Clubs have been chartered in 44 different countries since the organization […]

St. John the Beloved Church: Building for community

SUMMERVILLE — St. John the Beloved Church is undergoing a major construction project designed to help the parish become more of a tight-knit and welcoming community. The venture, which started in fall 2006, includes an expansion of the worship space and upgrades to the rest of the church facilities. Seating is being improved, and a […]

Tridentine Mass offered in South Carolina

CHARLESTON — Pope Benedict XVI’s letter on the Tridentine Mass was met with welcome in South Carolina, where the traditional Latin Mass is celebrated in three churches.   Bishop Robert J. Baker granted an indult to celebrate the Tridentine Mass in 2001 to Msgr. Lawrence B.  McInerny, pastor at Stella Maris Church on Sullivan’s Island, […]

Knights’ youth of the year helps Cambodian orphanage

SPARTANBURG — When the Knights of Columbus look for a candidate for their youth of the year award, they look for strength of character and attention to duty. This year, Brendan O’Connell, 14, stood out from all the rest. The rising ninth-grader from St. Paul the Apostle School already had a long list of accomplishments […]

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