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Father Benedict Groeschel speaks at Cardinal Newman

COLUMBIA — Father Benedict Groeschel addressed the students of Cardinal Newman School during a mid-day assembly March 11. Approximately 500 students, along with faculty, staff and parents, heard the Franciscan Friar of the Renewal speak about the gross injustice of underpaying immigrants. He described this as one of the biggest sins that American society commits […]

Church of the Nativity reaches its 50 year landmark

CHARLESTON — The Church of the Nativity celebrated its 50th anniversary April 5 with cake and light refreshments in the parish hall. Father S. Thomas Kingsley, administrator, said they hope to have a more elaborate celebration in the fall with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, but for now they decided to keep it simple since the […]

Aiken County residents earn GEDs with Catholic Center’s help

GLOVERVILLE — Peggy Estes and her father, Jimmy, spent a recent Wednesday morning solving math problems. The two Edgefield residents huddled at a table with Christina Geter of Beech Island and figured out the correct answers. Daughters of Charity Sister Mary Sheehan checked on them several times to monitor their progress. These adult students are […]

SCCCW convention focuses on promoting faith and values

HILTON HEAD — The 79th annual Convention of the S.C. Council of Catholic Women offered participants from the Diocese of Charleston three days of spiritual reflection, celebration and fellowship. The event, held at the Hilton Ocean Front Resort, featured guest speakers, workshops, entertainment, and daily opportunities for prayer and worship. The convention was hosted by […]

CHARLESTON — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to spotlight the issue of abuse and teach people how to become involved in supporting children and families. Of course, for agencies that focus on protecting children, every single day is about child abuse prevention, and they would like that to be true for […]

Easter 2009

‘In Him a new age has dawned; the long reignof sin is ended; a broken world has beenrenewed and man is once again made whole.’~ From the fourth Preface of the Mass of Easter Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: We come once again to this celebration of the awesome feast of Easter in what […]

Six Basic Truths of Discipleship: Living fully without fear

Life can certainly give us a few failures and disappointments. At times, these can leave bad memories and scars on our soul. We remember these events and fear repeating them, or letting them be repeated. Walls and barriers go up around our heart and obsessive caution is the rule of the day. In such an […]

Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes speaks at ‘40 Days’ rally

CHARLESTON — Alan Keyes, a 2008 presidential nominee for America’s Independent Party, was the featured speaker at the 40 Days for Life Mid-way Rally in Charleston March 21. During a phone interview with The Miscellany, he said it is part of his mission to join people who are mobilizing to end abortion and to make […]

Spartanburg coroner analyzes the painful details of Christ’s death

SPARTANBURG — Coroner Rusty Clevenger spoke in a professional tone,  but people in the crowd looked shocked. The Spartanburg county coroner was talking about “The Forensics of Christ’s Crucifixion,” an event sponsored by St. Paul the Apostle Church Women’s Club on March 12 in the parish hall. It was a mixture of Scripture and science […]

Basketball tournament combines fellowship, competition

GREENVILLE — The 39th annual diocesan Youth Basketball Tournament involved a full year of planning, 48 teams, 65 games and 10 separate venues, yet the main event included no roundball play at all. “Father (Jay Scott) Newman said Mass on Saturday evening for about 800 people in Timmons Arena (on the Furman University campus), which […]

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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
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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
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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