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South Carolina’s 13th bishop ordained

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was installed as the 13th bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston on March 25 during a ceremony that combined the majesty of church tradition with warm emotions. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Broad Street was filled to  capacity with about 483 people. Priests, men and women […]

Ordination photos and DVDs are available for purchase

CHARLESTON — Photos of the episcopal ordination of Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will be available for purchase online. Visit our main page and click the purchase photos link in the left navigation menu. For a DVD of the entire ordination, visit the Web site of the Diocese of Charleston,, and click the order form. […]

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 […]

The Weathers place no price on supporting life, building their family

BOILING SPRINGS — Darrell and Michaelle Weathers had been married for eight years when they decided to adopt a child in 2001. They went through a private agency in South Carolina and spent $18,000 by the time the process was complete. Though it made a hole in their budget, they never begrudged a cent. “I’m […]

Supreme Court denies petition for conspiracy case against diocese

CHARLESTON — In a March 19 order, the Supreme Court of South Carolina denied attorney David Flowers’ petition for original jurisdiction on behalf of plaintiff John Doe. Flowers’ petition and complaint alleged that class counsel Larry Richter and David Haller,  the Diocese of Charleston, Bishop Robert J. Baker, diocesan attorney A. Peter Shahid Jr., and […]

Diocesan seminarian Nerbun installed as acolyte in Rome

ROME — David Nerbun of the Diocese of Charleston was one of 44 seminarians of the Pontifical North American College in Rome who were instituted as acolytes during a celebration of the Eucharist March 15. Cardinal Edmund Szoka, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Detroit, was the principal celebrant of the liturgy, according to a […]

Conference urges youth to give God ‘all access’

WHITE OAK — Dominican Sister Gloria Christi had a special homecoming during the weekend of March 13-15. She attended the 19th annual Diocese of Charleston Youth Conference for high school students at the White Oak Conference Center. It was the same conference where, from 2001-2005, she worked under her secular name, Rebecca Shafer, as part […]

Advocates see school choice bill as parents’ right

CHARLESTON — South Carolinians for Responsible Government urges parents who support school choice to act now, before it is too late. The S.C. Education Opportunity Act (S.520) has been introduced in the state Senate and was scheduled to be filed in the state House of Representatives on March 24, according to Randy Page, president of […]

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    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