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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 […]

Six Basic Truths of Discipleship: Discipleship is about giving thanks

One of our greatest powers and privileges as human persons is the ability to give thanks. Each of us can turn to God, our parents, spouses, family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers and say “thank you.” We each have this capacity to reflect on our experiences and to express our gratitude. It’s an awesome ability. […]

What is the Legion of Mary?

People often see notices about meetings of the Legion of Mary and the organization’s service activities in their parish bulletins or on announcement boards, but most are unfamiliar with what it means to be a member of the Legion. It is not just a group dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Mother, although that devotion […]

Called by Mary, Legion members are dedicated to service

COLUMBIA — According to Members of the Legion of Mary, joining the lay organization is not just a personal choice. “It’s like the Blessed Mother calls you to be her hands and feet,” said Ivy Monohon of Aiken, a member of the Legion for 47 years. “You are drawn to the Legion like a vocation. […]

Franciscans from around the country serve in South Carolina

St. Francis of Assisi The Sisters of St. Francis working in South Carolina are from a number of different congregations with different individual constitutions. However, all of the sisters follow the rule of St. Francis of Assisi, for whom their order is named. His rule, in its simplest form, calls for followers to observe the […]

Teens who take a Spring break helping others really help themselves

CHARLESTON — Spring break does not have to be about the simple pursuits of sun and fun. It can also be about discipleship and stewardship in the community. A number of students from the Diocese of Charleston and around the country put their faith into action during the annual vacation from school. Father Marcin Zahuta, […]

St. Francis shop is back in business at its new location

COLUMBIA — The St. Francis Catholic Shop has found a new home. The store is moving into a smaller space in the same shopping center where it is currently located, said Maureen Weigold, who runs the business with her husband, Deacon Greg Weigold. The Weigolds had planned to close at the end of February because […]

Readers help choose their news with Miscellany survey

CHARLESTON — Subscribers who participate in The Cath olic Miscellany’s readership survey will help determine the kind of newspaper they receive. The Miscellany is conducting the survey to help provide the editorial staff with a picture of who the readers are, what they would like to see and how they would like to receive their […]

New bishop’s ordination Mass to be streamed live online

CHARLESTON — When Bishop-designate Robert E. Guglielmone is ordained as the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, the eyes of the world will be upon him, from the comfort of their own homes. The historic event will be streamed live on the Internet, making it the first time the S.C. diocese has been able […]

Called to conversion brings families to Christ

LEXINGTON — For the Sakaras of Hopkins, this year’s Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion ceremony for the Midlands Deanery was definitely a family affair. The Sakara siblings — Alyssa, 11, Jessica, 13, and Corey, 19 — all took part in the annual ritual at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington on Feb. 28. […]

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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