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The Miscellany seeks input with readership survey

CHARLESTON — The Cath olic Miscellany is working with the Office of Research and Planning for the Diocese of Charleston to conduct a survey of its subscribers in our constant effort to make the publication more interesting and useful to our readers. The survey is divided by deanery so a more accurate representation of the […]

Youth build chairs, rebuild their lives with craft program

CHAPIN — The whirs and whines of electric sanders, drills and saws coming from a refurbished warehouse on a recent afternoon were the sounds of young people learning to rebuild their lives. Four nights a week, members of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Chapin help lead the Young Craftsmen and Craftswomen Class at […]

Catholic education and faith help Bolchoz toward career goal

COLUMBIA — John Bolchoz knows what it means to remain committed to a goal. The 17-year-old senior at Cardinal Newman School first decided to seek an appointment to a U.S. military academy when he was a freshman.   Four years later, he has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He will […]

Six Basic Truths of Discipleship: Discipleship means following

Obedience. Deference. Authority. Docility. These are not very popular words in our society. Our culture has attached a negative connotation to each of them. Why? Each of these words, when properly understood, is a key to a deeper understanding of our discipleship. They can help us to better grasp what we are called to be […]

South Carolina generosity helps Father Reddimasu serve in India

SUMMERVILLE — St. Anthony’s Church in Dharmasagar, India, has a new home for the priests working to help the forgotten children and suffering poor, thanks to the generosity of South Carolina Catholics. Father Thomasaiah Reddimasu spent five years in the diocese, but he never forgot the plight of those in his impoverished homeland in Dharmasagar […]

St. Joseph’s offers tuition-assistance program for families in need

CHARLESTON — St. Joseph’s Cath olic School is reaching out a hand to families who want their children to attend parochial school but are daunted by the price tag. The private school in Greenville created a new tuition assistance program for incoming freshman that will provide families in need with $1,000 to $7,300 for the […]

‘7 Steps’ program applies catechism to finances

Debt is a four-letter word that Americans need to purge from their vocabulary, and their lives. One program that can help Catholics do that is 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free, which is offered by Phil Lenahan in partnership with Veritas Financial Ministries and Our Sunday Visitor. Lenahan, who lives in Temecula, Calif., wanted to […]

Discover financial peace of saving, giving

CHARLESTON — “Money is the root of all evil” is one of the most frequently misquoted sayings of our time. The actual passage is a Scripture that reads, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with […]

Marriage Encounter weekend strengthens unions

HILTON HEAD — The Worldwide Marriage Encounter was a journey of enrichment for 31 couples Feb. 6-8. For two of those couples, it was an especially golden time as they celebrated their 50th and 50-plus wedding anniversaries, according to a press release from Patricia Stewart, a participant. Mrs. Stewart and her husband Jack will mark […]

Kozels celebrate 60 years of faith, parenthood and joy

ORANGEBURG — In the late 1940s, Cyril Kozel was a young man just back from serving three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. There was one skill he desperately wanted to learn. “There were a bunch of us in junior college, and we were just back from the South Pacific and didn’t […]

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