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Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dan Lynch
Guadalupe missionary image travels South Carolina

ANDERSON — A missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe made a 10-day pilgrimage to South Carolina in mid-October, accompanied the second week by Dan Lynch. Lynch, a retired judge from St. Albans, Vt., is director of The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe apostolate, He travels the world speaking at retreats, conferences […]

Father Roger Ansparger, stewardship, spirituality
Stewardship is the product of a virtue-driven life, speaker says

SIMPSONVILLE — Father Roger Arnsparger told around 200 people at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church that through God’s divine love and mercy all are given the gift of stewardship. Father Arnsparger, who is vicar of education for the Diocese of Charlotte and pastor at St. Michael’s in Gastonia, N.C., led a three-day retreat at the […]

SilentDay, pro-life protest, Our Lady of the Hills Church, Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, Stand True
Silent pro-life protest by youth speaks volumes

COLUMBIA — Teens from Our Lady of the Hills Church made a dramatic pro-life statement on Oct. 20 using only red tape and silence. About 18 members of the parish youth group taped their mouths shut for an entire school day and refused to speak in class as a symbol of the millions of voices […]

The Catholic Miscellany, new website, design, Ed Henninger, 803Labs, update
The Miscellany undergoes design change and revamps site

CHARLESTON — Next week, readers of The Catholic Miscellany will see some changes in the paper and Internet versions of their newspaper. The Miscellany’s paper format has undergone some updates, with the help of design consultant Ed Henninger of Rock Hill, that include easier-to-read fonts, a cleaner layout and more focus on diocesan news. A […]

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, bells, Bishop Robert Guglielmone, blessing
Bishop blesses Cathedral bells

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass and blessed the three new bells for the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Oct. 15, saying the instruments will serve as a call to conversation with God. In his homily, the bishop said the bells will mark time, toll for funerals and rejoice in the […]

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Memorial Mass, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, South Carolina
Memorial Mass set for Nov. 2 at Holy Cross Cemetery

CHARLESTON — Catholics are called to remember their deceased loved ones at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Nov. 2.   It will be a very special service, possibly the first one ever held at the cemetery, said Warren Stuckey, director of cemeteries for the […]

Catholic schools, swine flu, H1N1, precautions
Extra precautions have Catholic schools faring well in flu season

SOUTH CAROLINA — God seems to have blessed Catholic schools with his protective hand in terms of the H1N1 virus. Most of the Diocese of Charleston schools contacted by The Miscellany said they had seen only a few cases of the swine flu, but neighboring public schools were battling high absenteeism from the flu and […]

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Scouting, Catholic Scouting, Boy Scout Oath, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, Camporee, Weston Lake
Over 600 attend Scout camporee, bishop encourages vocations

COLUMBIA — Cold temperatures and occasional mist and rain didn’t bother the Boy and Girl Scouts and their families who attended the Diocese of Charleston’s fifth Catholic Scouting Camporee held on Oct. 16-18. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone joined the more than 600 youth for the day on Oct. 17 at the Weston Lake site. He […]

Retired Deacon Paul F. Shook of Spartanburg, left, talks with Deacon James H. Johnson of St. Ann Church in Florence during a break between workshops at the Diaconate Fall Day of Education in Columbia on Oct. 17.
Diaconate meeting targets health care and end-of-life issues

COLUMBIA — Approaching difficult health care decisions from a Catholic perspective was the focus at the Diaconate Fall Day of Continuing Education held Oct. 17 at St. Peter Church in Columbia.   Father John Markham, M.D., was the keynote speaker. The priest is the bishop’s health care liaison in the Diocese of Savannah, Ga., and […]

Christian death, dying, identity in Christ, Father Jeffrey Kirby
Five aspects of Christian death and dying: Our identity in Christ

Editor’s Note: This is the first column in a series on dying. Some years ago, when a beloved mentor of mine was terminally ill, I asked him what it was like to prepare for death. He told me it was lonely. I was surprised by his response because he was always surrounded by family, friends […]

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