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2010

Issue of transgender access to facilities ‘deeply disturbing’

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration’s May 13 directive on transgender access to bathrooms “that treats ‘a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex’ is deeply disturbing,” said the chairmen of two U.S. Catholic bishops’ committees. “The guidance fails to address a number of important concerns and contradicts a basic understanding of human formation so well expressed by […]


Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrates Mass at the Federal Correctional Institute Williamsburg in Salters on Dec. 24.
Bishop celebrates prison Mass

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone spent some time in prison on Christmas Eve. The bishop celebrated Mass for the men imprisoned at Federal Correctional Institute Williamsburg in Salters at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24.


Longest married couple sought in SC
Searching for longest married couples

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a faith-based marriage enrichment program, is searching for the longest married couple in the country and on the state level. Over 180 nominations have been received but not one has been sent in from anybody in South Carolina, according to organizers.


Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $51,000 in grants

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded 22 Caritas grants totaling $51,000 to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across the state. The one-year grants are for organizations to provide outreach services to the poor and marginalized with annual budgets of less than $250,000.


The Miscellany has a new schedule in 2011

CHARLESTON—In case you missed the last edition of The Catholic Miscellany, the newspaper’s publication dates will change in 2011. The paper will be printed every other week starting Jan. 6, 2011.


(Miscellany/Christina Lee Knauss) Franciscan Father Khoa Nguyen, priest for Vietnamese ministry, speaks at Mass for the martyrs of Vietnam Nov. 14 at St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia.
Vietnamese Catholics discuss leadership

ROCK HILL—A recent leadership conference helped some Vietnamese Catholics learn how the Gospel message can help them reach out more effectively to others.


(Diocesan Archives) Christ shares His body and blood in a detail from this stained glass window at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in North Myrtle Beach. The parish began an outreach program to help people with food and other necessities.
New outreach in the Grand Strand

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Our Lady Star of the Sea Church has launched an outreach program to help the increasing number of needy people along the northern stretch of the Grand Strand.


(Photo Provided) Pat Croteau, in the senior program, and Maryanne Giacommetti, her companion, participate in the St. Anthony of Padua Church Christmas party Dec. 11.
Being a friend to a senior is important at Christmas

The Christmas season is a blessed and festive time, but it can also be lonely and challenging for senior citizens. Seniors who are widowed, have no family or family members far away might find themselves without any visitors.



Watch the Pope’s New Year’s Mass online

Thanks to a collaboration of the Vatican Television Centre and Telecom Italia, you can watch Pope Benedict’s Mass for the World Day of Peace on Jan. 1, 2011, will be transmitted in with commentary in six languages: Italian, French, English, German, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese. Watch it on: Vatican Radio: www.radiovaticana.org Pontifical Council for Social […]


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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 10 High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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    7:00 pm Junta de Vicaria (Charleston)
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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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