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2010

Are we living up to our obligation to children?

By DIANE C. BULLARD The nation recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month with mixed emotions as it is faced with the reality of record high numbers of abused children. The Children’s Defense Fund reports that during the year 1996, three American children died daily due to child abuse and neglect. Every 10 seconds, a […]



Blindness has forever changed the physical and spiritual life of Father Maher

JAMES ISLAND – Imagine the trauma of waking up to darkness one morning after nearly 40 years in active church ministry, to discover that the pain you thought was sinusitis was really a disease that has suddenly taken away your sight. That is precisely what happened to Father Joseph G. Maher. At age 65, he […]


A sports hero for all

By MARY HOOD HART I’m not a sports fanatic, by any stretch of the imagination. On Super Bowl Sunday, according to my husband, Jim, I’m one of only five people across the globe who aren’t tuned in. March Madness rarely fazes me. Auto racing bores me. Boxing and wrestling repulse me. Baseball is fun, as […]


A revamped RENEW program works to inspire faith

By JOEY REISTROFFER TAYLORS – Whenever Catholics get together to share their faith, marvelous things can happen. Strangers become friends, parishes grow closer, and individuals see their spiritual lives soar That is the goal of RENEW, which started as a faith-sharing outfit in Newark, N.J., about 20 years ago. Since then, its roots have spread […]


High standards key to Cardinal Newman’s success

COLUMBIA – Cardinal Newman High School is proof that maintaining high standards will turn out students who are ready to meet the requirements of higher education with the confidence and ability they need to be a success. The school’s official history began Dec. 10, 1834 with a group of Ursuline Sisters newly arrived to Charleston […]


Volunteers make Catholic Charities in Pee Dee work

(EDITOR’S NOTE: April is National Volunteer Month and this week The Miscellany takes a look at one group of the many volunteers across the Diocese of Charleston.) CONWAY-Most people think of a big orgganization when they think of Catholic Charities, but in the Pee Dee of South Carolina the agency is run by volunteers out […]


Sister Joan Kobe knows who is in charge

McCORMICK – She is applauded as a ‘wonderful leader,’ but Sister Joan Kobe knows it is God who truly leads Sister Joan has advanced degrees and decades of training and expeience to prepare her, yet she still admits that her current work is challenging. Sister Joan is the pastoral administrator to two small parishes in […]




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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
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    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
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    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
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    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
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    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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