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Rev. Patrick Allen will be ordained to the Anglican ordinariate
Anglicans come into full communion with Church through Ordinariate

CHARLESTON—The Rev. Patrick Allen, pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, said he has always been homesick for the Catholic Church.This spring, he hopes to rectify his longing when he is received into full communion through the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter — the Anglican Ordinariate.Along with his wife Ashley […]

Your questions about the Anglican Ordinariate answered

CHARLESTON—So far this year, over 1,600 people have entered the Catholic Church through the Anglican Ordinariate, with 36 groups at some stage of reception right now, said Father Scott Hurd.Father Hurd, a former Episcopal priest who entered the church under the pastoral provision, visited Church of the Holy Communion recently to discuss the papal decree […]

St. Patrick 175th anniversary
Anniversary closing marks continuation of renewed involvement

CHARLESTON—The yearlong celebration of St. Patrick Church’s 175th anniversary came to a close Nov. 30-Dec. 2 with faces from the past and a call for the future. Parishioners said the weekend events did not mark an ending, but a beginning. Infused with new members and an active group of young people, Beverly Buford said now […]

Ursuline Sister Jean Marie Hettinger dies at age 77

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ursuline Sister Jean Marie Hettinger, who taught at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, S.C., from 1972 to 1976, died Nov. 17 at Mercy Sacred Heart in Louisville. She was 77.The funeral liturgy was celebrated Nov. 21, at the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville motherhouse chapel, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Sister Jean Marie was […]

Bolchoz resigns as Bishop England principal

DANIEL ISLAND—Bishop England High School is searching for a new principal.Michael Bolchoz, who took the helm in 2010, said he will remain in his role until the end of the current school year in June. The search is on for his replacement.“Mr. Bolchoz has implemented many positive changes and additions during his tenure,” Msgr. Richard […]

Holy Ghost Father Phillip Howard dies at age 67

NEW YORK— Congregation of the Holy Spirit Father Phillip R. Howard, former pastor of St. Patrick Church in Charleston, S.C., died Dec. 4. He was 67. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Church in Harlem on Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. The burial will be at the Spiritan community cemetery in Bensalem, Penn.Father […]

Advent wreath
Christians draw joy from knowing God is near, pope says

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News ServiceVATICAN CITY—In the dry spiritual desert of modern society and the darkness of moral and economic confusion, Christians draw joy from knowing that Christ is near, Pope Benedict XVI said.Celebrating a morning Mass at Rome’s Our Lady of Grace parish and reciting the Angelus at the Vatican later Dec. […]

Catholics sometimes confused about Immaculate Conception

Many people who go to Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary may not know the exact reason for this important holy day of obligation, officially observed on Dec. 8. Msgr. Charles Rowland, pastor of Holy Spirit Church on Johns Island, said even the most observant Catholics sometimes mistakenly […]

Prince of Peace School celebrates 10th anniversary
Prince of Peace School celebrates a decade

TAYLORS—Fireworks cast a colorful glow on the happy, upturned faces of more than 700 people who turned out to celebrate Prince of Peace School’s 10th anniversary.The crowd, some holding young children already sleeping, had been treated to a full night of festivities after Mass on Nov. 10.They were serenaded by the school choir, surprised by […]

2011-2012 diocesan financial report

This issue of The Catholic Miscellany contained a summary of the Diocese of Charleston’s financial reports for the fiscal years that ended June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012 as introduced by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. To view the complete report, click here.   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, With the publication of […]

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