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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 […]

Fund helps persecuted Christian widows in India

GREENVILLE—Over the past year, the generosity of people from the Diocese of Charleston has helped change the lives of widows in India whose husbands were killed because they were Christians. Donations from South Carolina have purchased livestock and vegetable seeds to help the women feed their families, paid tuition to Catholic boarding schools, and helped […]

Vietnamese remember martyrs with faith and celebration

COLUMBIA—Hundreds of Vietnamese Catholics celebrated their ancestors who died for the faith at the annual Vietnamese Martyrs’ Celebration held Nov. 18 at St. Martin de Porres Church in Columbia. Franciscan Father David Q. Phan and Father Elbano Muñoz, pastor of St. Anne Church in Rock Hill, concelebrated a Mass in Vietnamese. Cultural hymns were sung […]

Young adults thrive in volunteer immersion

Marie Schaner takes her job as a campus recruiter for the Catholic Volunteer Network seriously because she’s seen the benefits firsthand. The non-profit organization pairs people with over 200 domestic and international volunteer programs. Schaner said all of them are faithbased and volunteers live in community. A junior at the College of Charleston, Schaner became […]

Sister Catherine Marie
Women religious find God’s presence in all things

MYRTLE BEACH—Women religious were encouraged to appreciate God’s presence in every facet of their busy lives during the annual Collaboration for Ministry Initiative conference Nov. 16-18 in Myrtle Beach. The weekend’s theme was “Being Present,” with workshops led by Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, an author and retreat leader who has lived monastic life for more than […]

New appointments for priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston: Adorno Father Melvin Avilla was appointed parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek, and as administrator at both St. Philip Benizi Church in Moncks Corner and Our Lady of Peace Mission in Bonneau, effective Sept. 17. Father […]

Thanksgiving memories

Thanksgiving surprise By Kathy Schmugge With a newborn in a new city, I was down in the dumps because bad weather prevented my planned trip to spend Thanksgiving day with my family. This holiday was always a big celebration at home and my mom knew how to put together a magnificent spread for the holidays. […]

Finding thanks in Thanksgiving
Put aside stressors this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: The name says it all. It is the traditional time to give thanks to God, to count one’s blessings and be grateful for our spiritual bounty. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 For some, this is easy. Carrie Mummert, associate director of stewardship in the […]

Coloring book can help domestic violence victims

ORANGEBURG—Nobody knew Lucinda Bernard was involved in an abusive relationship until the night she was killed. Her family members recall that night, filled with pulsing blue lights as they stood outside her house blocked by crime tape, in utter shock and despair. Bernard’s husband was convicted of her murder, and three children were left without […]

Our desires need to be directed toward heaven

Author and speaker Christopher West has spent more than a decade spreading the message of Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body,” a series of audiences he give during the first five years of his pontificate. West’s new book “At the Heart of the Gospel: Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization” (Image Books) […]

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