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Help us pick a kids pope photo!

The Miscellany staff is working on an article about what young Catholic school students think about the pope. One of our groups drew pictures and included names they thought the new pontiff should have. Help us pick a photo to run in the paper by liking your favorite on our Facebook page. Follow the link […]

People wait to see the smoke rise from the Sistine Chapel
More black smoke on morning of conclave’s first full day

  By Cindy Wooden| Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — More black smoke poured from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel at 11:40 a.m. March 13, which seemed to indicate the 115 cardinal electors failed to elect a pope on their second and third ballots. The cardinals had voted once March 12 […]

Black smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, the sign that cardinals did not elect a pope in their first round of balloting March 12 at the Vatican. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Black smoke: No new pope on first evening of conclave

  By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Despite the rain, thousands of people filled St. Peter’s Square after dark March 12, the first evening of the conclave, to witness the black smoke that signaled the Catholic Church’s 115 cardinal electors had failed, as expected, to elect a pope on the first […]

Bishop Guglielmone says conclave is more than politics

  CHARLESTON—As the cardinals processed into the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City for the start of the papal conclave on March 12, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrated Mass almost 5,000 miles away in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. “This is no ordinary Lenten weekday … because something extraordinary has just begun,” the bishop […]

St. Peter's Basilica
What happens when cardinals elect a pope

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The 115 cardinals participating in the conclave will know the identity of the new pope before the rest of the world, but their advance knowledge is likely to last for well over an hour, and even more in the unlikely event that the candidate they […]

Historic St. Peter Church rededicated in Beaufort

BEAUFORT—A building that has served as a spiritual home for more than 160 years came to life again on Feb. 22 with the blessing of the newly restored historic St. Peter Church on Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort.A capacity crowd of more than 100 packed the church, while another 400 watched a video simulcast of […]

Couples renew vows at marriage celebration

MYRTLE BEACH—St. Andrew Church was filled with as many stories as there were couples — about 350 of them. A handful were newlyweds, but most had been married for over 55 years, according to Kathy Schmugge, assistant director of the family life office. The comment was made that there was so much love in the […]

Knights of Columbus launch prayer campaign during papal transition

NEW HAVEN, Conn—The Knights of Columbus issued a statement Feb. 15 asking all Catholics to pray daily for the pope and the church in anticipation of Pope Benedict XVI’s retirement and the election of a new pope. Pope Benedict XVI has publicly asked for prayers for himself, his successor and the church. “Continue to pray for me, […]

Bishop Guglielmone says pope’s resignation a sign of love for the church

CHARLESTON–Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone thought he was going to have a quiet Monday — until he heard the shocking announcement that Pope Benedict XVI had resigned. It is an occurrence that is practically unheard of, with the last resignation coming more than 600 years ago with Pope Gregory XII in 1415. Bishop Guglielmone said he […]

Oratorians hold elections

ROCK HILL—Father John Giuliani, CO, was elected provost of the Rock Hill Oratory during the triennial elections held Feb. 5. Father Fabio Refosco, C.O., was elected as vicar, and Father Adilso Coelho, C.O., Brother Joseph Guyon, C.O., and Father Agustin Guzman, C.O, were all elected as deputies. Brother Joseph Guyon, C.O., is the secretary of […]

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