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2014

The King’s judgement

This November has been unusual in that on three Sundays, the normal cycle of liturgical celebrations has been interrupted with beautiful feasts. All Souls Day was followed by the dedication of the pope’s cathedral, and we end the liturgical year with the celebration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The Solemnity of […]


ID program helps Neighborhood House target service needs

CHARLESTON—Neighborhood House was chosen to participate in a pilot program that will enable them to keep track of all their clients and the services they use. Nikki Grimball, director of the peninsula outreach, said the program provides photo identification with a bar code on the back for every client that comes in the door. The […]


A story of charity, a mission of mercy

SOUTH CAROLINA—In an effort to “wake up the world” to the faith of men and women religious, Pope Francis called for a celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life to begin Nov. 30 and close Feb. 2, 2016. To honor the women religious who have dedicated their lives to the service of God, The Catholic […]


Be mediators of God’s goodness, Bishop says

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we approach this wonderful national holiday we call Thanksgiving, we reflect on a year that has been difficult in so many ways. We can certainly think of our economy that is still struggling, families in situations that challenge them, a world situation of terrorism and violence, and all […]


Summerville dads organize to support their children’s school

SUMMERVILLE—The annual oyster roast and cook-out thrown by the Summerville Catholic Fathers Association has quickly become a huge success, just like the group itself. The club was started three years ago by Travis Piscitelli, who was looking for a way for dads to be more involved with school life. They tackled several projects and quickly […]


Wrath and joy

There are many Biblical verses that describe the wrath of God. In the Book of Exodus it is re­corded that should an Israelite fail to respect the rights and property even of a non-Israeli, the wrath of God will flare up and His sword will kill the wrongdoer. As flawed people, experience shows that God […]


Mary Shumpert has been counting her blessings for 100 years

BY TOMMY HOWARD THE CATHOLIC MISCELLANY GEORGETOWN—Mary Hughes Shumpert is a rarity in many ways. Born a Catholic in the deep South on Oct. 19, 1914, she has lived to see the start of her own new century, and she’s never broken a bone or had surgery. Among the few Catholic institutions in South Carolina […]


Catholic Charismatic Conference spotlights the merciful Christ

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Rituals, liturgy and theology mean nothing if Catholics don’t truly know the love of Jesus Christ. Father Richard McAlear of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate delivered that message to over 270 people from five states during his third appearance as keynote speaker at the annual Catholic Charismatic Conference Oct. 24-26 at Our Lady […]


Father Charles Day, a retired diocesan priest, dies at 83

MAULDIN—Father Charles J. Day, a retired priest for the Diocese of Charleston, died Oct. 19. He was 83. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 30 at St. Peter Church in Beaufort. The burial with military honors was in Beaufort National Cemetery. Father Day was born July 2, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa., the only […]


Korean community celebrates faith and culture

SPARTANBURG—The Korean Catholic Community held an open house at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Oct. 19 . Top photo, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrates Mass with Father Choong-yeol Andrew Ryu of St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church of Atlanta. Middle photo, Jennifer Sams (left) and Hyunwoo Austin Choi (right) present flowers to the bishop. […]


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    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
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    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
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    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
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    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
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    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
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    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
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    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
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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
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
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    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
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    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
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