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2017

Immigration services receives a $20,000 grant

The Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services received a grant that will help them meet the needs of immigrants across the state. The funding was awarded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In June, the foundation announced that 10 organizations would receive Immigrant Families Initiative grants as part of National Immigrant Heritage […]


Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

VATICAN CITY—Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican said in a recent document. Because bread and wine for the Eucharist are no longer supplied just by religious communities, but “are also sold in supermarkets […]


Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others. In a new apostolic letter, the pope approved new norms allowing for candidates to be considered for sainthood because of the heroic way they freely risked their lives and died prematurely […]


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Pope dedicates July to praying for those distant from faith

VATICAN CITY—In his prayer video for the month of July, Pope Francis has asked Christians to join him in praying for those who have strayed from the faith, providing hope to them through the witness of our joy and actions. “Let us never forget that our joy is Jesus Christ — his faithful and inexhaustible […]


Miscellany wins seven Catholic Press Association awards

CHARLESTON—The Catholic Miscellany received seven awards from the Catholic Press Association at the annual Catholic Media Convention held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, from June 21-23. The Miscellany competes in the non-weekly diocesan newspaper category with a circulation of 25,001 or more. The awards are as follows: Best Personality Profile, third place, “Artist transforms ordinary […]


Provincial bishops discuss family, immigration and growth

CHARLESTON—Bishops from the Atlanta Province reflected on a positive trend in their areas while attending their 2017 meeting June 26-28 in the Diocese of Charleston. All of the dioceses which make up the province are experiencing a record amount of growth, said Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. In this regard, the […]


Williams prepares for ordination to the transitional diaconate

Rhett Williams will move a big step closer to the priesthood when he is ordained to the transitional diacon­ate on May 26 at St. Joseph Church in Columbia. After his ordina­tion, he will be allowed to give homilies, proclaim the Gospel, baptize, assist during the lit­urgy and witness a marriage outside Mass. The Charleston native […]


Fatima: Our Lady’s response to the pope’s request

Few realize that the Fatima 1917 apparitions, whose centenary we are celebrating with a diocesan Year of Mary, occurred as a response to the plea of Pope Benedict XV. He had volunteered to mediate peace terms between the belligerent par­ties of World War I but was rejected. Consequently, the pope turned to the Church on […]


Was Mary ever-virgin?

Q: Why is the Catholic Church competing with other religions in turning the Mass into a Broadway musical performance where everything is sung? (Columbia, SC) A: Well, truth be told: if we were shooting for a Broadway musical, I think we’d be missing the mark most days! Have you heard Catholics trying to sing? But […]


Two students receive scholarships to St. Joseph’s Catholic

GREENVILLE—Rising ninth-graders Jessica Gerac and Sara Gushue were recently selected as the recipients of the St. Joseph’s Scholar Award. The annual scholarship is given to two incoming freshmen for academic excellence. Both are eighth-graders at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Jessica is the daughter of Jeff and Samantha Gerac of Greenville and is a member of […]


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