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Bishops, journalists attacked at church in Nicaragua

COPAN, Honduras—Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has tried to diffuse a worsening political crisis through dialogue. Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua and […]

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is nominated to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “What matters is not a judge’s personal views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the […]

Vatican calls for prayers, support for seafarers, who face many risks

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican invited Catholics to pray for the 1.2 million seafarers around the world who work under difficult conditions and make huge sacrifices in their profession. Seafarers “play a significant role in our global economy by transporting from one corner of the world to another 90 percent of all the goods we use in […]

Franciscan sisters continue Zambian ministry by telling their story

The African nation of Zambia has special meaning for Franciscan Sis­ter Margie Hosch. For six years beginning in 2009, she traveled to the Diocese of Sol­wezi in Zambia to offer Wholeness Holiness Retreats, special times of spiritual rest and reflection for reli­gious sisters and priests serving in difficult conditions. From 2009 until 2013, she went […]

School supplies effort calls to mind beloved parishioner

ANDERSON—A small Catholic church in Anderson is celebrating the contributions of a longtime pa­rishioner, pioneer and community leader as it launches an effort to help homeless children receive the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. Parishioners at St. Mary of the Angels Church are being asked to donate a variety of school-related items, […]

Cycling team conquers Colorado Rockies to raise money for the homeless

WASHINGTON—A bike ride of almost 420 miles in the Colorado Rockies over six days sounds grueling but it is not nearly as difficult as being homeless year-round, said the co-captain of a team that made the high-altitude ride to raise money for programs and services provided by Denver Catholic Charities for homeless people. “How easy […]

Humble companions: Catholic-Anglican document sees healing in difference

VATICAN CITY—A new document driven by a fresh approach taken by the official Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission reflects a major development in ecumenism where difference is not cause for suspicion or reproach, but is used as an enriching opportunity for mutual listening, learning and conversion. This notable change is seen in the first agreed statement […]

Middle East plays vital role in promoting Christian unity

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis’ visit to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari will be an occasion to once again affirm the church’s closeness with persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch said. As the birthplace of Christianity, the Middle East plays a special role in promoting a path toward unity, the […]

The Miscellany receives six awards

CHARLESTON—The Catholic Miscellany received six awards from the Catholic Press Association at the annual Catholic Media Convention held in Green Bay, Wis., June 13-16. The Miscellany competes in the non-weekly diocesan newspaper category with a circulation of 25,001 or more. Caroline Lindsey, graphic designer, received two second place awards for the article “Holy week: The […]

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that freedom comes at a high price, said the U.S. Archbishop for the Military Services. “The nation’s birthday beckons our rededication to what makes us a great country while reminding us we are indeed ‘one nation under […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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