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The liturgical inspiration

Catholics are often asked why we commemorate saints at Mass. Some see it as a distraction from focus on the Lord that risks elevating commemoration to outright worship. The Mass is the action of Christ Himself. It’s visible in whose “memory” believers gather, but commemoration of the saints can help those who worship tap into […]

Appointments made for seven priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made seven appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Effective July 1: Father James N. Dubrouillet was appointed administrator of Holy Cross Church in Pickens and St. Luke Mission in Easley. Father Mark S. Good was appointed vicar for vocations in addition to his duties as administrator at St. […]

Mayor Riley: Building interracial bridges

CHARLESTON—Joseph P. Riley entered politics to be a bridge builder, and he has been doing just that for 40 years. In 1975 when Riley was first elected mayor, Charleston was a very different place. One of the biggest issues was the high crime rate on the downtown peninsular that was driving people out in droves. […]

Confederate flag replaced by hopes for healing

COLUMBIA—The Confederate flag no longer flies on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, and people of faith pray this brings an era of racial healing to the state. Members of the S.C. House of Representatives followed the example of the state Senate and voted to remove the banner in the early morning hours of […]

Thousands watch as banner slides into history

COLUMBIA—In less than a minute, the Confederate flag was gone. Without a sound, the small square of red, white and blue cloth slid down through the bright humid air and into the hands of a state law enforcement honor guard. Fifty years of fighting over its presence on the Statehouse grounds was over. Thousands of […]

Franciscan Father Tom Vigliotta dies at age 66

RINGWOOD, N.J.—Franciscan Father Thomas Vigliotta, a professed Franciscan friar for 34 years and a priest for 29, died on July 4 at Holy Name Friary. He was 66. A wake will be held on July 7 from 3-8 p.m., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Church, 65 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, N.J. […]

The Miscellany wins seven Catholic press awards

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—The Diocese of Charleston’s biweekly newspaper received seven awards during the annual Catholic Media Convention held June 24-26. The Catholic Miscellany received the following honors in the newspaper category. First, second and third place for best use of art or graphics went to Caroline Lindsey, page designer, for “7 deadly sins”, “Catechists play […]

Eucharistic procession kicks off Fortnight for Freedom

MYRTLE BEACH—Vacationers strolling along 37th Avenue North on June 20 caught a glimpse of something a little different than the usual beach attractions. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and more than 100 people streamed onto the shore shortly before sunset as part of a eucharistic procession to begin the annual observance of the Fortnight for Freedom. […]

Comfort in the arms of God

CHARLESTON—On June 17, a stranger entered Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and joined a Bible study session. The group of 12 welcomed him and included him in their worship for about an hour when suddenly, the young man took out a gun and started yelling and firing, killing nine people in a hail of […]

Knights of Columbus unfurl messages of love

CHARLESTON—Banners with messages of love and grace adorned buildings around Marion Square shortly after the tragic events at Emanuel AME Church, thanks to a heroic effort from the Knights of Columbus. The words were simple but profound. “Mother Emanuel, We Love You” read the message from Bennett Hospitality. “No matter how dark the nights, the […]

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From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
Mar 2410:00 am The Joy of the Gospel and the New Evangelization
From the Calendar of Office of Catechesis Webinars
5:00 pm Family Mass
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
6:30 pm Family Honor Banquet - Cardinal Newman High School - Columbia
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Mar 2511:00 am Bishop to say Mass/ Palm Sunday/ Mary Help of Christians - Aiken
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Mar 26 End of 3rd Quarter
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
Q3 Ends
From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
Mar 27 Report Cards
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Report Cards Issued
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
End of Third Quarter
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Last day of quarter
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Report Cards
From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
Report Cards Issued
From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
Report Cards
From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
11:00 am Chrism Mass - Cathedral/ Charleston
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3:30 pm Parent/Teacher Conferences
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Mar 28 Easter Break BeginsNoon Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
Seder Meal
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
Report Cards/Early dismissal AFTER lunch
From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
Dismissal at 12:30
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville