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Two new men are on path to priesthood

Meet Matthew Bauer and Matthew Curley, two new seminarians who are attending Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, Texas, for the Diocese of Charleston. Curley, 18, was homeschooled with his three brothers and three sisters, and attended St. Catherine of Siena Church in Lancaster. His parents, Jim and Lori Curley, raised the family on a farm […]


Solicitor to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof

CHARLESTON—Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said that her office will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, 21, who faces nine charges of murder, three charges of attempted murder and a weapons charge for the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17. Wilson made the announcement during a press conference held Sept. 3, […]


Four pitfalls college students should avoid

Beginning college can be one of the most exciting, and scary, times in a student’s life. Like everything else, there are right ways and wrong ways to approach campus life, and it helps to know ahead of time what behavior to avoid. Here are four common mistakes new students make, according to college officials. Bad […]


The heavenward rails

A consideration of the spiritual benefits of why Catholics kneel during Mass does raise other questions. Why do the faithful kneel during the time bread and wine become Christ’s Body and Blood, but remain standing to receive it? Kneeling prayerfully before Jesus occurs frequently in the New Testament. The sick, rulers, desperate parents and the […]


If you don’t want to eat live, infectious bacteria, then wash your hands

Colds and flus and stomach bugs — they’re all part of the school year, but children and parents can help protect themselves from those illnesses. School officials said they all maintain a strict, daily cleaning regimen in an effort to keep germs under control. In addition to what the janitorial crews do, teachers and staff […]


St. Anne School sets precedents and new traditions

ROCK HILL—St. Anne is just two years away from having its first class of graduates and becoming the only school in the diocese to run from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade. The students who are part of this pioneering class are thrilled to be setting precedent and “coming up with the traditions of […]


Bishop encourages families to remain with Scouting

A recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay leaders should not keep people in South Carolina from being involved in Catholic Scouting, according to Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. In an interview with The Miscellany, Bishop Guglielmone said that the July 27 resolution by the Boy Scouts of America still respects […]


Sisters of Charity Health System to sell Providence Hospital in Columbia

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Health System and Providence Hospitals announced that they plan to sell Providence Hospitals to LifePoint Health. The two signed a letter of intent on July 28. As part of LifePoint, Providence will continue to operate in a manner consistent with the obligations of a Catholic hospital, the organization stated in a […]


Vercellotti’s quiet persistence is faith in action

PAWLEYS ISLAND—When Len Vercellotti was a boy growing up in Illinois, he would peer longingly into a cedar chest where his father Joseph, a fourth degree Knight of Columbus, stored his sword and regalia. He fondly remembers the charitable work his dad did with the fraternal organization, and spending Saturdays at the local Knights’ hall […]


Kneeling before love’s fire

Christianity is often viewed as outdated. Admittedly, from unusual musical chant to burning incense, the Mass looks at times like something that has been dropped onto planet Earth from another world. At the heart of the criticism is the false premise that suddenly everything that ever happened before was incorrect and everything new is enlightened. […]


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