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Areas hit by Florence receive disaster relief

RALEIGH, N.C.—The Carolinas have been hard hit with record rainfall and flooding rivers from Hurricane Florence since it made landfall Sept. 14. And although the storm was downgraded from a Category 2 hurricane to a Category 1 by time it made landfall, and then was downgraded to a tropical storm, it still caused extensive water […]


Grieving family members find solace in memorial Mass

MURRELLS INLET—On a hot, bright Saturday morning along the Grand Strand, men and women came together to pray and worship in honor of the sons and daughters they have lost. About 100 people turned out at St. Michael Church on Sept. 8 for a memorial Mass in honor of children who have died. The event […]


Bishop makes nine priest assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone made several new assignments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston recently. Father Giovannie B. Nunez, CRM, changed from administrator of St. Jude and St. Anne in Sumter to pastor, effective Aug. 20. Father Noly N. Berjuega, CRM, changed from parochial vicar of St. Jude and St. Anne in Sumter to pastor of […]


Pope prays for young people, their diligence and courage

VATICAN CITY—As he often does with a group made up of people of different faiths or no faith, Pope Francis gave young people in Palermo a special blessing, but not a ritual one. After the pope’s meeting with teenagers and young adults Sept. 15, some Catholics on Twitter expressed outrage that there was no formal […]


Catholic Charities prepared to help storm victims

Above, North Carolina residents help an elderly man evacuate after rising water began flooding a trailer community Sept. 15 during Hurricane Florence in Lumberton. The storm thrashed the Carolinas with fierce winds, driving rain and catastrophic flooding. Downgraded from hurricane strength after making landfall, the storm has killed at least 17 people, authorities said. Hundreds […]


Cardinal says he’s hopeful about addressing crisis after meeting pope

VATICAN CITY—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States. “I myself am filled with hope,” he said, “but I also realize all these things might take purpose and time.” The cardinal spoke following a […]


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Catholic Charities of South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence set to hit the coast of South Carolina in the next 24-48 hours, Catholic Charities of South Carolina is preparing to help people affected by the storm. Kelly Kaminski, director of disaster services for Catholic Charities, said the agency activated its Emergency Operations Center and disaster services team on Monday (Sept. 10) […]


Delivery of The Catholic Miscellany has been delayed by post office closure

Dear Readers, The delivery of your Sept. 13 edition of The Catholic Miscellany has been unavoidably delayed. Due to Hurricane Florence and her unpredictable path, the U.S. post office in Charleston is closed and is not accepting mail until further notice. You will receive your paper after the Charleston post office reopens. Until then, be safe, and […]


Bishop Guglielmone grants dispensation from Sunday Mass

DIOCESE—Due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Florence, and the unpredictable track of the storm, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has granted a dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation on Sept. 15 (Vigil) and Sunday, Sept. 16, for all Catholics living in the Diocese of Charleston. This dispensation is granted because the state of emergency may prevent them […]


First East Coast hurricane reminds us to prepare

CHARLESTON—As Hurricane Florence gathers force in the Atlantic Ocean and threatens to make landfall along the shores of the Carolinas, state and diocesan officials are working to coordinate their responses for possible evacuations and to assist in the aftermath. There are important preparations for everyone  that could possibly be affected by a hurricane. Here is […]


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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
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