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Praying for the Care of Creation

CNS photo/Yonhap, EPA: An official tries to clear trash Aug. 29 from a lake near near Seoul, South Korea. The ecumenical World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is Sept. 1. Supported by both Pope Francis and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the 2018 celebration is focused on the importance of water. For […]

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone pens letter to papal nuncio

August 31, 2018 His Excellency Christophe Pierre, Nuncio, Apostolic Nunciature   Dear Archbishop Pierre, Our Church is in crisis and as the leader of the Catholic faithful in the State of South Carolina, I write with urgency to express my sentiments and echo those of the people in my care. We feel betrayed, angry and misled. […]

The wages of net neutrality’s repeal can be fatal

WASHINGTON—It is not too big of a leap to say that the end of net neutrality is both lethal and fatal. Ask the California wildfire fighters. The U.S. Catholic bishops had argued for the preservation of open-internet rules, lest internet service providers divert web traffic into fast lanes and slow lanes depending how much the […]

Catholic nuns in the forefront of relief work for flooded Kerala

KOCHI, India—More than 6,700 Catholic women religious are among those helping more than 1 million people taking shelter in relief camps after unprecedented floods ravaged Kerala state in southwest India. “This is the biggest rescue and relief operation the Catholic Church in Kerala has undertaken in its history,” said Father George Vettikattil, who heads the […]

Learn about the new principals in the diocese

Five schools in the diocese have new principals this year. Read their Q&A with The Miscellany below. * St. Joseph in Anderson welcomes Haymee Giuliani * Education credentials: Public accountant, Spanish teaching certification, pursuing MSEd with concentration on Catholic School Leadership from St. Joseph College in Maine Professional background: Administration and accounting for Hoogovens Technical Services, English […]

OLMs celebrate 125 years of combined dedicated service of two sisters

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy joined in celebration of two jubilarians: Sister Carmelita Boyd, with 65 years, and Sister Mary Thomas Neal, with 60 years of dedicated service to the mission of Christ in the Diocese of Charleston. The bishop celebrated the Eucharist at May Forest […]

International Trade Commission reverses U.S. tariff on newsprint

WASHINGTON—The International Trade Commission unanimously reversed a series of tariffs Aug. 29 that the U.S. government had slapped on Canadian-produced newsprint. Publishers based in the United States were joyous at hearing the news. “We are so very happy to see this,” said Carmela Weismantle, operations manager and director of advertising for Pittsburgh Catholic Publishing Associates, […]

Day of Hope eases back-to-school burdens in Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH—The back-to-school season can be stressful for everyone, but is especially tough on families with financial struggles. Buying school supplies, new clothes and shoes must be balanced against the cost of rent, food, and transportation, and many don’t know where to turn to get what their kids need before classes start. For the past […]

Father Javier Heredia placed on administrative leave

CHARLESTON—Father Javier Heredia, administrator at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Lancaster and St. Michael Mission in Great Falls, was arrested on July 15 as the result of an allegation of inappropriate contact outside the clothing of a minor female while in a public wave pool, according to a statement from the Diocese of Charleston. A […]

Why we should not shop at thrift stores

Dear Editor: I really enjoyed the article “Doing without creates compassion for the poor” [The Miscellany, Aug. 16] and have increasingly been trying to encourage the life of solidarity for my two teenage daughters. There was, however, one suggestion that I strongly disagree with, “Shop secondhand,” which actually was a conversation I had with my […]

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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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    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
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate