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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 […]


Van Name receives award from Council 10668

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Council 10668 presented Karin Van Name with its Catholicity Award on June 21. The award recognizes a parishioner who embodies the commandment to love your Lord with your heart, soul and mind and your neighbor as yourself. Van Name, a longtime parishioner of St. Francis by the Sea, was recognized […]


Fort Mill Knights achieve fourth degree

FORT MILL – Three Knights from Knights of Columbus Council 10819 from Simpsonville, achieved their fourth degree on June 13. They are Billy Rodgers, Jim Schuler and Richard Espindola. They were part of the 42 fourth degree candidates from the Diocese of Charleston. To achieve the final degree, a Knight must progress through the guiding […]


New pastoral center dedicated at St. Joseph in Columbia

COLUMBIA—The future of ministry at St. Joseph Church officially has a new home in a ministries and administration building that was dedicated on June 19. Msgr. Richard D. Harris, pastor, led a solemn vespers service and then formally dedicated the new building in front of a crowd of more than 100 people. He read prayers […]


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. […]


Providential cycles

It is sometimes scary how providential the preselected biblical readings are for Mass. One aim of the 20th century liturgical reform was to open more lavishly the treasures of the Bible over a set cycle of years to remind believers of God’s guidance in history and today. A two-year cycle of weekday first readings is […]


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 […]


Nine new principals will ring in the fall semester at Catholic schools

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston have selected their new principals for the upcoming academic year. John Paul II Catholic School in Ridgeland announced the selection of Walter Dupre as its new principal for the 2015-16 school year. For the past six years, he was principal of St. Mary’s in O’Neill, Nebraska, and has 26 […]


Knights elect new officers

GARDEN CITY—Knights of Columbus Council 8980 recently elected a new slate of officers and held an installation Mass on July 2. The new Grand Knight is Timothy J. McGraw, who replaces Past Grand Knight Gilbert T. Cushing. They also awarded $500 scholarships to a boy and girl who are high school seniors.


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    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    8:00 am 2018 Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Aug 17 CORE Training Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Aug 1910:00 am Volunteer Workday and Open House Potluck
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Aug 258:00 am Day of Prayer for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Sep 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application Closes
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Sep 18 National Association of Black Catholic Administrators Annual Meeting
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    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