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Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia speaks on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Q: What message in “Amoris Laetitia” gives you the most joy and hope for the future of the Church? Archbishop Paglia: The clear message of “Amoris Laetitia” is that the Church itself must be a family. We need a new way of living in our Christian communities: they must be less anonymous and more like […]


Why was Jesus celibate?

Q: Why was Jesus celibate? Being Jewish, wouldn’t he have followed their customs and married and fathered a family?  (Aiken, SC) A: Your question is cultural accurate. In the Jewish tradition of the Old Testament, celibacy was considered a curse. For example: Of the prophets, only Jeremiah was celibate and he was called to this […]


What’s new about the New Evangelization?

Father Oscar Borda recently posted photos and videos from an event on the New Evangelization among the Hispanic community in the Ridgeland area. In a matter of days, a delegation from our diocese will gather in Orlando with delegations from across the U.S. Their theme will have to do with the kingdom — God’s, not […]


Father Eyinla ‘called to love and serve’ wherever he goes

MOUNT PLEASANT—Father Patrick Eyinla is living proof of how important strong role models can be. As a child growing up in Nigeria, he was steeped in faith, led by his mother and father, who was a leader in the family’s parish. His parents raised their nine children to be strong, devout Catholics, but it was […]


Inmates see the ‘pawsitive’ effects of dogs

GREENWOOD—Every week, members of Our Lady of Lourdes Church pass into the heart of Leath Correctional Institution for women. The prison ministry group is there to share the Eucharist with Catholic inmates, hold Bible study sessions, and welcome anyone who wants to rebuild their relationship with God. Lately, they’ve gotten a “helping paw” from some […]


Pope Francis names Atlanta auxiliary bishop to lead the Diocese of Raleigh

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Atlanta Auxiliary Bishop Luis R. Zarama to head the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. He succeeds Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, who last October was named to head the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, where he was installed Dec. 6. Bishop Zarama, 58, has been an Atlanta auxiliary bishop since 2009. A native […]


Freedom Festival explores a love of God and country

COLUMBIA—Heavy downpours blanketed the Midlands on the afternoon of June 24 and kept many people at home, but those who attended the Freedom Festival at Cardinal Newman School made up for it with enthusiasm. The celebration of religious freedom was part of a kickoff to the annual Fortnight for Freedom, which runs from June 21 to […]



Miscellany wins seven Catholic Press Association awards

CHARLESTON—The Catholic Miscellany received seven awards from the Catholic Press Association at the annual Catholic Media Convention held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, from June 21-23. The Miscellany competes in the non-weekly diocesan newspaper category with a circulation of 25,001 or more. The awards are as follows: Best Personality Profile, third place, “Artist transforms ordinary […]


Provincial bishops discuss family, immigration and growth

CHARLESTON—Bishops from the Atlanta Province reflected on a positive trend in their areas while attending their 2017 meeting June 26-28 in the Diocese of Charleston. All of the dioceses which make up the province are experiencing a record amount of growth, said Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. In this regard, the […]


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    Aug 195:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to celebrate Mass - White Oak Conference Center for CORE Training
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Aug 20 PTO Donuts & Coffee
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Spirit Night with the Columbia Fireflies
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 21 Half day of classes for all students
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    First Day of School for K4 8th Grade
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    Teacher Workday; No school; solar eclipse
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    First Day of Class
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    Teacher Workday; No school; Solar Eclipse
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    First Day of School New student orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    Teacher Orientation Week
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    First Day Orientation for Grades 11 and 12
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    1st Day of School- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    days-Teacher in-service
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    First day of School
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Boo-Hoo Parent drop-off
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Get Organized with the MS Teachers
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    12:30 am Solar Eclipse Celebration/Meet and Greet
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson