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Schools announce 2018 graduation dates

The classes of 2018 will soon march down the aisle in caps and gowns to receive their high school diplomas. Here are the dates for commencement exercises for schools in the Diocese of Charleston: *  Cardinal Newman School, Columbia: May 19 at 4 p.m. at the Township Auditorium. *  St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Greenville: May 26 at […]


Grief support groups offer lasting support

SIMPSONVILLE/COLUMBIA—When the last visitor’s car pulls away after a funeral or visitation, the newly be­reaved may face an empty house and a frightening chasm of loneliness. They often ask “What do I do now?” Rita Cipriani and Millie Peterson, members of St. Mary Magdalene Church, both experienced that emp­tiness after they lost their husbands. The […]


Activist fighting pro-life battle on global scale

COLUMBIA­—Obianuju Ekeocha has spoken before the United Nations and at rallies and events in 15 countries around the world. On April 15, she brought her pro-life message to South Carolina. The nationally-renowned pro-life speaker, a native of Nigeria, visited Our Lady of Grace Church in Lancaster where she delivered a powerful presentation at the 9 […]


Sister Roberta is trading her principal role for new challenges

COLUMBIA—Since 2006, Sister Roberta Fulton has worked to help every student at St. Martin de Porres School live up to the motto she developed shortly after her arrival there: “Everybody is a shining star!” The Sister of St. Mary of Namur said her work with students in her role as principal has been a great […]


Venerating the relics of St. Anthony of Padua

LEXINGTON—Father Ray Carlo told The Miscellany in a recent email that Corpus Christi parishioners enjoyed the relics of St. Anthony of Padua. Previously, he said, he was blessed to concelebrate Mass with the friars in the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Italy, but the relics there were kept behind bulletproof glass and a […]


A new era begins for St. Cyprian in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN—A new era is on the horizon for the Catholic community in Georgetown. Beginning July 1, St. Cyprian Church will be amalgamated with St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Parish. The change was announced in a decree by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone in mid-March. Bishop Guglielmone cited declining attendance at St. Cyprian, plus a need […]


Joint Lenten effort fills pantries

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122 and Our Lady Star of the Sea parish joined for a successful “40 Cans of Lent” campaign. They were able to stock the church’s outreach ministry and deliver more than 6,000 pounds of canned/pack­aged food, juice and snacks to the Felician Center in Kingstree.


St. Joseph students earn science awards

ANDERSON—St. Joseph School sent eight stu­dents to the Region One Science and Engi­neering Fair at Southern Wesleyan Uni­versity recently. Three students received awards for their projects: Remi Witt, second place; Domenica Strathern, third place; and Alex Fiorentino, third place. Also, Remi finished in the top 10 percent of the science competition and advanced to the […]


Advocating for public education

COLUMBIA—The South Carolina Fellowship of Bishops, representing 800,000 baptized Christians in the state, held an advocacy day at the Statehouse recently. Representatives from several Christian denominations spoke on behalf of quality of education to convince legislators to invest tax dollars and raise incentives to improve the quality of education in our state, according to a […]


St. Joseph School celebrates 50 years of blessings

ANDERSON—St. Joseph School was only a year old when Tom Holahan’s parents enrolled him there in 1968. He attended three years before moving on to public middle and high school, but what he recalls from that brief time has stayed with him. “When I grew up, I found that I knew the meaning of respect […]


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    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
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