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Almost 500 gather in Rock Hill to honor Vietnamese martyrs

ROCK HILL—At a time of year when the focus is on giving thanks, nearly 500 Vietnamese Catholics gathered at St. Anne Church on Nov. 18 to offer praise, prayer, and a debt of gratitude to their ancestors. Every year, parishioners from communities statewide come together to honor those slain during the “Great Massacre,” a time […]

God gives each family unique gifts in order to share their talents

CHARLESTON—Kathleen and Steve Conner look at the path their family life has taken and can only smile at where God has led them. When they were first married 26 years ago, Steve said he thought, “maybe two children”, but then, “everything flows; God leads and we follow.” Now they are the parents of nine — […]

St. Philip Neri reaps the rewards of stewardship

FORT MILL—St. Philip Neri has made stewardship a major priority in recent years, and they reaped the benefits in late October. The church won an award for excellence in materials used to promote parish stewardship from the International Catholic Stewardship Council during the 58th annual Stewardship Conference held in Nashville. “It says a lot for […]

Love and faith blooms in Spartanburg’s Flock15 group

SPARTANBURG—The young adult group at Jesus Our Risen Savior Church is more than a source of fun and fellowship. It has also become a great place for future husbands and wives to meet. This year, four couples who met through the group, known as Flock15, got married. Benjamin and Brittany Peacock were the first to […]

Be thankful and find comfort in God’s abiding grace

There seems to be so much chaos surrounding our lives during these tumultuous times. The world situation is far from peaceful and productive: Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East; there is continued poverty in many African nations; we see unrest in Europe and certainly so much tension and anxiety in our own country […]

Sister Elizabeth Condon, former principal of St. Mary Help of Christians, dies

ADRIAN, Mich.—Adrian Dominican Sister Elizabeth Condon, formerly known as Sister Martha Marie Condon, died on Nov. 18, 2018, at the Dominican Life Center. She was 93. The Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Catherine Chapel on Nov. 21 with burial in the congregation cemetery. Sister Elizabeth was born in Charleston, S.C., to Matthew […]

Mary continues to call the faithful to her son, the truth and the light

GREENVILLE – The Church needs to follow the example of Mary, the first missionary disciple, to move beyond the difficult times it currently faces. “If we are going to move out of the difficulties of this time, if we are going to repair God’s church, we have to be called to holiness and recognize that […]

An end-time lesson can be learned

A recent Saturday found me sorting through project memos and notes from meetings. Amid the embarrassing array of unfinished business, I found a packet of meditations written by one of our now deceased sisters. It had been given to me by a friend of hers who thought that her reflections on God’s presence in the […]

Bishop sets town hall meetings to discuss abuse crisis

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced to The Miscellany that he will hold town hall meetings to talk about and answer questions related to the current crisis in the Catholic Church and the results of the U.S. bishops meeting, which was held in Baltimore Nov. 12-14. The meetings will be held in every deanery and each […]

Black Catholic History month can initiate a life of celebration and learning

November is Black Catholic History Month, and it is a time full of eye-opening information for many people. For example, most people don’t realize that black Catholic history dates all the way back to the Acts of the Apostles (8: 26-40) with the conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch by Philip the Deacon. The National Black […]

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