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The liturgical inspiration

Catholics are often asked why we commemorate saints at Mass. Some see it as a distraction from focus on the Lord that risks elevating commemoration to outright worship. The Mass is the action of Christ Himself. It’s visible in whose “memory” believers gather, but commemoration of the saints can help those who worship tap into […]

Appointments made for seven priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made seven appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Effective July 1: Father James N. Dubrouillet was appointed administrator of Holy Cross Church in Pickens and St. Luke Mission in Easley. Father Mark S. Good was appointed vicar for vocations in addition to his duties as administrator at St. […]

Mayor Riley: Building interracial bridges

CHARLESTON—Joseph P. Riley entered politics to be a bridge builder, and he has been doing just that for 40 years. In 1975 when Riley was first elected mayor, Charleston was a very different place. One of the biggest issues was the high crime rate on the downtown peninsular that was driving people out in droves. […]

Confederate flag replaced by hopes for healing

COLUMBIA—The Confederate flag no longer flies on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, and people of faith pray this brings an era of racial healing to the state. Members of the S.C. House of Representatives followed the example of the state Senate and voted to remove the banner in the early morning hours of […]

Thousands watch as banner slides into history

COLUMBIA—In less than a minute, the Confederate flag was gone. Without a sound, the small square of red, white and blue cloth slid down through the bright humid air and into the hands of a state law enforcement honor guard. Fifty years of fighting over its presence on the Statehouse grounds was over. Thousands of […]

SCCCW donates $11,680 to St. Clare’s Home

GREENVILLE—South Carolina Conference of Catholic Women affiliates throughout the state donated money to the St. Clare’s Home, which was the 2015 SCCCW Convention Project. They presented a check for $11,680 to Father Gary Linsky and founder Claire Capelle during a board meeting June 13. St. Clare’s Home will be a place for women experiencing a […]

Participants search for solutions at the diocesan-wide congress on schools

COLUMBIA—The Diocese of Charleston Schools Task Force came one step closer to a final plan to revitalize and strengthen schools at a diocesan-wide congress held June 24 at St. John Neumann. At the congress, additional teachers, parishioners, parents and department heads joined the task force for a last brainstorming session. They looked at the challenges […]

Franciscan Father Tom Vigliotta dies at age 66

RINGWOOD, N.J.—Franciscan Father Thomas Vigliotta, a professed Franciscan friar for 34 years and a priest for 29, died on July 4 at Holy Name Friary. He was 66. A wake will be held on July 7 from 3-8 p.m., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Church, 65 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, N.J. […]

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 […]

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