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My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

By Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone, DD Bishop of Charleston

Inaugural Edition of The Catholic Miscellany Magazine

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Welcome to your inaugural edition of The Catholic Miscellany magazine. This has been a labor of love spanning years to bring it to fruition.

To be honest, I have an old-school love of newspapers and prefer to read newsprint. But I also understand that times change, and our digital media are moving faster than we ever imagined. The speed with which we receive news is nearly instantaneous, so it is both a constant presence yet easily ignored with the swipe of a finger.

With consultation from the Presbyteral Council, we sought a way to evangelize in a new way that will reach people in their homes. We have many seniors in our state who are not online, and we cannot abandon them by moving to a digital presence only, as many of our contemporaries have done. We also have many young people who are not receiving Catholic teaching beyond confirmation, and we cannot abandon them. Our Spanish-speaking Catholic communities continue to grow in South Carolina, and we cannot neglect to reach out to them. We also know what a challenge it can be for Catholics to fully surrender to the Real Presence of the Eucharist, and we must not abandon Him.

The Miscellany magazine will focus on teaching what we believe as Catholics and why we know it to be true. It will offer Spanish-language articles directed to our Hispanic/Latino communities, and be sent to homes so that those who are not online can still have their trusted Catholic information source. In addition, themiscellany.org will undergo a transformation so that all our content will also be online and accessible to our digitally savvy Catholics across social media platforms.

I believe The Catholic Miscellany magazine will be a trusted tool for evangelization, and I thank the staff of The Miscellany and the Office of Multimedia for bringing this project to life.

In the Lord’s Peace,

Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone, DD

Bishop of Charleston