The Catholic Miscellany

The Catholic Miscellany

Sharing the Good News about Catholicism in the state of South Carolina - Read more at http://www.themiscellany.org The Catholic Miscellany is the official newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, serving the state of South Carolina.

Please be aware that we reserve the right to remove any posting or other material that we find off-topic, inappropriate or objectionable. All posts and comments should be made with Christian charity and respect for the truth. They should be on topic and presume the good will of other posters. Discussion should take place primarily from a faith perspective. No advertising. Facebook posts to this page do not necessarily reflect the views or endorsements of the Diocese or the Bishop of Charleston.

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Why Do We Pray for the Dead? 11/02/2021

Why Do We Pray for the Dead?

"I wasn’t prepared for the sudden finality of death. I’ve had the privilege and the burden of being by both my father and father-in-law’s bedsides when they died," writes Pete Burak. Read his column "Why Do we Pray for the Dead?" at themiscellany.org.

Why Do We Pray for the Dead? I wasn’t prepared for the sudden finality of death.

All Good Gifts From the All-Good God 11/01/2021

All Good Gifts From the All-Good God

"Even amid a resurgent pandemic and the wildfires, storms and floods that have afflicted our late summer and early fall, there are reasons to be thankful. That, of course, can sound like something the most naïve person might say, but it rings true for the follower of Christ," writes Sister Pam Smith.

All Good Gifts From the All-Good God Even amid a resurgent pandemic and the summer wildfires, there are reasons to be thankful.

Who Was Stephen, the First Martyr? 10/28/2021

Who Was Stephen, the First Martyr?

His journey to martyrdom began innocently enough with a complaint that the elderly widows of the Hellenist Christians were not receiving proper care from the Jewish Christian community in Jerusalem and the rest is history. Who was Stephen, the first martyr?

Who Was Stephen, the First Martyr? Take a peek behind the scenes of some of the prominent figures and events in the New Testament.

She Says: I’m Always the One to Give in 10/27/2021

She Says: I’m Always the One to Give in

Dear Marriage Matters: My husband and I are very different people, and I am always the one to compromise when we disagree about something. It’s exhausting, and I’m getting fed up. What do I do?

She Says: I’m Always the One to Give in He says: It’s her choice; she hates conflict

Timeline Photos 10/26/2021

“The abortion industry would like to perpetuate the myth that chemical abortion is a one-way street, but that simply isn’t true. A well-established, evidence-based natural hormonal therapy exists to turn back the artificial chemical process of a mifepristone abortion,” says Lisa Searle, a nurse who answers the hotline at the nonprofit, Abortion Pill Rescue.

Read more: https://themiscellany.org/finding-hope-abortion-pill-reversal

Leer en Español: https://themiscellany.org/encontrar-la-esperanza-con-la-reversion-de-la-pildora-del-aborto
#respectlife

“The abortion industry would like to perpetuate the myth that chemical abortion is a one-way street, but that simply isn’t true. A well-established, evidence-based natural hormonal therapy exists to turn back the artificial chemical process of a mifepristone abortion,” says Lisa Searle, a nurse who answers the hotline at the nonprofit, Abortion Pill Rescue.

Read more: https://themiscellany.org/finding-hope-abortion-pill-reversal

Leer en Español: https://themiscellany.org/encontrar-la-esperanza-con-la-reversion-de-la-pildora-del-aborto
#respectlife

Pro-life Means We Examine What We Can ‘Never Do’ 10/25/2021

Pro-life Means We Examine What We Can ‘Never Do’

"When my husband and I became foster parents several years ago, a common reaction was: 'I could never do that. I’d get too attached.' At first I took this as a compliment, but now these words grieve me,"writes Team Catholic columnist Alison Blanchet.

Pro-life Means We Examine What We Can ‘Never Do’ “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”

Timeline Photos 10/25/2021

Happy Monday! Get faith-based advice for your work life at themiscellany.org.

What to do when your employees don't seem motivated: https://themiscellany.org/my-employees-dont-seem-motivated-what-can-i-do

En Español: https://themiscellany.org/mis-empleados-no-parecen-motivados-que-puedo-hacer

Happy Monday! Get faith-based advice for your work life at themiscellany.org.

What to do when your employees don't seem motivated: https://themiscellany.org/my-employees-dont-seem-motivated-what-can-i-do

En Español: https://themiscellany.org/mis-empleados-no-parecen-motivados-que-puedo-hacer

I’m the Only One of My Friends Still “Single” 10/22/2021

I’m the Only One of My Friends Still “Single”

"Everyone I know is either married or in a relationship that will lead to marriage. I feel pressure to find a relationship, but I am striking out. It’s hard to be comfortable with my status."

Are you asking yourself: Will I ever find love that lasts?

It can be hard to be patient and trust that the right person will come along, but like so many other things, marriage often happens on “God’s time” and not ours.

Read our GOOD LIFE column: https://themiscellany.org/im-only-one-my-friends-still-single

I’m the Only One of My Friends Still “Single” It can be hard to be patient and trust the right person will come along.

The Good News of Amoris Laetitia and the Messiness of Life 10/20/2021

The Good News of Amoris Laetitia and the Messiness of Life

"The beauty of the family is not some idealized perfection — that is the work of greeting card marketing and social media posts, not the work of the Gospel. The work of the Gospel is to enter into a broken, messed up and murky world in order to transform it," writes Dr. Mike Martocchio.

The Good News of Amoris Laetitia and the Messiness of Life God wants to use the family to transform the world.

Timeline Photos 10/19/2021

The words of the centurion in response to Jesus’ willingness to visit his home and cure his servant should sound familiar. They are the very words we echo at every Mass in response to the celebrant’s invitation to behold and receive the Lamb of God. Who were these Centurions?

Read: https://themiscellany.org/who-were-centurions-mentioned-gospels

En Español: https://themiscellany.org/quienes-eran-los-centuriones-mencionados-en-los-evangelios

The words of the centurion in response to Jesus’ willingness to visit his home and cure his servant should sound familiar. They are the very words we echo at every Mass in response to the celebrant’s invitation to behold and receive the Lamb of God. Who were these Centurions?

Read: https://themiscellany.org/who-were-centurions-mentioned-gospels

En Español: https://themiscellany.org/quienes-eran-los-centuriones-mencionados-en-los-evangelios

A Dream Come True on the Feast of St. Clare 10/18/2021

A Dream Come True on the Feast of St. Clare

Although crisis pregnancy centers in South Carolina are doing incredible work, there are few safety nets in place for pregnant women who find themselves without a place to live.

After 11 years of searching, planning, preparing, being told no, finding God’s yes, St. Clare’s Home opened its doors on the feast of St. Clare of Assisi. Read the full story: https://themiscellany.org/dream-come-true-feast-st-clare

A Dream Come True on the Feast of St. Clare After years of searching, planning, preparing, being told no, finding God’s yes, St. Clare’s Home opened its doors to provide housing and educational care to expectant women, and their already-born children if needed.

Life is a Precious Gift 10/15/2021

Life is a Precious Gift

"Each pregnancy taught me that every moment we have with our children is precious, even those babies we never get to hold in our arms. But it would be years later where my eyes of faith were opened to a deeper truth," says writer Cynthia Woods, J.D.

Life is a Precious Gift The number seven has a spiritual meaning of perfection and completeness.

Extraordinary Duty: From Prisons to Care Homes 10/13/2021

Extraordinary Duty: From Prisons to Care Homes

For Mark Pace, an extraordinary eucharistic minister from Spartanburg’s St. Paul Church; Sister Christina Murphy from Our Lady of the Hills in Columbia; and Grace Roberts, a eucharistic minister from Jesus Our Risen Savior Church in Spartanburg, bringing the Eucharist to those who cannot make it to Mass is a beautiful thing.

Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church
Jesus, Our Risen Savior Catholic Church
St. Paul The Apostle Spartanburg

Extraordinary Duty: From Prisons to Care Homes Mark Pace has felt the Real Presence of the Lord when delivering Eucharist.

Break Open the Word of God 10/12/2021

Break Open the Word of God

"Take a moment and reflect on the famous and startling quote from St. Jerome: 'Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.' If we are to truly know God, we must know his Word," writes Pete Burak. Read more: https://themiscellany.org/break-open-word-god

Leer en español 👉 https://themiscellany.org/abre-la-palabra-de-dios

Break Open the Word of God Pause and reflect on the famous quote from St. Jerome: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”

Timeline Photos 10/11/2021

Hospice nurses don’t have wings, but for families who are hurting, they fly like angels.

It’s a tough job for anyone to watch a loved one become a shell of him or herself as the end of life draws closer. Hospice, however, holds them up with grace.

“They are an awesome service. We called them our angels on earth,” says Sheila Stacy. Read more: https://themiscellany.org/hospice-end-life-care-pro-life-care

Saint Anne Catholic Church

Hospice nurses don’t have wings, but for families who are hurting, they fly like angels.

It’s a tough job for anyone to watch a loved one become a shell of him or herself as the end of life draws closer. Hospice, however, holds them up with grace.

“They are an awesome service. We called them our angels on earth,” says Sheila Stacy. Read more: https://themiscellany.org/hospice-end-life-care-pro-life-care

Saint Anne Catholic Church

Iraida & Isabella 10/08/2021

Iraida & Isabella

Iraida Villegas is a wife, a mother of three and a woman with an unwavering faith. And her daughter, Isabella, is a testimony to the miracle of life. Read their inspiring story: themiscellany.org/iraida-isabella

Iraida Villegas es mamá de tres hijos, esposa y una mujer con una fe inquebrantable quien evidenció un milagro de vida con el testimonio de su hija Isabella. Lea su inspiradora historian: themiscellany.org/isabella-hernandez-villegas-un-verdadero-milagro-de-vida

Iraida & Isabella Iraida Villegas is a wife, a mother of three and a woman with an unwavering faith.

Life Victories Are Possible With Work and Prayer 10/07/2021

Life Victories Are Possible With Work and Prayer

Sometimes the tiniest of lives will never get the opportunity to alter the course of human events. Abortion will do that.

It also will alter the lives of those who choose it. These mothers will never get the chance to love the babies they gave up. These fathers never will get to see their sons and daughters grow and make an impact on their communities.

Respect Life Committee members in parishes across the state know that many of these mothers are alone, isolated, pressured and under severe emotional distress when they make the decision to abort. They see many women in horrible life situations that do not bode well for a baby and another mouth to feed, so they pitch in to help moms, both before and after their babies are born.

Life Victories Are Possible With Work and Prayer Sometimes the tiniest of lives will never get the opportunity to alter the course of human events. Abortion will do that.

One-size-doesn’t-fit-all With Parenting 10/06/2021

One-size-doesn’t-fit-all With Parenting

Catholic school teacher, speaker and writer, Sheri Wohlfert gives parents some ideas to embrace the truth – parenting isn't one-size-fits-all.

"When the doctor handed us our firstborn, I didn’t realize it, but along with 10 pounds of baby boy, I was also holding on to some ridiculous notions about parenting," she writes.

One-size-doesn’t-fit-all With Parenting It’s our job to give our kids what they need, not what they want.

Timeline Photos 10/05/2021

Check out the new issue of The Catholic Miscellany magazine online at themiscellany.org.

Inspiring personal faith stories, expert faith-based advice for your life, theology, news, recipes and more!

//Consulte el nuevo número de la revista The Catholic Miscellany en línea en themiscellany.org. ¡Historias de fe personales inspiradoras, consejos de expertos basados ​​en la fe para su vida, teología, noticias, recetas y más.//

Check out the new issue of The Catholic Miscellany magazine online at themiscellany.org.

Inspiring personal faith stories, expert faith-based advice for your life, theology, news, recipes and more!

//Consulte el nuevo número de la revista The Catholic Miscellany en línea en themiscellany.org. ¡Historias de fe personales inspiradoras, consejos de expertos basados ​​en la fe para su vida, teología, noticias, recetas y más.//

Making a Fresh Start With Family Gatherings 10/01/2021

Making a Fresh Start With Family Gatherings

Many families experience divisions at one time or another — disagreements about holidays, inheritance, perceived parental favoritism and more can lead to periods where someone in the family is not speaking to someone else. How can we move beyond those divides and press the reset button?

Making a Fresh Start With Family Gatherings Press the reset button – how to move beyond family divisions.

Timeline Photos 09/30/2021

"Thinking back to my grandmother, I can say without reservation that she loved me unconditionally. Her love was simple and sweet, even child-like, as was her love for her Catholic faith."

The vital role of grandparents: https://themiscellany.org/vital-role-grandparents

// El papel vital de los abuelos. En Español :
https://themiscellany.org/el-papel-vital-de-los-abuelos //

"Thinking back to my grandmother, I can say without reservation that she loved me unconditionally. Her love was simple and sweet, even child-like, as was her love for her Catholic faith."

The vital role of grandparents: https://themiscellany.org/vital-role-grandparents

// El papel vital de los abuelos. En Español :
https://themiscellany.org/el-papel-vital-de-los-abuelos //

Timeline Photos 09/29/2021

Our children are created with a beautiful array of gifts, talents and personality traits. Unfortunately, being responsible isn’t something our kids are hardwired for...Here are some ideas to help from Your Life at themiscellany.org.

Helping Kids Be Responsible: https://themiscellany.org/helping-kids-be-responsible

Ayudando a los Niños a Ser Responsables: https://themiscellany.org/ayudando-los-ninos-ser-responsables

Our children are created with a beautiful array of gifts, talents and personality traits. Unfortunately, being responsible isn’t something our kids are hardwired for...Here are some ideas to help from Your Life at themiscellany.org.

Helping Kids Be Responsible: https://themiscellany.org/helping-kids-be-responsible

Ayudando a los Niños a Ser Responsables: https://themiscellany.org/ayudando-los-ninos-ser-responsables

Becoming advocates for prevention 09/28/2021

Becoming advocates for prevention

September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. In South Carolina, there were 852 deaths by su***de in 2020, ranking the state 24th in the nation.

These numbers cannot be ignored, yet in this month the focus is on prevention — a word that brings hope. Read more: https://themiscellany.org/becoming-advocates-prevention

Becoming advocates for prevention One of the hardest things for people to discuss, because of the pain or feelings of shame that can come with the topic, is su***de. While September is Su***de Prevention Month, for many people, the word conjures very difficult emotions like sorrow, regret, guilt and helplessness.

A Sidewalk Advocates’ Prayers are Answered 09/27/2021

A Sidewalk Advocates’ Prayers are Answered

If it wasn’t for Sheila Miller’s prayers outside an abortion clinic in Greenville, baby Liam Hernandez may not be here today. And if it wasn’t for the abortion clinic not accepting Lesli Hernandez’s credit card, forcing her to go back out to her car for cash, she may never had met Sheila. Read more: http://ow.ly/3tfn50GhlJz

A Sidewalk Advocates’ Prayers are Answered The basis of our ministry is prayer. God answers prayers. He brought Sheila and Lesli together for a reason and that reason is Liam.

Pope Francis Honors Seven for Exceptional Service to the Church in South Carolina 09/24/2021

Pope Francis Honors Seven for Exceptional Service to the Church in South Carolina

Pope Francis has bestowed Papal Honors on seven men and women for their work and dedication to the Church in South Carolina.

Pope Francis Honors Seven for Exceptional Service to the Church in South Carolina The Diocese of Charleston is delighted to announce that Pope Francis has bestowed Papal Honors on seven men and women for their work and dedication to the Church in South Carolina.

Timeline Photos 09/23/2021

"If I’m a medical proxy, am I bound to fulfill any request made by my loved one?"

"Since they are a part of basic human care, when is it possible to suspend nutrition and hydration?"

"What if pain medication ends up taking a person’s life? Is that euthanasia?"

Read moral theologian, Father Jeffrey Kirby's answers to prominent questions about end-of-life care: https://themiscellany.org/all-life-sacred

Toda vida es sagrada - Leer En Español: https://themiscellany.org/toda-vida-es-sagrada

"If I’m a medical proxy, am I bound to fulfill any request made by my loved one?"

"Since they are a part of basic human care, when is it possible to suspend nutrition and hydration?"

"What if pain medication ends up taking a person’s life? Is that euthanasia?"

Read moral theologian, Father Jeffrey Kirby's answers to prominent questions about end-of-life care: https://themiscellany.org/all-life-sacred

Toda vida es sagrada - Leer En Español: https://themiscellany.org/toda-vida-es-sagrada

Catholic Info Center Launches, Looks for Locale 09/22/2021

Catholic Info Center Launches, Looks for Locale

The Veritas Catholic Information Center is in its early stages of development, with a launch in 2023 set for one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing cities. Organizers hope to be located on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Greenville, giving the best visibility to passers-by interested in learning more about our faith.

Catholic Info Center Launches, Looks for Locale The Veritas Catholic Information Center in early stages of development.

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