Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
July 30, 2023

100/100 donations will keep Catholic Radio on-the-air this summer. Will you help us?

100/100 donations will keep Catholic Radio on-the-air this summer. Will you help us?
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Pews have been installed! We welcome everyone to stop over and check out the current progress of the Adoration Chapel.
Father will be encouraging all of our faithful to sign up for an Adoration hour!  There will be volunteers in the Narthex to assist with the sign up process after all the weekend Masses.  
Only 55 hours to go before we can open the chapel!

Box Office Milestone: ‘Sound of Freedom’ Crosses $100M in U.S.

The faith-based political thriller is from Angel Studios, home of 'The Chosen.'

Jim Caviezel: We Endured Martyrdom for Making "Sound of Freedom"
"We had to go through a martyrdom."

Playing now in all local theatres!

As a new diocesan fiscal year begins, we ask all parishes to show your support with a pledge of a monthly tithe or annual gift to help keep us on the air the rest of this year.  We want to publicly thank the following parishes for their financial support this past year and pledges for the year ahead:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte 

St. Mark, Huntersville

St. Ann, Charlotte

St.Therese, Mooresville

All Saints, Lake Wylie 

Holy Family, Clemmons 

St. Dorothy, Lincolnton 

Can we count on your parish to be next?

We are in urgent need of $10,500 to meet our immediate financial obligations through July. 
Your tax-deductible gifts this month will help us keep Charlotte's 1st Catholic Radio station, AM1270 WCGC, 
on the airwaves and livestreaming on the Carolina Catholic smartphone app. 
We encourage you to do what you can prayerfully, financially and by spreading the word of what our apostolate has been doing the past 4+ years.  Your involvement will be the difference in keeping true local Carolina Catholic content available on-air, on-line and on-demand!  Thank you for recognizing the importance to evangelize the TRUTH of JESUS CHRIST and the Catholic Church in today's volatile, divisive, upside-down culture.  We are a GOD-INSPIRED VOICE that needs to be heard in today's media world. 

Proclaiming the faith in a digital age
with Local Evangelization built to put the 

 back into the secular and contrary messages of our world. 

Carolina Catholic 12 Core Initiatives* and Team Leaders

Men’s Ministries – Jason Murphy (The Obligation), Ray Haywood (The ReMENant), Sergio Miranda (Knights of Columbus)

Women’s Ministries – Jean Whelan and Kathleen Lewis (Joyful Echo)

Family Relationship Ministries – Carolyn Klika (Abounding Joy) and Sara Daigle (Grace & Grit)

Senior Mentor Ministry – Brion & Patty Blais, Teresa Sanctis

Catholic Schools/Home Schools – Donna Lamparter, Crystal Koury, Tara Hackman, Elizabeth Hadi

High School Media Clubs/College Internship & Community Service Programs

PRO-LIFE Ministries – Dr. Matt Harrison, Mike FitzGerald (C-PLAN), Elizabeth Harris (Sidewalk Advocates)

Human Trafficking Awareness – Kara Griffin (CCDOC), Tammy Harris (The Ursus Institute)

Healed and Restored Ministry – Elza Spaedy

Charlotte Latin Mass Community – Mike FitzGerald; Sensus Fidelium – Steve Cunningham

Parish Community Event Calendar – Pam Cullen, Mabel Harrison

The Clergy Corner “Homily of the Day” and Special Event Speakers led by St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
*We are also in search for a team to lead our Hispanic Programming initiative
Carolina Catholic Media
 Make the Parish Partner Pledge in 2023

You can also underwrite a specific expense
Radio Transmitter Room Rent - $950 per month
Duke Power - $650 per month
Charlotte Studio Rent - $500 per month
Liability Insurance - $556 per month

 The Future of CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA depends on YOU!
Carolina Catholic's 7 Platform Lineup includes: 
Radio / LiveStream / App / Website / Social Media / YouTube / eNewsletter

For more information contact: 
David M. Papandrea, OFS
PH/TX: 704.880.0260

Father Bernard Oleru installed as pastor of St. Philip Statesville

 Catholic News Herald - Published: 21 July 2023

North Carolina woman files lawsuit in wake of gender transition surgery as a teen


SueAnn Howell, O.C.D.S.

SueAnn Howell, O.C.D.S., is an award-winning journalist who resides in Charlotte, N.C. A veteran of Catholic media, her work has appeared in national Catholic news outlets, diocesan and secular publications, as well as in Columbia magazine, the international publication of the Knights of Columbus. In addition to her editorial work, she serves as the Strategic Communications Advisor for the Carolina Catholic Media Network.  SueAnn is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Commmunity in the Diocese of Charlotte.

Detransitioning woman sues over treatments:
'It's been devastating mentally and physically' | Fox News Video

Today’s Carolina Catholic Spotlight features Fr. Colin Blatchford…
the Associate Director of Courage and EnCourage International…
an apostolate which offers support for those who experience
same-sex attractions and their loved ones.

This talk entitled
“Transgenderism and the Catholic Church”
was delivered at Our Lady of Grace, Indian Land SC
Wednesday June 21, 2023.  
One on One with Fr. Peter Ascik

In this episode of Carolina Catholic Showcase, Elizabeth Harris, Pro-Life Correspondent, captures the mission of the Office of Family Life in the Diocese of Charlotte through its Director Fr. Peter Ascik, who also serves as Pastor of St. Mary, Help of Christians and Christ the King Catholic Mission.

During the candid conversation, Elizabeth simultaneously elicits the essence of the heart of Fr. Peter and his honorable call from a very young age to affirm all human life from fertilization to natural death. The interview beckons us to approach the pro-life movement through a compassionate lens, drawing the listener closer to the merciful heart of Jesus through his Holy Mother, and how to get engaged in advocacy to authentically live the Gospel of Life.

I feel inspired, educated, informed and encouraged to go out and do what I can. 
Thank you, Fr. Ascik!  
Delores King
Carolina Catholic Media is pleased to announce our newest podcast/video...
GRACE & GRIT with Sara Daigle and special guest host, Carolyn Klika (Abounding Joy Ministry).  The Grace and Grit podcast will flow with candid discussions on topics that are easy to avoid.  Anything from "Why I'm not a Feminist" to "Finding Life after Crisis". We're so happy you're here! 

Fourth episode Available Now
How to Show Hospitality in a Twenty-first Century Culture
Gen Z (roughly ages 11-26) are among the loneliest groups of our culture in spite of the fact they have more technology than any generation before them. Why is this, and how can we create interpersonal relationships in a postmodern era?

Find out more on Sara's website @
Click on the contact icon if you'd like a one-on-one conversation with her.
You'll also find Sara on Instagram and Facebook. 


Clergy Corner / From the Rooftop

Summer Encores

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Here!

THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Join Jason this week when he sits down with Ami Hayes of Dad Squad Gear!  As a father of three, Ami saw firsthand the challenges and rewards of this important role. Dad Squad is dedicated to providing quality products that not only celebrate the vital role of dads in society, but also instill a sense of pride and confidence in their abilities. By uplifting fathers, they can create a community of supportive and empowered dads who are appreciated and valued for the important work they do every day.  Jason and Ami cover a variety of topics including his inspiration to start Dad Squad, the secular attack on fatherhood and masculinity, responsibilities and difficulties of raising children, importance of being present to your family, perfected men through fatherhood, and the importance of accountability through fellowship with other men.  Make sure to tune in to this one!   IG: @dadsquadgear


PRESCRIPTION: LIFE with Dr. Matthew Harrison

In this latest episode of "Prescription Life" with Dr. Matthew Harrison, Dr. Harrison speaks with Tracy Winsor, the co-founder and Administrative Coordinator of "Be Not Afraid," a beautiful ministry headquartered right here in North Carolina that provides tangible and loving support to parents whose unborn children receive difficult diagnoses and who still commit to carrying their children to term. After starting in western North Carolina, "Be Not Afraid" is now a national ministry serving families in all 50 states.

All Episodes available here!


​SENSUS FIDELIUM with Steve Cunningham
View the entire Playlist Here!

This week's SENSUS FIDELIUM newsletter 

SC’s Sensus Fidelium Becomes a YouTube Hit


Catholic Men on Mission

1.  Men, still not signed up for The Martyrs' Walk???  Next event coming up August 24 to 26 and spots are filling up quickly!  Ladies, your man needs The Martyrs' Walk and you will thank us for it!
THE MARTYRS' WALK is a live and in-person journey of "virtual" martyrdom that will include extreme fitness, mental, and spiritual exercises & challenges that will push you beyond your perceived abilities.  This intensely immersive experience will take you on a three-day journey of prayer, brotherhood, and healing; all in the light of traditional Christian principles and teachings. We will take a deep dive into what is holding you back from being the man God is calling you to be.  You will be pushed to die to self and die to sin so that you may live for Christ.
Apply online at The Application (  Mention the promo code "RADIO" and save $25!!

2.  Men, are you growing lazy in your faith and obligations to your family, church, and Christ?  If you are looking for brotherhood, fellowship, and accountability, check out The Queen of Martyrs' Templars!
The Queen of Martyrs Templars is a fellowship of traditional and traditionalist Catholic men working together to strengthen our faith, hold one another accountable, and defend our beliefs.  We strive to follow The Rule which is heavily influenced by the original Templar Rule of long ago. 
The Rule is our guide in becoming the modern-day monk and soldier the Templars exemplified.
Find out more at Queen of Martyrs Templars | templar

3.  The 2024 Catholic Men's Conference of the Carolinas lineup has been set!!!  Come join men from across our state and beyond for a day of faith, fellowship, and prayer!  For the first time in its history, the CMCC will welcome Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama from the Diocese of Raleigh as the celebrant!  This effort will help to unify the men of our state out of both dioceses.  
All-star speakers and performances include: Jesse Romero, Catholic rapper E-Knock, Joe Enders of Red Top Report, and Daniel Vu of Traditional Catholic Men apostolate!  
More information can be found at "AS IRON SHARPENS IRON..." - PROV 27 - Home ( 

Transmitting faith: AM1270 Catholic Radio Charlotte
celebrates four years on the airwaves

CNH feature article spreads the word of the good works being done by this media apostolate  

Click Here for Article!

Parish & School Life

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New pastor Fr. Bernard Oleru arriving on his "wheels" for a finance council meeting at St. Philip the Apostle parish in Statesville. 

Upcoming Events

with Pam Cullen 


St Philip Neri in Fort Mill, SC is offering “Summer Series of Spiritualities” in their Young Adult Ministry.
Remaining on the schedule: 8/8 Franciscan. 7 PM
Begins in the Cafe Room with snacks, followed by discussion on the spirituality of the night.  
All young adults are welcome (18 to 35).

“Roots of Our Faith” pilgrimage with Queen of the Apostles is going to Italy from October 1-11! The cost for the trip is $5,750 which includes air fare, hotel, breakfasts, 7 dinners, sightseeing entrance fees, taxes, surcharges, and gratuities. Only 30 slots available on a first come basis.  Email Chrissy at for a registration form.

St Ann’s is seeking volunteers for their November 4th “Carnival” committees. It is a main fundraiser for the year. Join in with your talents for another successful event fulfilling their mission “Little Parish with a Big Heart.” Contact

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Send your event info to:
Women! Come grow with your peers as we discuss relationships and healing. Join us next Wednesday evening August 2! Listen to the Restore the Glory Podcast ahead of time then come have fruitful discussion. Podcast episodes and details on our website:
#stgabrielcharlotte #FollowJesus #womensministry

A thrilling Catholic Family Day at Carowinds

What's Happening at HOLY ANGELS in Belmont

Spiritual Exercises for the New Year
New Year’s Retreat
Two Nights: December 30, 2023, to January 1, 2024
Add a third-night for just $50!

Living the Beatitudes
Two Nights
ALL NEW DATES: January 26-28, 2024

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC is a
non-profit, interfaith retreat center. All people, all denominations
are welcome to use our Center for their spiritual formation. 

Find out more about the many events held throughout the year! 
Update just released

This week's CLMC newsletter 

1st Sunday Latin Mass in Salisbury, August 6, 4pm: Looking ahead, there will be a Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury on Sunday August 6th at 4pm. Mass will be offered by Fr. Joseph Wasswa, with Confession starting at 2:45pm. Seminarians from St. Joseph College Seminary will graciously provide sacred music. A potluck will be held in Brincefield Hall afterwards Please bring a favorite dish, hors d'oeuvres or dessert to share. For more information contact Mark Hartley with the Salisbury Latin Mass Community at or visit:
‘Sound of Freedom’ Offers Opportunity to Highlight a Catholic Approach to Helping Victims of Sex Trafficking Heal From Trauma

Jim Caviezel: This is "Bigger than the Super Bowl" - Do Not Fear Evil, We Must Protect God's Children

‘Sound of Freedom’ Actor Jim Caviezel and Real-Life Character Tim Ballard: ‘God’s Children Are Not for Sale’
For more information contact: Kara Griffin
Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee
CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 
CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage 
US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking - FACEBOOK Page
Human Trafficking Updates Group
Vigil of the Two Hearts is next Friday August 4
Just an early reminder that the Vigil of the Two Hearts will occur next weekend, Friday August 4 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick.

Mass will be offered by Fr. Raymond Ekosse (parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas parish) at 8pm, followed by Confessions until 10pm and Nocturnal Adoration.

Can you join us?

To sign up click here:
Sign up for Vigil of the Two Hearts

Vigil Schedule
8PM First Friday Mass - Confessions after Mass until 10pm
9PM - 8AM Nocturnal Adoration begins after Mass
9PM - 10PM Holy Hour of Reparation - led by a deacon
8AM: First Saturday Mass
The Vigil is held at the Cathedral of St. Patrick (1621 E. Dilworth Road, Charlotte)

To learn more, please visit

Don't give up hope, even if you're going through a hard time now. 💚This too will pass. And it passes much more quickly when we do the intentional work to heal and move toward greater peace. It's worth the effort.
If you need a helping hand along the way, get in touch.❤️

Please watch this important 2 minute video message on the future of Carolina Catholic Media and how you can get involved with the apostolate!


Celebrate the end of Season 4 filming with us!
Live from Utah this Sunday at 7 ET, we’ve got a lot for you:
• A rough cut of a NEW Season 4 scene
• Q&A with special guest Jonathan Roumie
• Updates on Season 4 and exciting info about the show overall
• Final chance for big gift store discounts
We’ll see you there on Facebook, YouTube, and “The Chosen” app.

‘The Chosen' outperforms mainstream shows in broadcast TV debut as success continues

The Chosen is reportedly still shooting during the SAG strike because it’s a ‘truly independent’ production



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