Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
May 17, 2024



This Week’s Update

Dear Carolina Catholic Media Family,


Come Holy Spirit Come!

The strong storms and power outages we have experienced in recent days hit us hard, as we lost power and have been off the airwaves ever since.


We had hoped to continue broadcasting while we find a buyer.  With this unexpected weather event we need your help to cover our engineering and utility costs to return AM1270 Catholic Radio to the Charlotte airwaves.Please contact me directly for more information on how you can help (see below).  Thank you!


We continue to talk with a prospective buyer who currently owns Catholic Radio stations.  Please pray that these talks bear much fruit and lead to the continuation of Catholic Radio in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area.  


For those of you considering a donation here are some of our largest expenses:


Going forward we remain committed to operate our 6 digital platforms which include:


Our combined platforms have grown to reach over 4000 souls each week!  Most of our followers are in the 3 dioceses of the Carolinas.  I am always touched to see how many local Catholics open their newsletters when it’s released every Friday at 4am. Many of the early risers are from our clergy.  Overall, I receive regular feedback of how much you all enjoy the wide variety of topical stories, calendar of events, prayers, learning and “Did You Know?” refreshers of our rich Roman Catholic Faith.    


If your faith has been touched by something you’ve experienced on one of the Carolina Catholic platforms, please consider a monthly donation to help us keep the lights on and continue what we started over 5 years ago (January 31, 2019).


In closing, we are open to whatever God’s plan is for the future of Carolina Catholic Media.  We pray for wisdom, perseverence, perspective and acceptance.  As we recite in the Surrender Novena... “Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.”


In the peace of Christ,


David M. Papandrea, OFS


PH/TX: 704.880.0260


Catholic Study Fellowship

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PENTECOST comes from the Greek word “Pentecoste” meaning 50th day.

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most prominent feast days in the Christian calendar. It is often referred to as the “BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH”.  


It marks the day when the HOLY SPIRIT descended upon the Apostles, who had been living in fear for fifty days following the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.  On Pentecost, the HOLY SPIRIT came down visibly on the Apostles.  He gave them the power to speak in strange tongues to the crowds that came to Jerusalem for that Feast. He also transformed them, from selfish and timid men into giants of courage and faith.




Pray The Holy Rosary Daily 

~~~ HAIL, HOLY QUEEN --- (The Salve Regina) ~~~

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry,  poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most Gracious Advocate, Thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the Blessed Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.


Portraits of Saints

Saint Joseph

Feast days: March 19,  May 1

Patronage: The Catholic Church, unborn children, fathers, purity, immigrants, workers, against doubt and hesitation and a happy death  


Because Saint Joseph was the representative of our Heavenly Father on earth, because he acted as Christ's father in His life on earth, he is the divinely appointed head of the Holy Family. The Holy Family; of Saint Joseph, The Blessed Mother and the Son of God is the beginning and the model for the great Family of God, His Church here on earth. In this way, Saint Joseph is a father to all of us.


Ave Maria University was honored to welcome Fr. Mike Schmitz as the 2024 Commencement speaker! In his Commencement Address to the 2024 Ave Maria University graduates, renowned speaker and podcaster Fr. Mike Schmitz emphasized the importance of trusting in God and embracing His desire for us to be strong. “This is your bushwhacking moment,” Fr. Schmitz encouraged the graduates. “You got to this day, and the track runs out. This is the day you enter the wilderness.”


Harrison Butker | Commencement Address 2024 | Benedictine College

Full Text of Kansas City Chief’s Graduation Speech

The Super Bowl champion kicker spoke on the dignity of life, masculinity, and the most important role of all: motherhood.

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has come under fire for his courageous and inspiring commencement speech at Benedictine College. In that speech, he called on Catholics to live up to the high ideals of our Faith, including the defense of the dignity of every human life, the foundational role of the family, and the gift of motherhood.

He is now the target of death threats, libel, and calls by left-wing groups to have

the NFL fire him. The NFL even issued a statement distancing themselves from Harrison Butker – all because he expressed basic Christian beliefs in public…

at a Catholic school. 

Read our letter in support of Harrison Butker here.

If the NFL truly believes in "inclusion" then they must ignore attempts to cancel Christians like Harrison Butker. 



Pictured left - Gloria Purvis, Cardinal Robert McElroy, Bishop Daniel Flores, and Bishop Robert Barron discuss polarization in the Catholic Church during a panel discussion hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, Glenmary Home Missioners, and the Jesuit Conference on May 14, 2024.

Credit: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Live Stream YouTube channel


St. Mark, Huntersville

Christ the King HS

St. Patrick, Charlotte