Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
June 12, 2024



Dear Carolina Catholic Media Family,


In this our mid-June edition we take a final look back at all the wonderful coverage from the Charlotte Diocese Ordination of Bishop Michael Martin.  New stories covered include:

The Sacred Heart and the Eucharistic Revival


The Jesus Thirsts movie gets extended


Remembering D-DAY for future generations


The meaning of Ordinary Time


7 New Priests being ordained this Saturday in Charlotte Diocese


Bishop Strickland discusses how man belongs to God, the drag performance at a Vatican children’s event, and Pope Francis' interview with '60 Minutes.'



You’ll also find our regular sections on Prayer and Learning along with our calendar of events.  If you have an upcoming event to include please email to my address below.


Lastly, we hope to have an update soon on the future of Catholic Radio in Charlotte.  Please keep us in your prayers and consider a donation as we finalize our plans on what Carolina Catholic Media will look and sound like in the future.  We cannot continue what we do without your financial support.  Thank you!  


Peace and all good!


David M. Papandrea, OFS


PH/TX: 704.880.0260


Catholic Grandparents Association is coming to Charlotte!


Back in the pandemic summer of 2020 while preparing for our virtual Eucharistic Congress broadcast and live stream event from SJCS, we looked for ministries that were underserved in the Carolinas.  One of the most important discoveries was the Catholic Grandparents Association.  Since that time we have included CGA in all of our major events.  In 2023 I inquired about Carolina Catholic sponsoring a local chapter.  Unfortunately their Pope approved charter does not allow for media companies to do this.  As I promoted this in our newsletters and personal appearances  two women stepped forward to take the reigns and make our dream a reality.  Beginning next month under the leadership of Teresa Sanctis (St.Ann’s) and Kathy Consler (St.Matt’s) the first event will take place next month.  You’ll find all the details below.  We look forward to helping launch this vitally important family ministry in passing on the Catholic Faith to our grandchildren’s generation.      


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.


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


Catholic News Agency

Abortion on the Ballot

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022, states across the U.S. have put the question of abortion policy before the people in the form of ballot measures. Click each state to learn more about past and future ballot measures affecting the legality of abortion.


Abortion on the ballot in 2024

Considering ballot measure in 2024

Constitutional ballot loss for life post-Roe

No current ballot proposals

Protection for the unborn enumerated in state constitution


Christopher William Angermeyer

Anthony del Cid Lucero

Nicholas James Kramer

Kolbe Raymond Murrey

Andrew Jeffery Templeton

Joseph Gerard