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Aug. 15, 2023

Back to School! 54 Day Novena begins. Miracle in Maui.

Back to School! 54 Day Novena begins. Miracle in Maui.
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O JESUS, THROUGH THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your SACRED HEART: the Salvation of souls, Reparation for sins, the Reunion of all Christians;I offer them for the Intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.
August 15, 2023

“It was fitting that she, who had kept her Virginity in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death. It was fitting that she, who had Carried the CREATOR as a Child at her breast, should dwell in the divine tabernacles… it was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what belongs to her Son, and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and the Handmaid of GOD.” – St. John Damascene #militiaoftheimmaculata #solemnityoftheassumption
🌹The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 🌹
Painting by Dino Carbetta
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54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation Begins Today, August 15


“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 4:48)

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What a great month of Saints!
August Saint of the Day Calendar

Complete listing by day with individual stories

St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Dramatic Road to Sainthood

“Let me take this man’s place. He is a father … I am a Catholic priest.”

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Saint Maximilian was an an ardent devotee of Saint Thérèse.

As a newly ordained priest, he made an agreement with St. Thérèse, who had not yet been beatified, telling her, "I will make a memento (remembrance in prayer) in every Holy Mass for your beatification and canonization, and you will take care of my mission." Read more
With the new diocesan fiscal year underway, we ask your parish to join our growing list of parishes with a pledge of a monthly tithe or annual gift to help keep Carolina Catholic Radio on the air for the remainder of 2023.    

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 $10,000 to meet our immediate financial obligations.
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. 
"Thank you for all your work to put forth Catholic morals and values."
                                                      Pat from Davidson
Proclaiming the faith in a digital age
with Local Evangelization built to put the 

 back into the secular, contrary messages of our world. 

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 Make the Parish Partner Pledge in 2023

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The Future of CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA depends on YOU!
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St. Joseph College Seminary - Charlotte
Welcome to the Hotel Class - Deo gratias.  Eight men entered the seminary today, at a Mass at St. Ann in Charlotte.  Please keep, from left to right, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Scott, Chad McCormick, Matthew Sie, Michael Herman, Said Rangel Landeros, John Paul Felder, and Peter Andress in your prayers as they begin the adventurous walk along the path of formation, discernment, and growth today.  Ps. You will find their individual photos in the Who We Are section at
I am happy to share that we have a new website.  The whole seminary team, led by Director of Advancement Fredrik Akerblom, has contributed to this effort.  We partnered with Tatum Design and video producer Olivia Nelson to create a site that better reflects the atmosphere of the seminary.  

What words describe the seminary?  Silence, light, order, harmony, beauty, stillness, joy, work, laughter. These words are the consistent descriptors of those who visit as well as those who live here.  These impressions became the guideposts in the creation of a website that genuinely reflects the logos, ethos and pathos of the seminary.  I hope you enjoy it. 

You will find this site a window into the life at St Joseph College Seminary:

Are you a young man who is thinking about a vocation to the sacred priesthood?
Do you want to get a basic understanding of our mission and how our program works?
Are you looking for ways to support the seminary?
Do you want to get in touch with someone who works here? 
The website should help you get answers to all those and many more questions.  But more than that, the artistry of its design will give you a true feel for what it is like to be a part of this.  Take a look for yourself, click here and make sure to watch the new seminary video on the Who We Are page.

In Domino,

Fr. Matthew Kauth

Our Contact Information
St. Joseph College Seminary
22 Arctus Avenue
Mt. Holly, NC 28120

Catholic schools gear up for record enrollment
Demand for Catholic education continues to surge as schools across the Diocese of Charlotte – from pre-K to grad school – welcome unprecedented numbers back to campus beginning next week.

Fresh off winning the prestigious “Catholic Organization of the Year” title from the national Catholic Education Foundation, the diocese’s school system expects an all-time record enrollment this year and has become a “destination diocese,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Monroe.

The system’s 20 elementary, middle and high schools are welcoming new teachers and leaders from California and Connecticut, and Maryland and Michigan, among other states. Enrollment is up 12 percent from a decade ago – and almost 18 percent since the pandemic began in 2020. While an official count isn’t taken until October, more than 8,100 students (and climbing) had enrolled as of July 31.

‘Father Steve’ Hoyt starts chaplain assignment at Pennybyrn in gradual sponsorship transfer to diocese
Diocese embraces retirement community
 Published: 02 August 2023

‘For us, it’s like a miracle’: Catholic church appears to survive devastating Maui fire

The devastating Maui fires appear to have spared Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina, providing a symbol of hope amid catastrophic destruction. READ MORE

Carolina Catholic Homeschool Showcase
5 Episode Series

Elizabeth Hadi hosts conversations with various guests to help parents
understand the techniques, challenges and benefits of homeschooling.

recorded June 2022

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

Clergy Corner / From the Rooftop


 Fr. Matthew Codd - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Charlotte NC


Carolina Catholic - Local Video & Podcast Library  
Carolina Catholic Media is pleased to announce our newest podcast/video...
GRACE & GRIT with Sara Daigle and new special guest host, Jessica Collazo.
Jessica is a Chicago native with a heart that beats for Jesus. Her passion is to challenge women to think differently, gain a new perspective and live confidently. Because she knows, it’s possible. Jessica is the senior manager of operations at Proverbs 31 Ministries who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Jerry, two sons and dog, Sawyer. 
Expressing Your Needs Effectively
How can women express their needs in ways that value others rather than criticize them for not being "enough"? Join Sara and Jessica as they vulnerably share personal stories of growth in this area! 

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. 


JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Here!

THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Listen to all episodes of THE OBLIGATION Here!

PRESCRIPTION: LIFE with Dr. Matthew Harrison

All Episodes available here!


Healed and Restored

Transforming Young Women's Lives: One Heart at a Time

August Newsletter
Dear Friends of Healed and Restored,

Welcome to August. By now, most of you have probably watched the movie "Sound of Freedom". The true story behind this heartbreaking movie sheds light on the horror of the atrocities being done to God’s children. Pope Francis had this to say about the modern crisis of human trafficking:“ Human trafficking is violence! The violence suffered by every woman and every girl is an open wound in the body of Christ, in the body of humanity, it is a deep wound that also affects each of us.” Healed and Restored was created with victims of human trafficking in mind. 

We want to show those young women that no matter what they have gone through, God desires to heal them. We are offering them tools that help them understand that our past doesn’t define us. What defines us is God's unending love for us. God the Father loves each of us so much that he sent his only son to die an awful death on the cross for crimes he didn’t commit. All of this was done to show us how much we are loved...Read More 

You'll find all of Elza Spaedy's 'Healed and Restored' podcasts 
available HERE On-Demand.  


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

Read more of this week's SENSUS FIDELIUM newsletter 

SC’s Sensus Fidelium Becomes a YouTube Hit


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!!

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
Redefining Strength, Compassion, and Leadership: What Does Jesus Teach Us About True Masculinity?

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!
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Are you as excited for this school year as we are?
We missed you in these hallways! We had a blast at Open House today.
It was so good to see your smiling faces, and we can’t wait to see them again for the first day of school in TWO DAYS! 😃🥳 
Christ the King Catholic High School
Welcome new Crusaders to the CTK family! Today the newest members were welcomed on campus with open arms and hearts! We are so happy you are here! 💙🤍💙🤍#CTK #goCrusaders #believethinkservethecrusaderway #20232024schoolyear
St. Mark Catholic School 
Students and parents meet teachers at St Mark Catholic School this morning. The energy fills the halls at one of the 20 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charlotte gearing up for record enrollment of 8,100 students this fall.
Read more:
St. Therese Parish - Mooresville
Banquet online registration (free but required) for individuals and table hosts begins on Sept. 1 at 12 PM ET at
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


Box Office Milestone: ‘Sound of Freedom’ passes $155M in U.S.

Surprise hit Sound of Freedom has made more money in the US than the new Mission: Impossible (

Playing now in all local theatres!

Tim Ballard

The impact these two have had across the world cannot be understated. I am grateful to both of them individually, but seeing them together was something else! Thanks for coming to the screening in Bogota #soundoffreedom @cristalaparicioc

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
Office of Family Life - Diocese of Charlotte
With Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness week last week, perhaps you are wondering why the Church prohibits contraception and encourages NFP instead.  It comes down to the dignity we have being made male and female in God's image and the call for a married couple to be a truthful sign of God's love in the marital act. 

The best preaching I've heard on the topic is from Fr. Patrick Schultz on his podcast Slaking Thirsts.  Do yourself a favor and subscribe to the podcast!

What the Devil is Warping Our Perspective of - Fr. Patrick Schultz by Slaking Thirsts (
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!


Dallas Jenkins says ‘The Chosen’ season 4 will premiere in theaters. Here’s what we know from Sunday's LIVESTREAM event 

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




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Saint of the Day
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