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Feb. 26, 2023

Carolina Catholic Newsletter 02/26/23

Carolina Catholic Newsletter 02/26/23
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Transmitting faith:  AM1270 Catholic Radio Charlotte celebrates four years on the airwaves

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

Click Here for Article!

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

On January 31st  2019, Carolina Catholic Media signed on Charlotte's 1st Catholic Radio Station, AM1270 WCGC.  By the Grace of God we celebrate the past 4 years and look forward to continuing our Apostolic Vision and Mission to serve the Carolina Catholic Community!. 

We are Evangelistic Partners with our Clergy, Active Parishioners, the Fallen Away and the Homebound.  We are assessable to all Christians, Agnostics and Atheists.  With distribution of a wide array of content across 7 Media Platforms there's truly something for everyone.  

During these past 4 years Carolina Catholic has expanded to 7 media platforms including Radio, Internet Stream, Mobile App, Website, YouTube, social media and eNewsletter.  Nearly all local programs are available by Podcast and Video On-Demand.  

In the year ahead we are committed to promote more local parish, school and ministry events, more live broadcasts and more valuable content that showcases our dynamic local Carolina Catholic Community.  Of all the Catholic Radio stations in the US, Carolina Catholic is arguably a leader in locally produced programs.  

To continue our work, Carolina Catholic Media needs $15,000 in monthly funding to maintain operations across our 7 media platforms. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit without diocesan funding, we are 100% dependent on your generosity.  If you love what we’re doing please join us with a monthly tithe or annual gift.  We have partnership plans available for parishes, schools and ministries.  If you own a business you can be a program sponsor on one or all of our platforms.  You can do a live broadcast of a special event with promotion before and rebroadcast after.  These are all great ways to support your local independent Catholic media voice. 

On behalf of everyone at Carolina Catholic Media, we thank you for your past support and look forward to you joining us with the resources the apostolate needs to continue to evangelize the Truth of Jesus Christ and our Catholic Faith across the Carolinas. May God Bless you and your family abundantly!

Carolina Catholic Program Highlights

THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy

Join Jason this week as he sits down with author Jon Gauthier who has written the book Embracing Goodness: How Life Works. From his own experience with the most tragic of life changing events, the loss of five siblings over the span of four years in his youth, author Jon Edward Gauthier offers others hope in finding God's love in the most trying of circumstances. For others who have suffered the loss of a loved one, or have experienced another kind of life changing event, such as a failed relationship, loss of work, addictions, injury, or a sense of hopelessness.  Embracing Goodness: How Life Works is not only an outline for how to live a more fulfilling life, but also an insightful journey in understanding how pain and suffering lead to joy. You won't want to miss this moving testimony of God's love and hope in the midst of life's most difficult trials!

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

Ash Wednesday Edition
Lent is not a time for self help. Jean shares the homily of a holy priest regarding Lenten practices and sacrifices. Our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving should be directed toward the glory of God Our Father, not on self or proving how much we can endure.

​SENSUS FIDELIUM with Steve Cunningham

Host Steve Cunningham speaks on "Christian Patience What is patience?  Why is it important?  How does sin & evil spring from impatience? Here are lessons on this important virtue"
FAITH AND SPORT with Dr. John Acquaviva

Join host John Acquaviva and special guest Ed Billick as they discuss their Hit or Miss of the Week, and the latest on other topics in sport as they relate to character, ethics and morality.  The guest for the show is Kevin Reilly, former Philadelphia Eagle and author of Tackling Life.

Our Community

 Ihm cheerleaders cheer on the   St Lukes gets anew parish church!
                    shamrock tournament 
           SHCS 6th Grade goes on a rope course!     CTK Ash Wednesday Mass

Around the Catholic Media World

Upcoming Events

Pro-Life Legislative Action Day - Tuesday February 28 (Raleigh)
Join the diocese of Charlotte on a group trip to Raleigh this Tuesday to advocate for pro-life legislation

This Tuesday February 28 from 9am - 1pm is the first Pro-Life Legislative Action Day at the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh.

The day is to encourage pro-life voters to meet with their legislators and encourage them to vote for pro-life legislation, especially the proposed Heartbeat bill, which would restrict abortions after a heartbeat is detected.

Two legislative action days are planned this week at the NC General Assembly in Raleigh (February 28 and a second day, March 1).

Travel with the Diocese of Charlotte's Family Life Office to Raleigh this Tuesday February 28

The diocese of Charlotte's Office of Family Life is organizing a group to travel to Raleigh on Tuesday, February 28 to visit state legislators and participate in the event. Anyone who is interested in coming should email The group will leave Tuesday the 28th at 7:30 am and return by 5 pm that afternoon.

Schedule for the Legislative Action Day

The following information about this effort is from the website of the NC Values Coalition:
WHO: You, and pro-life supporters all across NC.

WHAT: Legislation Days of Pro-life Action in Support of the Heartbeat Bill.

WHERE: 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. The first floor 1000 Court of the Legislative Building (visit for more). To meet up, enter the building at 16 West Jones Street. There will be a big medallion with the state seal on the ground. Enter the building, and go through security. Turn to your right and walk forward and that will be the “1000 Court” of the legislative building. You will see tables and a fountain. look for NC Values team and we will give you instructions.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, and Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, between 9am and 1pm.

HOW: If possible, please wear a baby blue shirt in support of the unborn and to make it easier to identify you.
Action Alert: Contact N.C. Legislators This Week to Support a Heartbeat Bill!  
Can't make the Raleigh trip this Tuesday? How about contacting your legislators to request their support for the Heartbeat bill? Please see a message from the diocese's Office of Family Life:

State legislators are debating whether to propose a “heartbeat bill” restricting abortion around 6 weeks gestation or, alternatively, a bill restricting abortion after 13 weeks. According to state health data, around 85 percent of abortions in N.C. take place before 13 weeks - so a heartbeat law would save many more lives.

Contact your state legislators this week to urge them to support a heartbeat bill and, at the same time, to expand support for mothers in need.

Two ways to contact your state legislators:
1. Follow this link to use a ready-made tool for contacting state legislators about this issue:
2. Or find your N.C. legislators by visiting .
Call or write a brief, personal message asking your representatives to support a heartbeat bill protecting unborn children and to expand support for pregnant and parenting mothers.

From the Office of Family Life of the Diocese of Charlotte.
Contact them at 

Carolina Catholic's Bill Snyder has created a masterful documentary that is available for screening at your parish, school or ministry to benefit Carolina Catholic Media.  To reserve a date please email us  today!


The Charlotte Latin Mass Community

Lenten Mission: Mass Today, Mission, Monday February 28 – March 1 (Plus Sunday and Thursday Sermons)
St. Thomas Aquinas begins its Lenten mission this week. Today, the mission priest, Fr. Joseph Portzer, FSSP, a priest of the Fraternity of St. Peter, will offer the Sunday 11:30am Latin Mass today and provide a sermon. This is a wonderful gift for all the faithful but particularly for the Latin Mass faithful, as the FSSP’s charism is to minister to Latin Mass devotees.  Please join the CLMC today at St. Thomas Aquinas, and during the week. The mission schedule is below and will feature a talk at 7pm each night as well as Confessions prior at 6pm.  Please see attached flyer.
Pre-Mission Talk 
  •          Sunday February 26 – 11:30am Latin Mass (offered by Fr. Portzer with sermon)
  •          Talk for parents – Sunday February 26 at 6:30pm
·         Monday February 27 - 6pm Confessions, 7pm Mission talk
·         Tuesday February 28 - 6pm Confessions, 7pm Mission talk
·         Wednesday March 1 - 6pm Confessions,7pm Mission talk.
·         NOTE: A plenary indulgence is typically available for those who attend all three talks (Monday – Wednesday)
Post-Mission Latin Mass
·         Thursday March 2 – 7pm Latin Mass (offered by Fr. Portzer with sermon)
For those new to the Latin Mass, the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) is a congregation of priests who offer the Latin Mass exclusively and staff chapels and parishes throughout North America and the world. Two members of our community and St. Ann parish are enrolled in the FSSP seminary in Nebraska. We are grateful St. Thomas Aquinas parish for offering this timely mission.
Embertide Latin Masses this Week
This Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are the Lenten Ember Days – when the traditional Church sets aside 3 days each season for prayer, fasting and partial abstinence (the later now voluntary) to thank God for his gifts of creation and to use them in moderation. It’s a good time to also pray for sanctity for the upcoming season. A brief description is provided by Dom Prosper Gueranger writing for tomorrow, Ember Wednesday in Lent:
The fast of today is prescribed by a double law: it is Lent, and it is Ember Wednesday. It is the same with the Friday and Saturday of this week. There are two principal objects for the Ember days of this period of the year: the first is to offer up to God the Season of Spring, and by fasting and prayer, to draw down his blessing upon it; the second is to ask him to enrich with his choicest graces the Priests and Sacred Ministers who are to receive their Ordination on Saturday.  
  1. Wednesday March 1, 6pm – St. Ann (Ember Wednesday)
  2. Thursday March 2, 7pm – St. Thomas Aquinas (Feria – no feast day)
  3. Friday March 3, 7am (St. Ann) and 12:30pm (St. Mark, preceded by Stations of the Cross at 12 noon)
  4. Saturday March 4, 10am – St. Thomas Aquinas (Ember Saturday/First Saturday) followed by a blessing of religious objects; and 10am Latin Mass at St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country in Boone (2 hours northwest of Charlotte) followed by first Saturday Rosary and devotions
A Short Instruction On Fasting & Abstinence (including the difference between modern and 1962 traditional fasting rules): The Missionaries of St John the Baptist, an order of Latin Mass priests in Kentucky, published a good guide on fasting and abstinence during Lent:

PRO-LIFE Movie Donation/Investment Opportunity 
Contact Carrie to see a powerful presentation on the making of this full length PRO-LIFE motion picture. 
Kevin Sorbo, from the GOD'S NOT DEAD movie is Actor/Director.  

Now more than ever we MUST fight for Life and we MUST do it together. You can help us in this fight by supporting a film project entitled Life Is My Choice. This full length film is based on an award winning short film by the same name; based on a true story which chronicles the life of a young woman who changes her mind after accidentally hearing the heartbeat of her unborn child. This project also includes stories of others contemplating abortion and tackles the issues of Planned Parenthood's practices, fathers' rights, and many others. Life Is My Choice is a powerful project that will influence a generation through the power of film.
Please, if you are interested in joining our cause through donating or investing, reach out to us at:
to represent Carolina Catholic Media in your parish
and share your parish news across our 7 media platforms. 


We are exploring the formation of a new ministry across the Carolinas where active seniors can come together to provide mentorship, support and encouragement to individuals and families in need.  

Check out this great article in the National Catholic Register!

Contact David 704.880.0260 (PH/TX) for details.  



Francis Xavier

The Novena of Grace began in 1633 when St. Francis Xavier appeared in a vision to Fr. Marcello Mastrilli, SJ. Fr. Mastrilli was awaiting his passage to Japan as a missionary when he was gravely injured with head trauma. St. Francis appeared to him and said:

“All those who implore my help daily for nine consecutive days, from the fourth to the twelfth of March inclusive, and worthily receive the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion on one of the nine days, will experience my protection and may hope with entire assurance to obtain from God any Grace they ask that is for the good of their souls and the glory of God.”

When Francis vanished, Fr. Mastrilli was completely cured. He went on to spread this devotion until he suffered a brutal martyrdom in Japan.


Haven’t Been to Confession in a While? Here’s How to Go in 6 Simple Steps
We are preparing to consecrate the Carolina Catholic Media apostolate to
Our Lady of Grace. Details to come in the weeks ahead.

Our Lady of Grace 
This painting of Our Lady of Grace was realized by speaking with David Papandrea, Founder/Chairman at Carolina Catholic Media Network. We have become good friends in sharing life and faith, and just getting older! Carolina Catholic Media is in the process of fundraising for the upcoming year, and David had the idea of a painting of Mary with stars. So, the birth of Our Lady of Grace with the moon as her hallow, surrounded by the stars and future devotees and donors to the Carolina Catholic Media apostolate. 
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