Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Feb. 9, 2024

Catholic Gentlemen! Start Your Spiritual Engines for Lent!

Catholic Gentlemen! Start Your Spiritual Engines for Lent!
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Currently Funded through February 29, 2024

With Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent upon us we are in tremendous need of monthly tithing to help keep Charlotte’s first Catholic Radio Station AM1270 WCGC on the air through the Lent and Easter seasons. 

We continue to cut our monthly expenses to meet the level of annual donations and monthly pledges will allow us to pay our creditors and continue operating the radio station on a bare bone budget. 

Please pray for the success of this ongoing campaign to keep our Digital and Radio Evangelization efforts alive.
Aside from the radio station, we continue to move forward developing our 6 other media platforms to deliver strong
3-Diocese (3-D) coverage of timely news that Carolina Catholics can use! 
These platforms include:

Carolina Catholic Weekly eNewsletter

Carolina Catholic Mobile App

Carolina Catholic YouTube Channel

Facebook/I-Gram/X-Twitter/LinkedIn Social Media website

Internet Streaming/Podcast & Video Library

2024 Pledge Goal: $5000 per month / $60,000 annual

On January 31, CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA celebrated 5 years 
evangelizing the TRUTH of JESUS CHRIST
across the Carolinas! 

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Carolina Catholic Media is committed to share our Catholic Christian faith in this digital age with Local Evangelization that proclaims the TRUTH of JESUS CHRIST to counter the dark, disordered Godless messages of our secular culture. 

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Carolina Catholic Media


“And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,

and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

Luke 9:23


Make Lent 2024 different this year!


 This year’s conference is TOMORROW the Saturday before Ash Wednesday!


Get ready at the Catholic Men’s Conference of the Carolinas!

2024 Men’s Conference THIS SATURDAY (TOMORROW) February 10!



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Catholic News Herald
With Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine’s Day this year, what’s a Catholic to do? As the beginning of the Lenten season, when Catholics prepare themselves for Easter in mind, body and spirit, Catholics are expected to fast and abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. But you can still celebrate Valentine’s Day – perhaps by taking your sweetheart out on Tuesday (Mardi Gras) or share the salmon on Valentine’s Wednesday, as your one full meal of the day.

Read about the traditions of Ash Wednesday:

Pray The Holy Rosary Daily

JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, The Messiah Who has come not just for the Jew but the gentile; not just the righteous, but the sinner.

February 14 ----- is ASH WEDNESDAY
The beginning of LENT, beginning of our journey of return to God.

 Size Me!

Jesus giving himself to us in the Eucharist is ‘soul’ food in the purest sense.

National Catholic Register


The Catholic Telegraph


Super Bowl 2024: Meet Father Steve Kim, San Francisco 49ers’ Catholic Chaplain

A lifelong 49ers fan, Father Kim enjoys his role as chaplain, reminding players:
‘Bring Jesus to the people.’

National Catholic Register

                                               National Catholic Register                                    
Demonizing Parents, Heroes Leaves Nation Vulnerable

Michele Morrow is a North Carolina Christian wife, mother, nurse, educator, and conservative activist. She became engaged in civics nine years ago, after observing the dramatic decline in education, and medical freedom. Michele has been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, OAN, and the BBC. She is affiliated with multiple grassroots groups including FreedomWorks, LibertyFirst Grassroots, NC Conservative Coalition, Education First Alliance, NC Values Coalition, Protect Children’s Health, and Color Us United, as well as her county Republican Party. Michele currently serves as a Core Member of the Pavement Education Project (
Read More Michele Morrow —  Here

Catholic News Herald

North Carolina faithful are invited to participate in a Lent mission led by three Sisters of Life from across the country – Sisters Catherine Joy Marie from Denver, Monica Faustina from Washington, D.C., and Joseph Mary Nazareth from New York City.

The first three days of their visit will be at locations within the Diocese of Charlotte – Belmont Abbey College Feb. 15 and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Charlotte Feb. 16-17 before they travel to Greenville Feb. 18.

“We will be speaking about the dignity and goodness of every human person in different ways depending on the audience,” said Sister Catherine Joy Marie, who serves at the Sisters of Life evangelization center in Denver.

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Diocese of Charlotte

Diocese of Raleigh

Does the distance between you seem wide? Are you already separated? Looking for a better way?  Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy, and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. Retrouvaille is Christian-based and Catholic, but welcomes couples of all faiths as well as non-religious couples.Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.  For more information about our upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend program in Raleigh on March 8-10, 2024 visit the following link:

2024 Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

April 6, 2024

Columbia Convention Center, Columbia, SC

Our diocesan Eucharistic Conference planning is underway.
Join us April 6, 2024, in Columbia for music, speakers,
Eucharistic Procession, Adoration and so much more!

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Parish/School/Ministry highlights across the Carolinas! 


Catholic Schools Week 2024 kicks off 50th year

Catholic News Herald

The Call of Catholic Schools to Open the Child’s Path to God

National Catholic Register

Catholic Schools See Resurgence of Classical Education

COMMENTARY: A robust renewal of Catholic education in our country is under way.
National Catholic Register

Catholic schools near capacity as enrollment deadlines approach

Catholic News Herald
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

Today we gathered as a school community to give thanks for the many blessings of Catholic education.
Thank you to Fr. Brock, Fr. Carter, and Deacon Mark Mejias of Holy Cross Catholic Church, for celebrating Mass for us today.
#faith #community #catholicschoolsweek #CSW2024


The Seminary Schola, led by Magister Capellae Andrew Mahon, visited #St Bernadette Catholic Church in Linville recently.  Thank you Fr Christopher Bond, pastor at St Bernadette, for inviting the seminarians to your parish.

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Catholic Action for Faith and Family is an association of Catholics that strives to uphold and defend Christian values inspired by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The organization works in a legal and peaceful manner in the realm of ideas to promote these values. It aims to provide a network of resources and activities for clergy and laity to inspire them to reach out to others in an active way to defend these values. Catholic Action for Faith and Family's current initiatives include Operation Storm Heaven. 
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Getting to yes: Agree with any parts of their point
You’re right that... (refer to part of their statement).
I agree with this part of what you said...
I might be wrong here.
I never thought of things that way.
I see what you’re saying.
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Hello Everyone, 
Please forward this immediately to any bulletin contacts and social media contacts. It is a Facebook post from Catholic Charities for social media, but it can also be utilized in any other platform.

Please let me know if you need any other images or graphics to help bring awareness to victims of human trafficking.

Thank you,  

Kara Griffin

Lead, Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee

Join us in honoring the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, a patron saint for victims of human trafficking, on Feb. 8. This courageous woman, born into slavery, dedicated her life to sharing her deliverance from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering. Learn more about St. Josephine at

This post is brought to you by our Human Trafficking Awareness Committee. Get more information about human trafficking at Learn more about child exploitation in human trafficking from the Catholic Sisters Alliance: