Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Jan. 26, 2024

Complete March for Life Coast to Coast Coverage

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Happy New Year Carolina Catholic Family!

With the start of 2024 we turn the page on our year end fundraising season.  We received enough donations to keep Charlotte’s first Catholic Radio Station AM1270 WCGC on the air through February.

With our projected $5000 monthly expense budget your year-end donations and monthly pledges will allow us to pay our creditors and continue operating the radio station on a bare bone budget. 

The success of our first quarter donations and monthly pledges will determine how long after March 1 we can continue radio operations.   Please pray for the success of this ongoing campaign to keep our Digital and Radio Evangelization efforts going and growing in the year ahead.
 
Aside from the radio station, we are moving forward with our 6 other media platforms to deliver strong
3-Diocese (3-D) coverage of timely news that Carolina Catholics can use! 
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Carolina Catholic Weekly eNewsletter

Carolina Catholic Mobile App

Carolina Catholic YouTube Channel

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

CarolinaCatholic.org website

Internet Streaming/Podcast & Video Library
 

 
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Carolina Catholic Media

 
THIS WEEK'S FOCUS

With Christ at center, pro-life efforts will persevere, says U.S. bishops' pro-life chair

Catholic News Herald

The crowd at the March for Life walks up Capitol Hill on Jan. 20, 2023.
2024’s March for Life Events From Coast to Coast: ‘Proclaiming the Gift of Human Dignity’

‘Until a culture of life is restored in the United States of America …’

National Catholic Register

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

POPE FRANCIS ANNOUNCES YEAR OF PRAYER TO PREPARE FOR 2025 JUBILEE
The Catholic Telegraph
Pope’s Condemnation of Skyrocketing Surrogacy Market Touches a Nerve With Some, Encourages Others

Christians’ Testimony In Gaza A ‘True Miracle’ Amid Nonstop War, Says Holy Land Custos

OSV news

Israel, Under Pressure to Scale Back Intensity of War, Pulls Thousands of Troops From Gaza

Decision shows how Israel feels beholden to international pressure to be more surgical in its operations

Wall Street Journal

Pray The Holy Rosary Daily

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"CONTINUE TO PRAY THE ROSARY, MY CHILDREN. SAY IT EVERY DAY THAT THE WAR MAY END." ~~~
Our Lady at Fatima, Sept. 13, 1917.


Let us continue TO PRAY THE MOST HOLY ROSARY OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER for peace in the Holy Land and the end to the escalating wars in the Middle East.
 

Purging clergy from Nicaragua creates a startling spiritual vacuum

OSV news
 

Africans praise peer for demanding end to Nigeria’s Christian ‘genocide’

Ngala Killian Chimtom/Crux

Thousands of Christians in Nigeria rally to demand action after Christmas massacres

Catholic News Agency

How restorative justice and synodality can help the church heal

National Catholic Reporter
NATIONAL NEWS

Marist Poll Finds Majority In US ‘Pro-Choice,’ Willing To Support Some Abortion Limits

OSV news

At March For Life, Pro-Life Leaders Express Cautious Optimism About 2024 Elections

OSV news

West Coast pro-life walks mark major milestones



by 
Our Sunday Visitor
 

Marching for Life at 11:
A Tween’s Perspective on Being Pro-Life

National Catholic Register

House Speaker Mike Johnson: ‘My parents were teenagers when I was born’ a year before Roe

Catholic News Agency
                                               National Catholic Register                                    
This ten-year-old Coke commercial (released only in Argentina), remains the
single best minute-long argument for pro-natalism that I have ever seen.

Jeremy Carl
@realJeremyCarl
@MoreBirths
 @BirthGauge
LOCAL NEWS AROUND THE CAROLINAS
Diocese of Charlotte

N.C. faithful march for life in Washington, D.C.

Monsignor Patrick Winslow, vicar general and chancellor of the Diocese of Charlotte, celebrated the North Carolina Mass in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19. He delivered the homily from the National Shrine of our Blessed Mother.

Catholic News Herald

'Standing up for the innocent’

People young and old take part in 18th annual March for Life in Charlotte
Catholic News Herald

Finding a ‘slice of heaven’ in St. Louis
First-time N.C. pilgrims deepen relationship with Jesus at SEEK24 conference

Belmont Abbey College senior John Carayiannis (right) took time away from his wrestling season to attend the SEEK24 conference. Jake Burns (left), the FOCUS missionary at the school, invited the recently confirmed Carayiannis to the event.

Catholic News Herald

Mark Becker’s heavenward flight:
Aviator turns career about-face in pursuit of God’s will

Catholic News Herald
"World Day for Consecrated Life"
Mass to be held Feb. 3

Bishop Peter Jugis meets with sisters from the Missionaries of Charity
at the 2018 World Day for Consecrated Life Mass. 

Catholic News Herald

Cathedral’s new parish center opens
Cathedral’s new parish center opens

NC Catholics Magazine
 


St. Thomas More Church turns 25
St. Thomas More Church turns 25
News - Diocese of Raleigh

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:
https://dioceseofraleigh.org/.../retrouvaille-program...
Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS

King put love into action for the greater good

The Catholic Miscellany
 

Jan 1, 2024
Most Rev. Jacques Fabre-Jeune

 

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

As we enter 2024, I would like to take this opportunity to offer a reflection on the importance of planning and its spiritual significance as we enjoy a fresh start in the calendar year. What can we change about our own approach to making plans and then following through? READ MORE

Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

 
EN: January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. There are more than 25 million estimated victims of human trafficking worldwide. Every country is affected, including the United States. We pray for an end to the abomination that is human trafficking and pray for the dignity of all to be upheld and especially for the most vulnerable. How can you get more involved in the fight to end human trafficking?
💡 Learn about St. Josephine Bakhita, the Church’s inspiration of hope and resilience for victims of trafficking.
💡 Watch a movie on the topic and hold a discussion with friends, peers, family members or parish group.
💡 Organize a supply drive for vulnerable people who live in shelters or safe houses. Find an organization near your area and gather volunteers and supplies!
💡 Donate to national organizations that help victims of human trafficking. #EndHumanTrafficking

ES: Enero es el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Trata de Personas. Se estima que hay más de 25 millones de víctimas de trata de personas en todo el mundo. Todos los países se ven afectados, incluido Estados Unidos. Oramos por el fin de la abominación que es la trata de personas y oramos para que se respete la dignidad de todos y especialmente de los más vulnerables. ¿Cómo puedes involucrarte más en la lucha para acabar con la trata de personas?
💡 Aprenda sobre Santa Josefina Bakhita, la inspiración de esperanza y resiliencia de la Iglesia para las víctimas de la trata.
💡 Mire una película sobre el tema y mantenga una discusión con amigos, compañeros, familiares o grupo parroquial.
💡Organizar una colecta de suministros para personas vulnerables que viven en refugios o casas seguras. ¡Encuentre una organización cerca de su área y reúna voluntarios y suministros!
💡 Dona a organizaciones nacionales que ayudan a víctimas de trata de personas. #AcabarConLaTrataDePersonas

Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston


EN: Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS, celebrated Mass with the students at St. Thomas More USC on Jan. 21, and then joined them for dinner and fellowship!

ES: El obispo Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS, celebró Misa con los estudiantes de St. Thomas More-USC el 21 de enero y luego se unió a ellos para una cena y compañerismo.
 

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! 
 

PARISH AND SCHOOL NEWS

Catholic schools near capacity as enrollment deadlines approach

Catholic News Herald

Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Schools


Congratulations to all of our finalists in the annual NC Catholic Schools Spelling Bee! Shoutout to the winner, Henry Galle from @stannsaints, and the runner ups Augustine from @stpiusxnc and Lael from @holytrinitybulldogs! ðŸ†ðŸ

All of our finalists were winners from their prospective schools and we are so proud of their grit and determination and perseverance as they competed on stage at:

 @cchscougarnews: ðŸŒŸ
Lael Adefabi - @holytrinitybulldogs
Ellie Doughty - @stpatrickcharlotte
Calum Fader - @st.leocatholicschool
Rohan Fitzgerald - @stgabejaguars
Henry Galle - @stannsaints
Frank Gareis - @saintmichaelcatholicschool
Max Jackson - @olmnc
Anyah Mavoungou - @olgpanthers53
Augustine McCann - @spxschoolnc
Maddie Miller - @sacredheartcatholic
Tiger Mokbel - @olacharlottenc
Hazael Owumi - @stmattwildcats
Antsa Ramarijaona - @saintmarklions
 

St Mark Catholic Church


Another night of Room In the Inn.  Thank you to our volunteers who come every week to provide a night of home for those who don’t have one.  Pray for our guests. They may not have many people praying for them. ðŸ™ðŸ¼
 

Sacred Heart Catholic School


Don’t miss out on these special Sacred Heart experiences and more up for auction at the 1882 Fund Reception on Saturday, January 27!
🎨🏀👖🌳

St. Ann Catholic School

 
Last night we made history at Saint Ann Catholic School! Our inaugural School Leadership Council (SLC) met for the first time. Thank you Dr. Monroe and Jacqui Durrett for your guidance and leadership and thank you to all of these men and women for answering the call to serve our school now and the future.

#stannsaints #raisingsaints #catholicschool @nccatholicschools

St. Ann Catholic Church

St. Ann's Family Ministry invites all families to join them for a
Family Dance on January 27th at 5:00pm in the Gym.
Please contact Denae Hebert for more information – denae@yourholyfamily.org
 

St Leo Catholic School

We are seeking a Principal for the 2024-2025 School Year
 
St. Philip the Apostle, Statesville
Special thanks to Fr.Innocent Amasiorah (St. Thomas Aquinas/UNCC Catholic Campus Ministry) for taking care of us while Fr. Bernard Oleru is away.  Fr. Innocent shared a powerful homily with us Monday on the  
6 Sins against the Holy Spirit