Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Oct. 6, 2023

First Friday, First Saturday and Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

First Friday, First Saturday and Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
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Read Pope Francis’ response to the dubia presented to him by 5 cardinals
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Cardinals send ‘dubia’ to Pope Francis ahead of Synod on Synodality

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Answering the doubts: What are dubia?  
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The 5 cardinals behind the latest dubia issued to Pope Francis

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"As one sees the power of Antichrist spreading, one can only pray
that the Lord will give us mighty shepherds to defend His Church
against the power of evil in this hour of need."

~ Pope Benedict XVI

Intercede for us, Pope Benedict XVI...pray for our faithful pastors...

‘Jesus And The Eucharist’ Series Launches Nationwide 
To Foster Love For Holy Eucharist

 The National Eucharistic Congress, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Augustine Institute, has released a seven-part video series to help parishes nationwide launch small group communities to grow in faith and love for the holy Eucharist. 
SueAnn Howell
OSV News

Our Lady of the Highways: I-95 Shrine Memorializes 1968 Tragedy

‘Stone Lady,’ keeping vigil, is a sign of Mary’s protection of all travelers.

SueAnn Howell
National Catholic Register


‘Hands for Haiti’ Is a Beacon of Hope

In country darkened by gang violence, Catholic nonprofit 
offers light, education and nutrition.


SueAnn Howell
National Catholic Register

Parishes to host ‘Blessing of Animals’ to honor St. Francis of Assisi


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Parish/School/Ministry highlights across the Carolinas! 
FUN had by all at the Annual St. Therese Festival. On Saturday, adults and kids alike enjoyed a really fun day on campus. Balloon art was a big hit, as well as corn hole, putt putt golf, puzzles, games, and more. Also, the hamburgers and hot dogs were delicious. Thanks to all of the Ministries, staff and volunteers that helped make this year's St. Therese Festival a fun family event.
Happy 50th birthday Father Kauth!
The ring, the vows, and the joy of Sr. Mary Elizabeth, Sr. Mary Raphael, and Fr. Matthew Kauth.
54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation 
Ends Saturday October 7 - Our Lady of the Rosary 

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary—Memorial


October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi—Memorial

October 1: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor—Memorial


See me in Greenville, South Carolina
Oct. 13-14, 2023

11th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference

Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 354-7160

    Cherished: A retreat for those in a season of infertility

    Infertility is a heavy burden most couples don’t expect to carry. It can affect your marriage, your relationship with family and friends, and your relationship with God. Infertility often feels like a long and lonely path. But you are not alone. Wherever you are on the path of infertility, or in the experience of pregnancy loss, there is a community here, built on faith in Christ and His good plan of fruitfulness for each one of us. 


    St. Gabriel Catholic Church and Springs in the Desert are grateful to partner in supporting couples carrying the cross of infertility.  Come with your spouse or on your own to be supported, hear inspiring reflections from the Springs in the Desert team, receive practical suggestions for strengthening your relationship with God and your spouse, and experience friendship with others on this same path. The retreat will include time for prayer in Adoration and an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attend the Vigil Mass. It is an honor to walk with you.

    Saturday, October 21
    8:30 am - 4:15 pm
    at St. Gabriel Catholic Church

    3016 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

    Come with your spouse or on your own

    $50/couple or $25/individual
    Includes light breakfast and lunch

    8:30 am:  Check in - 1st floor of the Ministry Center (the building along Providence Rd.)
    9:00 am:  Mass in the church
    9:30 am:  Program begins
    4:15 pm:  Program concludes
    5:00 pm:  Parish's Vigil Mass (optional, all are welcome)

    Register online below by October 7

    See FAQs or contact us below


    Firmly rooted in the anthropology, ethics and spirituality of the Catholic Church, and our shared experiences of infertility, Springs in the Desert affirms the goodness of marriage, upholds the giftedness of the child, and advocates for a broader understanding of what it means to be life-giving. By keeping our focus on Christ, not on conception, we give witness to His Divine love and mercy and the goodness of His plan for our lives. 

    Learn more about Springs in the Desert here 


An Examen for a New Season


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
The awakening of the Catholic Man is underway!  After years of sitting on the sidelines and remaining in the shadows, Catholic Men of the Diocese of Charlotte and beyond are starting to realize the cost of not fulfilling God's purpose in their lives.  As the secular world continues its assault on manhood, the family, and Christianity, the duty and obligation of resolute men of The Kingdom to take a stand is now.   Men have grown far too comfortable, complacent, and careless in their duties as the men, fathers, and husbands God has called them to be.   Our world, our church, and our families need authentic men to help restore what has been lost in this world of pleasure, sin, and self-indulgence.  

To that end, the Diocese of Charlotte is now seeing a great increase of men's apostolates, missions, and groups forming to help bring men together in a common fellowship to challenge, support, and hold one another accountable for the greater glory of God.  

1.  The Martyrs' Walk, which best described as an Ignatian Retreat meets Military Bootcamp, that takes men on a three-day journey of prayer, brotherhood, and healing; all in the light of traditional Christian principles and teachings. It includes extreme fitness, mental, and spiritual exercises & challenges that will push men beyond their perceived abilities.  Events held quarterly and information can be found at

2.  The Catholic Men's Conference of the Carolinas which has been a staple to Catholic men of the Carolinas is now moving into its fourteenth year of conferences with its next event scheduled for February 10, 2024, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in North Charlotte.  For the first time in its history Bishop Raphael Zarama from the Diocese of Raleigh will be present to celebrate Mass with keynote speaker Jesse Romero along with a great line up of others.   Tickets are on sale now at  

3.  Monthly 'Rosary & Ruk' at the National Whitewater Center of Charlotte to hike the trails while praying the rosary together in fellowship.  A great way for men to not only workout physically, but to workout spiritually as well and support each other.  For more information, email Joe Simmers at

4.  Join men from around the Diocese of Charlotte on October 14 at 11:30am at Latta Park in Charlotte for the First Annual "America Needs Fatima" Rosary Rally!  This has the makings for being one of the largest rosary rallies in our Diocese to pray for the intercession of Our Lady for the health of our nation.  Contact the Cathedral of St. Patrick's at for more information.
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.❤️
Carolyn Klika

Catholic Divorce Support Group:
Help & Healing Through Separation & Divorce




Fr. Mark Lawlor, Pastor
St. Therese Catholic Church - Mooresville NC



THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Join Jason on this brand-new episode of The Obligation after summer break when he sits down with Aamir Amjad of Pakistan.  Aamir is an accomplished development specialist and public policy advocate, with a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Peace and Conflict Studies from the National Defense University (NDU) in Islamabad, Pakistan. 

Jason and Aamir discuss the heightened religious persecution going on in his country under the abusive blasphemy laws which target Christians under false pretext.  Muslims make up 98% of the population in Pakistan and the targeting of other religions with violence, threats, and false accusations are on the rise.  Violations of the so-called blasphemy laws are punishable with up to ten years in prison and even death.  Make sure to tune in and hear this impactful story of faith amidst persecution.

Listen to all episodes of THE OBLIGATION Here!

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

Season 4 Available NOW
 View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Seasons 1-3 Here!

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. 
Grace and Grit #6 Effective, Honest Communication
Shutting down or becoming abrasive with our words in the name of honesty—there’s a better way! What if we could wake another’s desire to hear us rather than close up Let's talk about how and when to speak when we're upset or another is upset with us....
Healed and Restored

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

Latest Newsletter

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

October Monthly Member Newsletter


Hi CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee and friends,

 I attended the 10th Anniversary conference with the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking last week and it was amazing! See all the details in their October newsletter below including information on Fair Trade month! I will be sending a sample article/bulletin post about Fair & Ethical Trade in a separate email.
**First of all, please note the USCSAHT announced their new name: Alliance to End Human Trafficking. Please watch the attached Video regarding their 10th Year Anniversary and the evolution of this great organization, and what they are planning next to help lead us all in putting an End to Human Trafficking!
*Also please note the upcoming Labor Trafficking Webinar on October 10th which you may share with your ministries and outreach groups. This crime happens all through the United States, as well as globally.
Thank you!

Kara Griffin

Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee

CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 

CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage


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"Thank you for all your work to put forth Catholic morals and values."
                                                      Pat from Davidson

Saint Ann Latin Mass Ministry
This Week's Newsletter

Please watch this important 2-minute video message on
the future of the Carolina Catholic Media Network
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 

Complete listing of upcoming
Fathom Movie Events, Series & Categories



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Pray More Novenas

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Saint of the Day
See the complete list of Saints for October

Praying Like a Monk: The Liturgy of the Hours as a Family

This liturgical form of prayer draws us closer to God throughout the day,
uniting us with clergy, religious and laity around the world in the praise of God.


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