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Jan. 12, 2024

March for Life - Charlotte

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Carolina Catholic Media

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

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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 …’
Jim Graves 
January 9, 2024
National Catholic Register

Top stories of 2023

In 2023, World Youth Day’s Joy Shined Amid Synodal Way,
Holy Land’s Sorrow

Catholic News Agency

Catholic Church Holy Days of Obligation 2024

Plan ahead for 2024 holy days, solemnities

Catholic News Herald
Pope Francis pray

These are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for 2024

Catholic News Agency

Jewish Students Welcomed at Catholic Universities amid Rampant Antisemitism on U.S. Campuses


Can the Israel-Hamas conflict be considered a ‘just war’?

Our Sunday Visitor

Gaza journalist says escalation of war is ‘inevitable’ 

Catholic News Agency

A police officer stands guard inside the St. Francis Catholic Church, a day after an attack that targeted worshipers in Owo, Nigeria, Monday, June 6, 2022. The gunmen who killed 50 people at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria opened fire on worshippers both inside and outside the building in …

Biden Admin Leaves Nigeria, World’s Most Dangerous Place to Be a Christian, Off Religious Freedom List


Nigeria: Christmas Massacre Death Toll Hits 195,
10,000 Displaced, More Than 1,000 Homes Burned Down

In New Years messages, African bishops
deliver grim verdict on 2023

In New Years messages, African bishops deliver grim verdict on 2023

Please pray for all of our traveling clergy this Christmas season.

5 Events In 2024 To Help Us Be Better Catholics

OSV news
Israel added that seeing the full impact of pro-life laws will take time, given the period it took for some states to put pro-life limits in place following the Dobbs decision

Pro-Life Laws Continue to Have an Impact:
What the Numbers Are Saying About Births
and Abortions Post-Dobbs

National Catholic Register
Diocese of Charlotte

Join the 18th annual March for Life Charlotte Jan. 12

Catholic News Herald

‘Fiducia Supplicans’: What is all the chatter about?

Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Winslow
Catholic News Herald
Feast of Corpus Christi update – Charlotte Latin Mass Community

Bishop Jugis announces changes to Traditional Latin Mass offerings

Catholic News Herald

Catholic Men’s Conference set for Feb. 10

Catholic News Herald

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

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


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

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!

Solomon shows us how prayer expands our souls and broadens our understanding

Father Jeffrey F. Kirby
By Father Jeffrey F. Kirby

Jan 7, 2024
Senior Contributor
Diocese of Charleston Facebook Page 

Carolina Catholic Media

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Parish/School/Ministry highlights across the Carolinas! 
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


St Mark Catholic Church

Thank you to Chris Stefanick for a great talk tonight on finding joy and leading us in gratitude, love and prayer:

“Lord Jesus,
You are here to give me new life.
You have given me freedom to say yes.
I surrender all that I am to you.
I renounce satan, sin, the spirit of despair, and the lie that I am unlovable.
I forgive others and I forgive myself of my worst sin.
I ask you to forgive me and those who have hurt me.
You are Lord of the universe, the Lord in my life.
Show me what joy is.
I say yes to you.

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church - Indian Land, SC

This coming weekend, January 13-14, the parish is hosting its annual Diaper Drive. All parishioners are asked to bring children’s diapers with them to Mass. Diapers can be dropped off at the pavilion before Mass. Members of our Helping Hands ministry will be on-site to help you. All of the collected diapers will go to young families and unwed mothers in our area.

St. Ann Catholic School

Students in pre k learned all about how Jesus is the light of the world in virtues class this morning! #stannsaints #raisingsaints #catholicschools #nccatholicschools

St Gabriel Catholic Church

The Holy Spirit is at work! More than 530 of us at St. Gabriel are
preparing to receive Jesus in one of his sacraments.

⭐50 adults, 30 teens and 9 children preparing for sacraments or to join the Catholic Church through RCIA and RCIT and RCIC

💧25 families preparing for their child’s BAPTISM this month
⭐180 children preparing for FIRST RECONCILIATION and FIRST COMMUNION

🔥150 teens preparing for CONFIRMATION

👫85 couples preparing for MARRIAGE

✝️3 young men preparing for HOLY ORDERS - the priesthood:
Matthew Hennessy, James Johnson, Kevin Tran and all seminarians in our diocese.

We give thanks to our Lord for pouring out his grace on us in these sacred and visible ways,
and we keep all who are preparing in our prayers.


Christ the King Catholic High School

Starting out the new year with a look back at the top ten highlights of 2023!
10. We are a people of the Eucharist.
In November, in celebration of the feast of Christ the King, students, staff, and members of the Crusader community joined together in a Eucharistic Procession around campus. 💙🤍💙🤍#CTK #goCrusaders


St. Joseph College Seminary - Charlotte

The new year is in full swing at the seminary. We will publish our Spring Calendar on our website next week ( One of the highlights from last semester was the reveal of the new altarpiece, which will grace our new chapel once it is built. For now, enjoy the video below which takes you back to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and the moment when the polyptych was revealed.

SJCS Facebook Page




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! 
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.
Carolyn Klika

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


🌟Build a New Life Workshop: Catholic Divorce Support & Healing Program🌟
Are you seeking healing and guidance due to separation or divorce?
I wish I had this help during my own tragic divorce.
That's why I created Build a New Life Workshop, your key to healing and a brighter future. Receive guidance to survive and thrive before, during & after divorce... emotionally, spiritually, interpersonally, physically, and as a parent!

🗓️ Starts January 4th! Act Now for the Early Bird Special until December 15th!
🔗 Register Here

Unleash the potential for profound transformation with our proprietary 12-week Catholic virtual program, designed to offer hope and heart healing in every aspect of your life.

What the BNLW Program Includes:
✨ Digital Access to Expert Insights: 12 videos featuring priests, psychologists, and divorce survivors. 
📘 Comprehensive Workbook: Receive a program workbook in both digital and print formats.
🔍 Personal Needs Assessment: Identify areas for tailored support.
🤝 Weekly Group Coaching Sessions: Join 90-minute sessions addressing your specific needs with supportive friends.
💬 1 on 1 Coaching Sessions: Two transformative 60-minute sessions for personalized guidance with an expert Divorce Coach.
🌐 Private Catholic Facebook Support Group: Connect for 24/7 Support and Encouragement!
📩 Direct Support: Personal access on weekdays via Messenger.
📚 Support Guides, Assessments, Exercises, Tools: Everything you need for balance, healing, and living your best new life.

BNLW Program Highlights:
Closer to God and Your Faith: Rediscover spiritual connections.
Reduced Pain and Unstuck: Break free from emotional pain and burdens.
Resolve Challenges: Effectively navigate interactions with your spouse/ex-spouse and others.
Protect Your Kids: Create a supportive co-parenting relationship.
Comprehensive Support: We've covered every detail to help you maintain balance, heal, hear God's voice clearly, and embrace your best new life!
🚨 Act Now - Register Before the 50% Discount Expires!
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 "I highly recommend Carolyn Klika’s Build a New Life Workshop. We felt closer to God and connected to our group in the first 30 minutes! What a beautiful, supportive experience it has been. We didn't want the 12 weeks to end!" A.B.

Embark on a journey of healing, growth, and renewal.
Take control of your next chapter of life with Build a New Life Workshop.

To your brighter future,

Founder & Divorce Coach
Abounding Joy Life Coaching
Charlotte, NC


Hello Everyone, 
Two pivotal events are coming up in January and February regarding Human Trafficking Awareness. Please share this USCCB Newsletter with your outreach ministries, staff, and bulletin contacts.
1. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
2. February 8 is World Day of Prayer, Reflection, and Action Against Human Trafficking & Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita

Please let us know how we may provide any assistance or resources to you.

Thank you,  

Kara Griffin

Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee

CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 

CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage 

Hidden in Plain Sight:

A USCCB/MRS Anti-trafficking Newsletter

January 2023

Issue 7

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The Anti-Trafficking section of Migration and Refugee Services hopes you had a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


During the month of January, we highlight National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as preparation for St. Josephine Bakhita's Feast Day (February 8). Through a presidential proclamation in 2010, President Barack Obama declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Every year since, the month is dedicated to bringing awareness, education, and information on how to both identify and prevent this crime. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness and share resources, information, history, and other ideas that will help put an end to human trafficking.


January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is used to raise awareness and is part of a significant effort to deal with issues around human trafficking. This day is connected to the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign, which aims to increase the understanding among Americans about the issue of human trafficking. Human trafficking is prevalent in communities across the country, is often overlooked and underreported, and affects men, women, and children, people of diverse socioeconomic statuses, ages, and educational backgrounds. 


To continue fighting and learning on the issue of human trafficking, we have developed an Anti-Trafficking Calender for 2024, which includes important dates and descriptions pertaining to all issues of human trafficking. More information will be added as it becomes available. To get this calendar check out our new St. Bakhita Page on the Justice for Immigrants Website.