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Sept. 29, 2023

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North Carolina passes universal school choice

Cardinal Dolan says Biden ‘doesn’t take my calls’ on migrant crisis in New York City

Cleveland Bishop Targeted for School Policy on Gender Ideology, but Tide Is Turning

 

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

(OSV News) — 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
 

‘Heartbeat law’ ruling breathes life into pro-life movement

(OSV News) — When the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld life-affirming legislation Aug. 23 with a 4-1 decision declaring as constitutional the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, it breathed new life into the pro-life movement in the Palmetto State.

SueAnn Howell
 

Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston


Did you know that thousands of migrants come to South Carolina every year for work? They come here legally with agricultural visas, invited by various farms to work in peach, tobacco and other fields. These are majority-Catholic people from Central and South America; they are away from their families for months at a time, working long hours doing difficult manual labor.

The Diocese of Charleston saw the need and created a ministry to bring prayer, presence, food and especially the sacraments to the migrant workers —
and by doing so, being Christ's hands and feet. 

Please watch the video to see their story.
#WorldDayofMigrantsandRefugees #MigrantWorkers 
 
Healed and Restored

Our first annual Hope for Healing Gala raised $50,000! 🎉
We are halfway to our goal of $100,000 to build a healing home for women.
Thank you to our speaker Joelle Maryn, Jazz with Jenna & Lee, 
all of our auction donors, sponsors and attendees.
We couldn’t have done it without you! 

PHOTO GALLERY
📸: Kiab SC based Portrait Photographer
 
 

Carolina Catholic Media Facebook Page
More Parish/School News and Events from across the Carolinas! 
Here's a sample of what you'll find...
A special Blue Mass honoring first responders and public safety personnel is being said at St. Mark Catholic Church at 6pm on Thursday, September 28th. Some of our elementary students wanted to share their appreciation and worked on thank you notes for them today! We are so grateful for the heroes in our community!
#faithinservice #thankourheroes #20yearsofcatholiceducation #stmarklions
Thank you, Charlotte Catholic High School, for hosting the Future Cougar Tailgate ðŸˆ on Friday night. Our Wildcats had such a blast! Thank you to the CCHS PTO and our St. Matthew PTO Tailgate Committee for organizing this fun event. #onceawildcatalwaysawildcat #stmattwildcats #educatingsaintsandscholars
ST. LEO THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH
What a great day for a picnic!
 
The ring, the vows, and the joy of Sr. Mary Elizabeth, Sr. Mary Raphael, and Fr. Matthew Kauth.
 
CATHOLIC CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS -  SEP / OCT  

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


 

October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi—Memorial


 

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary—Memorial


 

UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND THE CAROLINAS

 
 
 
  • ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC CHURCH


    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. 


    ABOUT THE RETREAT

    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

    Schedule
    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

    Questions?
    See FAQs or contact us below



    ABOUT SPRINGS IN THE DESERT

    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 



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

MEConferenceSC.net
 
 
Banquet online registration (free but required) for individuals and table hosts begins on Sept. 1 at 12 PM ET at miravia.org/banquet
 
 
AUTHENTIC CATHOLIC MEN OF THE CAROLINAS 
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 themartyrswalk.com.

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 catholicmenofthecarolinas.org.  

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 simmersjm@gmail.com.

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 stpatricks.org for more information.
 
 

Is the Era of the Traditional Family Over in America? Survey Suggests Yes

The Pew Research Center survey of 5,073 U.S. adults took place from April 10–16.
Respondents were part of the Pew Center’s American Trends Panel.

 
 
Sidewalk Advocates for Life Counseling Training 
Diocese of Charlotte (charlottediocese.org)


Next training session: October 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral (1621 Dilworth Road East, Charlotte, N.C.).
 

Learn more about Sidewalk Advocates for Life: https://sidewalkadvocates.org/

Questions? Contact the Charlotte leadership team: prolifesignup@gmail.com


#prolife #abortion #sidewalkadvocacy #lovethemboth #lovesaveslives
 
 
 
Don't give up hope, even if you're going through a hard time now. ðŸ’šThis 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.❤️

AboundingJoyMinistry.com

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

 
 
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PODCASTS ON-DEMAND
ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE HERE




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


OVER 500 HOMILIES IN OUR CLERGY CORNER LIBRARY! 
FIND YOUR FAVORITES HERE!

 

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. He has done his fellowships at the University Of Rohde Island, USA, and the International Academy of Leadership (IAF), Germany. He has held various managerial and coordination positions in Pakistan, where he has specialized in campaigning for human and minority rights, advocacy, research development, and peace and nonviolence education.

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!
LISTEN NOW

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

Season 4 Available NOW
THIS WEEK'S EPISODE
 Does the Lord speak to you? Of course he does! He thirsts for souls--for your soul. How can you cultivate intimacy in your relationship with Him so that you hear His gentle voice?

View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Seasons 1-3 Here!
WATCH NOW 
 

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....
 
WATCH VIDEO NOW

Find out more on Sara's website @ www.sara-daigle.org
Click on the contact icon if you'd like a one-on-one conversation with her.
You'll also find Sara on Instagram and Facebook. 


 
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.  


 
 
 
 

For more information contact: Kara Griffin
Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee
CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 
CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage
 http://www.ccdoc.org/humantrafficking 
US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking - FACEBOOK Page
Human Trafficking Updates Group

 
 
 
NOTABLES & QUOTABLES 

Lt. Col. Bill Fountain's Speech to CMS school board..."don't overload teachers"

 Schools have become the social net of last resort.  Unfortunately, this places
additional burdens on already overloaded teachers.  Let's let teachers focus on teaching their content.
 
What's Happening at HOLY ANGELS in Belmont
 

Transmitting faith: AM1270 Catholic Radio Charlotte
celebrates four years on the airwaves

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

Click Here for Article!
 
 
 

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!

 
 
 
Complete listing of upcoming
Fathom Movie Events, Series & Categories

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