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Aug. 24, 2023

SC Supreme Court upholds 6-week abortion ban

SC Supreme Court upholds 6-week abortion ban
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South Carolina Supreme Court upholds state's 6-week abortion ban

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O JESUS, THROUGH THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your SACRED HEART: the Salvation of souls, Reparation for sins, the Reunion of all Christians;I offer them for the Intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.
What a great month of Saints!
August Saint of the Day Calendar

Complete listing by day with individual stories
With the new diocesan fiscal year underway, we ask your parish to join our growing list of parishes with a pledge of a monthly tithe or annual gift to help keep Carolina Catholic Radio on the air for the remainder of 2023.    

We want to publicly thank the following parishes for their financial support this past year and pledges for the year ahead:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte 

St. Mark, Huntersville

St. Ann, Charlotte

St.Therese, Mooresville

All Saints, Lake Wylie 

Holy Family, Clemmons 

St. Dorothy, Lincolnton 

Can we count on your parish to be next?

We are in urgent need of $10,000 to meet our immediate financial obligations.
Your tax-deductible gifts this month will help us keep Charlotte's 1st Catholic Radio station, AM1270 WCGC, 
on the airwaves and livestreaming on the Carolina Catholic smartphone app. 
We encourage you to do what you can prayerfully, financially and by spreading the word of what our apostolate has been doing the past 4+ years.  Your involvement will be the difference in keeping true local Carolina Catholic content available on-air, on-line and on-demand!  Thank you for recognizing the importance to evangelize the TRUTH of JESUS CHRIST and the Catholic Church in today's volatile, divisive, upside-down culture.  We are a GOD-INSPIRED VOICE that needs to be heard in today's media world. 
"Thank you for all your work to put forth Catholic morals and values."
                                                      Pat from Davidson
Proclaiming the faith in a digital age
with Local Evangelization built to put the 

 back into the secular, contrary messages of our world. 

Carolina Catholic Media
 Make the Parish Partner Pledge in 2023

You can also underwrite a specific expense
Radio Transmitter Room Rent - $950 per month
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Charlotte Studio Rent - $500 per month
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 The Future of CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA depends on YOU!
Carolina Catholic's 7 Platform Lineup includes: 
Radio / LiveStream / App / Website / Social Media / YouTube / eNewsletter

For more information contact: 
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PH/TX: 704.880.0260

Catholic schools gear up for record enrollment
Demand for Catholic education continues to surge as schools across the Diocese of Charlotte – from pre-K to grad school – welcome unprecedented numbers back to campus beginning next week.

Fresh off winning the prestigious “Catholic Organization of the Year” title from the national Catholic Education Foundation, the diocese’s school system expects an all-time record enrollment this year and has become a “destination diocese,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Monroe.

The system’s 20 elementary, middle and high schools are welcoming new teachers and leaders from California and Connecticut, and Maryland and Michigan, among other states. Enrollment is up 12 percent from a decade ago – and almost 18 percent since the pandemic began in 2020. While an official count isn’t taken until October, more than 8,100 students (and climbing) had enrolled as of July 31.

St. Joseph College Seminary - Charlotte

Welcome to the Hotel Class - Deo gratias.  Eight men entered the seminary today, at a Mass at St. Ann in Charlotte.  Please keep, from left to right, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Scott, Chad McCormick, Matthew Sie, Michael Herman, Said Rangel Landeros, John Paul Felder, and Peter Andress in your prayers as they begin the adventurous walk along the path of formation, discernment, and growth today.  Ps. You will find their individual photos in the Who We Are section at
Message from Fr. Matthew Kauth

I am happy to share that we have a new website.  The whole seminary team, led by Director of Advancement Fredrik Akerblom, has contributed to this effort.  We partnered with Tatum Design and video producer Olivia Nelson to create a site that better reflects the atmosphere of the seminary.  

What words describe the seminary?  Silence, light, order, harmony, beauty, stillness, joy, work, laughter. These words are the consistent descriptors of those who visit as well as those who live here.  These impressions became the guideposts in the creation of a website that genuinely reflects the logos, ethos and pathos of the seminary.  I hope you enjoy it. 

You will find this site a window into the life at St Joseph College Seminary:

Are you a young man who is thinking about a vocation to the sacred priesthood?
Do you want to get a basic understanding of our mission and how our program works?
Are you looking for ways to support the seminary?
Do you want to get in touch with someone who works here? 
The website should help you get answers to all those and many more questions.  But more than that, the artistry of its design will give you a true feel for what it is like to be a part of this.  Take a look for yourself, click here and make sure to watch the new seminary video on the Who We Are page.

In Domino,

Fr. Matthew Kauth

Our Contact Information
St. Joseph College Seminary
22 Arctus Avenue
Mt. Holly, NC 28120

‘Father Steve’ Hoyt starts chaplain assignment at Pennybyrn in gradual sponsorship transfer to diocese
Diocese embraces retirement community
 Published: 02 August 2023

Retired Cardinal Burke claims synod causing 'grave harm' to Catholic Church


‘For us, it’s like a miracle’: Catholic church appears to survive devastating Maui fire

The devastating Maui fires appear to have spared Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina, providing a symbol of hope amid catastrophic destruction. READ MORE
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. 
Expressing Your Needs Effectively
How can women express their needs in ways that value others rather than criticize them for not being "enough"? Join Sara and Jessica as they vulnerably share personal stories of growth in this area! 

Find out more on Sara's website @
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. 


Fr. Matthew Codd, Pastor
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Charlotte NC



JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Here!

THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Listen to all episodes of THE OBLIGATION Here!

PRESCRIPTION: LIFE with Dr. Matthew Harrison

All Episodes available here!


Healed and Restored

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

August Newsletter

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


​SENSUS FIDELIUM with Steve Cunningham
View the entire Playlist Here!



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!



We will have a Ministry Fair after Mass this weekend. Stop in, have a bite to eat, and find out the many ways you can grow, serve, share and connect at St. Mark.

"When we serve the poor and the sick we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus."
–St. Rose of Lima

The Ministry Fair will be in the Parish Hall after the Saturday 5 pm Mass and all Sunday morning Masses.

This is your sign! 
 Join 450+ in our parish who have participated in Alpha - a highly acclaimed,
small-group experience exploring who Jesus is and what it means to follow him.

Thursday mornings
September 7 - November 16
9:30 – 11:00 am
Childcare ages 3 to 5
Sorry! Evening session full
Banquet online registration (free but required) for individuals and table hosts begins on Sept. 1 at 12 PM ET at
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, C-PLAN and the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation presents:
Evolution and the Culture of Death
Unmasking the Roots of Today’s Abortion and Transgender Movements

A special 2-day seminar
September 29-30
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (Aquinas Hall)
1400 Suther Road, Charlotte
Friday September 30
Seminar 7-9pm

Saturday September 30
Seminar 9am-4:30pm (10am Mass – English)

What's Happening at HOLY ANGELS in Belmont

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

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! 
Update just released


Box Office Milestone: ‘Sound of Freedom’ passes $155M in U.S.

Surprise hit Sound of Freedom has made more money in the US than the new Mission: Impossible (

Playing now in all local theatres!

Tim Ballard

The impact these two have had across the world cannot be understated. I am grateful to both of them individually, but seeing them together was something else! Thanks for coming to the screening in Bogota #soundoffreedom @cristalaparicioc

‘Sound of Freedom’ Offers Opportunity to Highlight a Catholic Approach to Helping Victims of Sex Trafficking Heal From Trauma

Jim Caviezel: This is "Bigger than the Super Bowl" - Do Not Fear Evil, We Must Protect God's Children

‘Sound of Freedom’ Actor Jim Caviezel and Real-Life Character Tim Ballard: ‘God’s Children Are Not for Sale’

Jim Caviezel: We Endured Martyrdom for Making "Sound of Freedom"
"We had to go through a martyrdom."

For more information contact: Kara Griffin
Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee
CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 
CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage 
US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking - FACEBOOK Page
Human Trafficking Updates Group
Office of Family Life - Diocese of Charlotte
With Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness week last week, perhaps you are wondering why the Church prohibits contraception and encourages NFP instead.  It comes down to the dignity we have being made male and female in God's image and the call for a married couple to be a truthful sign of God's love in the marital act. 

The best preaching I've heard on the topic is from Fr. Patrick Schultz on his podcast Slaking Thirsts.  Do yourself a favor and subscribe to the podcast!

What the Devil is Warping Our Perspective of - Fr. Patrick Schultz by Slaking Thirsts (
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.❤️

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

‘The Chosen' outperforms mainstream shows in broadcast TV debut as success continues

The Chosen is reportedly still shooting during the SAG strike because it’s a ‘truly independent’ production


Act of Spiritual Communion:

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

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