Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
July 16, 2023

Why we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Why we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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Why do we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel?

While Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is the patron saint of the Carmelite Order, the basis for the universal Church honoring Mary under this title dates to her appearance to an English Carmelite St. Simon Stock in the 13th century. She gave him the Brown Scapular, a garment worn by religious over the neck and shoulders as an apron, to be worn by Carmelites “as a sign of her protection.” It is a Marian devotional practice which, over the centuries, has spread to Catholics around the world.

We celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16.

As a new diocesan fiscal year begins, we ask all parishes to show your support with a pledge of a monthly tithe or annual gift to help keep us on the air the rest of this year.  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 $12,100 to meet our immediate financial obligations through July. 
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, devisive upside down culture.  We are a 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 and contrary messages of our world. 

Carolina Catholic 12 Core Initiatives* and Team Leaders

Men’s Ministries – Jason Murphy (The Obligation), Ray Haywood (The ReMENant), Sergio Miranda (Knights of Columbus)

Women’s Ministries – Jean Whelan and Kathleen Lewis (Joyful Echo)

Family Relationship Ministries – Carolyn Klika (Abounding Joy) and Sara Daigle (Grace & Grit)

Senior Mentor Ministry – Brion & Patty Blais, Teresa Sanctis

Catholic Schools/Home Schools – Donna Lamparter, Crystal Koury, Tara Hackman, Elizabeth Hadi

High School Media Clubs/College Internship & Community Service Programs

PRO-LIFE Ministries – Dr. Matt Harrison, Mike FitzGerald (C-PLAN), Elizabeth Harris (Sidewalk Advocates)

Human Trafficking Awareness – Kara Griffin (CCDOC), Tammy Harris (The Ursus Institute)

Healed and Restored Ministry – Elza Spaedy

Charlotte Latin Mass Community – Mike FitzGerald; Sensus Fidelium – Steve Cunningham

Parish Community Event Calendar – Pam Cullen, Mabel Harrison

The Clergy Corner “Homily of the Day” and Special Event Speakers led by St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
*We are also in search for a team to lead our Hispanic Programming initiative
Carolina Catholic Media
 Make the Parish Partner Pledge in 2023

You can also underwrite a specific expense!
Radio Transmitter Room Rent - $950 per month
Duke Power - $650 per month
Charlotte Studio Rent - $500 per month

 The Future of CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA depends on YOU!
Carolina Catholic's 7 Platform Lineup includes: 
Radio / LiveStream / App / Website / Social Media / YouTube / eNewsletter

Audio - Radio/LiveStream/Podcast/App/Website

Video - YouTube/App/Website

Social Media - Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn

eNewsletter - email/social media

Please help us continue the mission and vision of CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA for generations to come. 
Evangelizing The TRUTH of JESUS CHRIST in the Media and our culture is needed now more than ever. 

Will you join us?  We’re counting on you! 

For more information contact: 
David M. Papandrea, OFS
PH/TX: 704.880.0260
St. Joseph College Seminary releases album
in memory of music director Tom Savoy

Listeners can access the album by searching for
“Maria Mater Nostra Music in Honor of Our Lady”
or “St. Joseph College Seminary Schola”
on their preferred music streaming platform.
Belmont Abbey College seeks a Director of Residence Life.
Some years ago, when I was an auxiliary bishop in California, I was in dialogue with the board members of a Catholic high school. When I commented that the purpose of the school was, ultimately, evangelization, many of them balked and said, “If we emphasize that, we’ll alienate most of our students and their parents.” My response was, “Well, then you should close the school. Who needs one more secular STEM academy?” Needless to say, I was never invited back to address that board! But I didn’t care. When any Catholic institution, ministry, or outreach forgets its evangelical purpose, it has lost its soul. 
Bishop Robert Barron

Carolina Catholic Media Network is delighted to announce that award-winning Catholic Journalist, SueAnn Howell, will serve the network as a Strategic Communications Advisor.

Over the course of her career, SueAnn has covered Church news in the U.S. and abroad. Her stories and photos for the Catholic News Herald have been picked up by all of the major Catholic wire services, appeared in local and diocesan publications around the country, and in Columbia magazine, the official global publication of the Knights of Columbus.

SueAnn is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Commmunity in the Diocese of Charlotte.
Today’s Carolina Catholic Spotlight features Fr. Colin Blatchford…
the Associate Director of Courage and EnCourage International…
an apostolate which offers support for those who experience
same-sex attractions and their loved ones.

This talk entitled
“Transgenderism and the Catholic Church”
was delivered at Our Lady of Grace, Indian Land SC
Wednesday June 21, 2023.  
Redefining Strength, Compassion, and Leadership: What Does Jesus Teach Us About True Masculinity?
One on One with Fr. Peter Ascik

In this episode of Carolina Catholic Showcase, Elizabeth Harris, Pro-Life Correspondent, captures the mission of the Office of Family Life in the Diocese of Charlotte through its Director Fr. Peter Ascik, who also serves as Pastor of St. Mary, Help of Christians and Christ the King Catholic Mission.

During the candid conversation, Elizabeth simultaneously elicits the essence of the heart of Fr. Peter and his honorable call from a very young age to affirm all human life from fertilization to natural death. The interview beckons us to approach the pro-life movement through a compassionate lens, drawing the listener closer to the merciful heart of Jesus through his Holy Mother, and how to get engaged in advocacy to authentically live the Gospel of Life.

I feel inspired, educated, informed and encouraged to go out and do what I can. 
Thank you, Fr. Ascik!  
Delores King
Carolina Catholic Media is pleased to announce our newest podcast/video...
GRACE & GRIT with Sara Daigle and special guest host, Carolyn Klika (Abounding Joy Ministry).  The Grace and Grit podcast will flow with candid discussions on topics that are easy to avoid.  Anything from "Why I'm not a Feminist" to "Finding Life after Crisis". We're so happy you're here! 

Fourth episode Available Now
How to Show Hospitality in a Twenty-first Century Culture
Gen Z (roughly ages 11-26) are among the loneliest groups of our culture in spite of the fact they have more technology than any generation before them. Why is this, and how can we create interpersonal relationships in a postmodern era?

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. 


Clergy Corner / From the Rooftop

NEW  From The Rooftop Episode #25
Discovering The Moral Consequences of Our Words

Follow Msgr. Winslow and Fr. Kauth to learn what lies behind phrases like
“I am fine” and discover the moral consequences of our words.


Featured Homilies this month include:
Summer Encores

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Here!

THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Check out the latest episode of The Obligation when Jason sits down with Hallowed who is one of the musical headliners of the upcoming first annual music festival Catholic Palooza!  Hear about Hallowed's early days of reversion which stems from a horrific auto accident and journey back to faith.  Find out what music inspired him and helped establish the unique, one-of-a-kind Catholic sound which has taken him from the humble beginnings to the center stage of one of the hottest lineups featuring all Catholic artists!  This down to earth and humble musician is helping to make big waves in Catholic culture and inspire a new age of faithful Catholic's to keep Christ front and center in their lives.  Jason and Hallowed cover topics ranging from the Traditional Latin Mass, men's fellowship, catholicizing social media and secular venues to help promote the beauty and truths of the catholic Church.   Don't miss this one!  IG: @hallowedbeats        @catholicpalooza      @wafers3d      @themartyrswalk


PRESCRIPTION: LIFE with Dr. Matthew Harrison

In this latest episode of "Prescription Life" with Dr. Matthew Harrison, Dr. Harrison speaks with Tracy Winsor, the co-founder and Administrative Coordinator of "Be Not Afraid," a beautiful ministry headquartered right here in North Carolina that provides tangible and loving support to parents whose unborn children receive difficult diagnoses and who still commit to carrying their children to term. After starting in western North Carolina, "Be Not Afraid" is now a national ministry serving families in all 50 states.

All Episodes available here!



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

This week's SENSUS FIDELIUM newsletter 

SC’s Sensus Fidelium Becomes a YouTube Hit

A Catholic Revival is underway! 
Recap in this Thursday's edition
1.  Carolina Catholic has partnered with The Obligation Show and the men of The Martyrs' Walk to sponsor the first ever Catholic music festival...Catholic Palooza!  This groundbreaking and SOLD OUT, all Catholic line up takes place on July 15, 2023 in Richmond, Virginia at the Benedictine College Preparatory School!  Music genres range from indie-pop, rap, jazz-funk, vaporwave, contemporary, and much more!  
Artists include Hallowed + E-Knock + Franco Aurelio + Geo Metro + Margaret Knapp + Wafers 3D + Peter Johnston RVA + Goldpilled + Fr. Maximilian Mary Dean!!!
Make sure to stop by The Martyrs' Walk and Carolina Catholic tent and pick up some swag and register for The Martyrs' Walk!!
More information can be found at: catholicpalooza - Listen on Spotify - Linktree
Make sure to catch The Obligation interviews with performers Wafers 3D and Hallowed at!!!

2.  Men, still not signed up for The Martyrs' Walk???  Next event coming up August 24 to 26 and spots are filling up quickly!  Ladies, your man needs The Martyrs' Walk and you will thank us for it!
THE MARTYRS' WALK is a live and in-person journey of "virtual" martyrdom that will include extreme fitness, mental, and spiritual exercises & challenges that will push you beyond your perceived abilities.  This intensely immersive experience will take you on a three-day journey of prayer, brotherhood, and healing; all in the light of traditional Christian principles and teachings. We will take a deep dive into what is holding you back from being the man God is calling you to be.  You will be pushed to die to self and die to sin so that you may live for Christ.
Apply online at The Application (  Mention the promo code "RADIO" and save $25!!

3.  Men, are you growing lazy in your faith and obligations to your family, church, and Christ?  If you are looking for brotherhood, fellowship, and accountability, check out The Queen of Martyrs' Templars!
The Queen of Martyrs Templars is a fellowship of traditional and traditionalist Catholic men working together to strengthen our faith, hold one another accountable, and defend our beliefs.  We strive to follow The Rule which is heavily influenced by the original Templar Rule of long ago. 
The Rule is our guide in becoming the modern-day monk and soldier the Templars exemplified.
Find out more at Queen of Martyrs Templars | templar

4.  The 2024 Catholic Men's Conference of the Carolinas lineup has been set!!!  Come join men from across our state and beyond for a day of faith, fellowship, and prayer!  For the first time in its history, the CMCC will welcome Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama from the Diocese of Raleigh as the celebrant!  This effort will help to unify the men of our state out of both dioceses.  
All-star speakers and performances include: Jesse Romero, Catholic rapper E-Knock, Joe Enders of Red Top Report, and Daniel Vu of Traditional Catholic Men apostolate!  
More information can be found at "AS IRON SHARPENS IRON..." - PROV 27 - Home ( 

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!

Parish & School Life


Enjoy Catholic family fun at Carowinds

This year’s event will be held Sunday, July 23.
(Photo Provided by James Sarkis)
Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church
The High School Youth along with the chaperones made it safe and sound to the Steubenville Conference.  Keep them in your prayers this weekend.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church - Indian Land, SC
Our Lady of Grace will give a special blessing to grandparents during the weekend Masses on July 22-23.
In the same spirit, here’s an opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence from the Church!
Join our team! Click here for the application:
with Pam Cullen 


St Philip Neri in Fort Mill, SC is offering “Summer Series of Spiritualities” in their Young Adult Ministry. The schedule: 7/11 Thomistic, 7/25 Augustinian, 8/8 Franciscan. 7 PM begins in the Cafe Room with snacks, followed by discussion on the spirituality of the night.  All young adults are welcome (18 to 35).

“Roots of Our Faith” pilgrimage with Queen of the Apostles is going to Italy from October 1-11! The cost for the trip is $5,750 which includes air fare, hotel, breakfasts, 7 dinners, sightseeing entrance fees, taxes, surcharges, and gratuities. Only 30 slots available on a first come basis.  Email Chrissy at for a registration form.

St Ann’s is seeking volunteers for their November 4th “Carnival” committees. It is a main fundraiser for the year. Join in with your talents for another successful event fulfilling their mission “Little Parish with a Big Heart.” Contact

Promote your event on our platforms.
Send your event info to:

What's Happening at HOLY ANGELS in Belmont
Angel Studios' 'Sound of Freedom' passes $50 million at the US box office

‘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’
For more information contact: Kara Griffin
Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee
CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 
CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage 
Human Trafficking Updates Group
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. 

Please watch this important 2 minute video message on the future of Carolina Catholic Media and how you can get involved with the apostolate!


‘The Miracle Club’ Speaks of Pain, Hope, Forgiveness — and Lourdes 

‘Nefarious’ Director Declares: ‘The Devil Attacks, but God Protects and Defends’


The Chosen Halts Filming of Season 4 due to Actors Strike: 'It's Upsetting'

THE CHOSEN Feature Video
"I see you." Jesus heals Simon Peter's mother-in-law


For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. - Romans 1:16

The Rescue Project is a global movement that launched in 2022. It flows from the conviction that the most urgent task in the Church is a compelling and attractive proclamation of the gospel. Its aim is threefold: that people might be 1) overwhelmed by the good news of what God has done for us, 2) moved to surrender their lives to Jesus in faith, and, 3) mobilized for mission.

The Rescue Project is a multi-week video experience of the gospel and is designed to be offered in a small group format everywhere and anywhere - in parishes, homes, schools, college campuses, seminaries, workplaces, prisons and beyond.



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