Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
July 23, 2023

World Day for Grandparents & Elderly Celebrated!

World Day for Grandparents & Elderly Celebrated!

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Pope Francis celebrates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

“How much we need a new bond between young and old,” Pope Francis said, “so that the sap of those who have a long experience of life behind them will nourish the shoots of hope of those who are growing. In this fruitful exchange we can learn the beauty of life, build a fraternal society, and in the Church, be enabled to encounter one another and dialogue between tradition and the newness of the Spirit.”
                                                                         Pope Francis

World Day for Grandparents and Elderly - USCCB

Box Office Milestone: ‘Sound of Freedom’ Crosses $100M in U.S.

The faith-based political thriller is from Angel Studios, home of 'The Chosen.'

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

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 $10,500 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, 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 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
Liability Insurance - $556 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

Father Bernard Oleru installed as pastor of St. Philip Statesville

 Catholic News Herald - Published: 21 July 2023

Cardinal Sarah offers five ways to deal with ‘crisis of faith’ in the world

Has the Holy See Surrendered to the Chinese Communist Party?

4 Women Mystics & Their Supernatural Visions Revealed Throughout Church History
“The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God.”

In Nigeria, kidnapping priests becomes a growth industry

St. Maria Goretti — A Martyr More Relevant Today Than Ever

7 Things to Know About the Beautiful Saint Maria Goretti, Model of Forgiveness

North Carolina woman files lawsuit in wake of gender transition surgery as a teen


SueAnn Howell, O.C.D.S.

SueAnn Howell, O.C.D.S., is an award-winning journalist who resides in Charlotte, N.C. A veteran of Catholic media, her work has appeared in national Catholic news outlets, diocesan and secular publications, as well as in Columbia magazine, the international publication of the Knights of Columbus. In addition to her editorial work, she serves as the Strategic Communications Advisor for the Carolina Catholic Media Network.  SueAnn is a Secular Discalced Carmelite in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Commmunity in the Diocese of Charlotte.

Detransitioning woman sues over treatments:
'It's been devastating mentally and physically' | Fox News Video

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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

Summer Encores

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Here!

THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Jason this week Jason sits down with Ami Hayes of Dad Squad Gear!  As a father of three, Ami saw firsthand the challenges and rewards of this important role. Dad Squad is dedicated to providing quality products that not only celebrate the vital role of dads in society, but also instill a sense of pride and confidence in their abilities. By uplifting fathers, they can create a community of supportive and empowered dads who are appreciated and valued for the important work they do every day.  Jason and Ami cover a variety of topics including his inspiration to start Dad Squad, the secular attack on fatherhood and masculinity, responsibilities and difficulties of raising children, importance of being present to your family, perfected men through fatherhood, and the importance of accountability through fellowship with other men.  Make sure to tune in to this one!   IG: @dadsquadgear


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


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!

Enjoy Catholic family fun at Carowinds

This year’s event is today Sunday, July 23.
(Photo Provided by James Sarkis)
Join our team! Click here for the application:
with Pam Cullen 


“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

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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

‘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’

We pray for the families who have to sell their children to be able to eat, and for those who are tricked into sending their children with traffickers with the promise of an education and better life. Look at this newscast to learn how a drought can force families into desperation: #WisdomWednesday #EndHumanTrafficking #EndWorldHunger

Choose Fair or Ethical Trade, not Child Labor 

Global estimates from the International Labor Organization (ILO) indicate that 160 million children between 5-17 years old were engaged in child labor in 2021… we must take action to stop this.

Choosing to buy ‘Ethically’ means taking better care of the most vulnerable in the world, our brothers and sisters, and the environment. 

When consumers choose ‘fair trade’ or ‘ethically sourced products’, they create demand for products that do not involve child labor, harsh conditions and unfair wages that contribute to poverty, and instead support the workers while providing safe, humane and sustainable employment.  Read labels, ask questions, find out how your favorite goods and products are made and demand justice and dignity for all those that work behind the label.

Learn more about labor trafficking in this module provided by the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking:

Also in Spanish: También en español:

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

Family Life News

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. 
So many of us are WAITING for something.
Waiting for that big break.
Waiting for the funding needed to launch that big ministry project.
Waiting for our abortion facility to close.
Waiting for our state to become pro-life.
Waiting for that long-time prayer to be answered.
I know in my personal life, I'm literally at the cusp of 2 huge prayers being answered after a lot of prayer and hard work.
It's coming... and it's so beautiful when we finally have that moment where we can step back and see the harvest.
Here's two big things I've learned along the way...
1. The battle is won in doing "the next right thing" -- and doing it consistently.  It's truly the ordinary YES that adds up one day.
Sidewalk Advocates for Life didn't get to 20,000 babies saved overnight.  It came one life, one mother, one faithful moment at a time.
2. The harvest DOES come. 
Don't give up before you see the fruit just because it's hard.  Yes, there are times to pivot -- and you'll know when to do that with prayer and good counsel.  But often, it's simply being faithful to the call one day at a time.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord." - Psalm 27:14
Keep going.  Keep doing the next right thing.  Stay expectant.  Stay hopeful.  God is often moving behind the scenes.
Your victory story is in process!
#prolife #Galatians6 #donotgiveup #faith #hope #life

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Around the Catholic Media World



‘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


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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