Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Aug. 3, 2023

World Youth Day is Underway!

World Youth Day is Underway!
World Youth Day is Underway! (


World Youth Day (WYD) brings together young people from every corner of the globe to celebrate their Catholic faith. Away from home and buoyed by the witness of their peers, it becomes possible for many to have a transforming encounter with Jesus Christ. But it is not friends, travel or universal embrace of the human spirit that make WYD a life-changing, transcendent experience. Only Jesus Christ is capable of that. WYD is underway in Lisbon, Portugal. As we pray for this great gathering of youth from around the world, let us recall that this extraordinary event must have Christ as its center and focus.

Banquet online registration (free but required) for individuals and table hosts begins on Sept. 1 at 12 PM ET at

Box Office Milestone: ‘Sound of Freedom’ approaches $150M 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!

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 $10,000 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, 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
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

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
Carolina Catholic Social Media Post of the Week
12 Quotes That Will Change the Way You Attend Holy Mass
Knights of Columbus

Tuesday, the first official day of the 141st Supreme Convention, ended with the annual States Dinner, a festive meal featuring patriotic songs from K of C jurisdictions around the world.
To cap the celebration, the Order presented the Gaudium et Spes Award, its highest honor, to Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, the first mother superior of the Sisters of Life. Mother Agnes recently retired after leading the order, founded by John Cardinal O’Connor in 1991, for three decades.

“Through all the community’s manifold works, and hours, days, weeks, months and years of prayer and contemplation before the Blessed Sacrament, Mother has led by example and guided them with wisdom,” the awards citation, delivered by Archbishop William Lori, read in part. “She offers everything to God for the good of others, and she has been one of the most significant leaders in the Catholic Church and the broader society for more than 30 years. She has been a highly esteemed collaborator of three supreme knights, and the entire Order of the Knights of Columbus has been blessed by her wise counsel and sustained by her prayers.”

After receiving the medal from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, Mother Agnes thanked the Order for its pro-life leadership and urged Knights of Columbus to show God's love vulnerable women and children.

“Ideally, charitable acts done for another should be preceded by first being moved in love. Otherwise, the other person is likely to get the impression that we love them only because we are good — or because we must since we are his or her parent, spouse or a Knight of Columbus — and not because of any goodness within them that is moving us,” Mother Agnes said. “Far from sentimentality, this love is the image of the love of God. … To love in this way is to grow in virtue. In the end, we can truly say, ‘It is I who have received the greater part in having loved and served you.’ What a privilege it is to encounter in another person the unique goodness and gifts given by God.”

On this week’s episode of The Bishop Strickland Show, Bishop Joseph Strickland offers a meditation on the importance of honoring the Holy Name of Jesus and answers his critics regarding his use of Twitter to promote the Gospel.

Carolina Catholic Homeschool Showcase
5 Episode Series

Elizabeth Hadi hosts conversations with various guests to help parents
understand the techniques, challenges and benefits of homeschooling.

recorded June 2022

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

Clergy Corner / From the Rooftop

Fr. John Putnam - St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville NC


Carolina Catholic - Local Video & Podcast Library  
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. 


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!


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

This week's SENSUS FIDELIUM newsletter 

SC’s Sensus Fidelium Becomes a YouTube Hit


1.  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!! 

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!
Pews have been installed! We welcome everyone to stop over and check out the current progress of the Adoration Chapel.
Father will be encouraging all of our faithful to sign up for an Adoration hour!  There will be volunteers in the Narthex to assist with the sign up process after all the weekend Masses.  
Only 55 hours to go before we can open the chapel!
Father John’s foot surgery was successful, and he will be home this evening. No weight on that foot for 4 to 6 weeks. Doctor’s orders. We appreciate all your prayers and kindness today and during the upcoming weeks of healing and recovery. St. Philip Neri, pray for us.

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

This week's CLMC newsletter 

1st Sunday Latin Mass in Salisbury, August 6, 4pm: Looking ahead, there will be a Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury on Sunday August 6th at 4pm. Mass will be offered by Fr. Joseph Wasswa, with Confession starting at 2:45pm. Seminarians from St. Joseph College Seminary will graciously provide sacred music. A potluck will be held in Brincefield Hall afterwards Please bring a favorite dish, hors d'oeuvres or dessert to share. For more information contact Mark Hartley with the Salisbury Latin Mass Community at or visit:
‘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 (
Vigil of the Two Hearts is this Friday, August 4 with Fr. Raymond Ekosse
This weekend August 4-5 is the next Vigil of the Two Hearts. 

Can you join us for 1 hour in praying for an end to abortion, strength for families and for the country's return to God?
First Friday Mass will be offered at 8pm at the Cathedral by Fr. Raymond Ekosse (parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas parish), followed by nocturnal adoration.

Our Blessed Lord especially needs adorers during the overnight hours.
  • 8:00 PM First Friday Mass offered by Fr. Raymond (Confessions after Mass until 10pm) (8/4)
  • 9:00 PM Nocturnal Adoration begins after Mass
  • 9:00-10:00 PM Holy Hour of Reparation - led by a deacon
  • 8:00 AM First Saturday Mass (8/5)
All families & parishes invited to adopt 1 hour in prayer.  Devotion is held at the Cathedral of St. Patrick (1621 E. Dilworth Road, Charlotte).

To adopt an hour please use our sign-up genius link:
Vigil of the Two Hearts sign up
To learn more about the Vigil and schedule, please visit the Two Heart's webpage:

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


Hallow - Find God’s Peace in Prayer

Pray with millions around the world alongside Mark Wahlberg, Jonathan Roumie, Sr. Miriam, Fr. Mike, and more on Hallow, the #1 prayer app in the world. 

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Pray More Novenas

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Saint of the Day
See the complete list of Saints for July 

The Top 3 Christian Virtues to Overcome Fear and Build Resilience

The Miracle of the Flying Friar: How Padre Pio Saved an Italian Town From a Bomb

3 Beautiful Depictions of Saints Joachim and Anne in Ancient Art

The Fearless Example of Mary Magdalene:
How the "Apostle to the Apostles" Can Inspire You in Courage & Strength (

The Powerful Benedictine Exorcism Prayers for Protection Against Evil
Saint Benedict, pray for us!

9 Inspiring Facts About Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, Patrons of Marriage & Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

This is why Satan hates the Brown Scapular

The Effects Of Holy Communion

Unlocking Eucharistic Truths from Holy Scripture: 3 Essential Teachings Every Catholic Should Know

Embracing Our Own Mortality

St. Anthony of Padua, Come Around — Something’s Lost and Can’t Be Found

5 Things All Catholics Should Know A
bout The Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday

4 Essential Facts About the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven Every Catholic Should Know

The Hail Mary: Jesus at the Center

Pope Francis explains why Catholics make the sign of the cross

3 Types of Catholics