Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Aug. 10, 2023

World Youth Day Wrap-up!

World Youth Day Wrap-up!

August is the month of the 

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.
The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated every year on August 15th.  This feast commemorates the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her assumption, body and soul, into Heaven. It is the most important Marian feast, and it is also a Holy Day of Obligation.
What a great month of Saints!
August Saint of the Day Calendar

Complete listing by day with individual stories

‘Be not afraid,’ Pope Francis tells young people at end of World Youth Day

“Be not afraid,” Pope Francis told young Catholics Sunday at the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, echoing the well-known call of his predecessor and the founder of the international youth gathering, St. John Paul II.

The ‘life-changing’ experience of World Youth Day

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’ 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!

Healed and Restored

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

August Newsletter
Dear Friends of Healed and Restored,

Welcome to August. By now, most of you have probably watched the movie "Sound of Freedom". The true story behind this heartbreaking movie sheds light on the horror of the atrocities being done to God’s children. Pope Francis had this to say about the modern crisis of human trafficking:“ Human trafficking is violence! The violence suffered by every woman and every girl is an open wound in the body of Christ, in the body of humanity, it is a deep wound that also affects each of us.” Healed and Restored was created with victims of human trafficking in mind. 

We want to show those young women that no matter what they have gone through, God desires to heal them. We are offering them tools that help them understand that our past doesn’t define us. What defines us is God's unending love for us. God the Father loves each of us so much that he sent his only son to die an awful death on the cross for crimes he didn’t commit. All of this was done to show us how much we are loved...Read More 

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

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
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
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
Part 2: Meal-packing Event

Join us for the in-person meal-packing event which will take place in the St. Matthew Parish Center THIS Saturday, August 12.

The goal is for 1,200 volunteers to assemble 300,000 meals. It takes a village – please consider signing up to help!

In addition to packing meals, many other volunteer opportunities are available to support this important event. Our meal-packing events are a great way for individuals and families of all ages to work together, have fun, and fulfill our mission of serving our brothers and sisters in need, locally and around the world.

Meal Packing Event this Saturday August 12th. Over 1400 volunteers will be packing meals. They have a “waiting list” for those that want to help! Fundraiser been going on now for 3 weeks, already received $260,000 towards the goal of $340,000

Listen to Ed Billick's St. Matthew - World Hunger Drive Radio Special Here
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly speaks from the dais at the annual States Dinner Aug. 1, 2023, during the 141st Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Orlando, Fla.
(Photo: OSV News/Tamino Petelinšek, Knights of Columbus)

Knights of Columbus

Convention Summons Knights of Columbus
to Discipleship, Transformation of World

By Peter Jesserer Smith

ORLANDO, Fla. (OSV News) — Nearly 2,300 members of the Knights of Columbus, spouses and family members gathered together from all parts of the globe Aug. 1-3 in Orlando under the theme “First in faith and charity.”

But the unmistakable, uplifting message of the 141st Supreme Convention from start to finish was the power of each Knight — all 2 million in the order — to transform the church and the world around them by deepening their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ and living out a charity that evangelizes.

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

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

Happy Feast Day!
August 6, 2023

“And He was transfigured before them and His face shone like the sun and his clothes became dazzling white. Appearing with Jesus were Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 
—Matthew 17:2-5

"At His Transfiguration, Christ showed His disciples the splendor of His beauty, to which He will shape and color those who are His: 'He will reform our lowness configured to the body of His glory.'" 
—Saint Thomas Aquinas

ALMIGHTY FATHER, Who in the glorious Transfiguration of Your Only Begotten Son, JESUS CHRIST, confirmed the mysteries of faith by the witness of the Fathers and wonderfully prefigured our full adoption to sonship, grant, we pray, to Your servants, that, listening to the Voice of Your beloved SON, we may merit to become co-heirs with Him. Who lives
and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.

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


Carolina Catholic - Local Video & Podcast Library  
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?

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!

Friends, I cannot wait to share the news of the next SF project.  Probably in 2-3 weeks I'll let you in on that endeavor. Till then it's business as usual and I just finished recording my 'book review' or really I just read from it and gave some commentary to it, on Silence by Cardinal Sarah. Man is that book good.
Read more of 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!
St. Therese Parish - Mooresville
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’

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


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.

The One We Can Trust

August 2, 2023

Father John Riccardo

Beloved: We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory, "This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased." We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain.


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