Diocese of Charlotte Like A Boss…

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... Our diocese has gotten a lot of undeserved negative press these past few months. It seems her biggest critics are local disengaged Catholics and people outside the diocese who have the loudest opinions on matters they know little of.Fine. Let them squawk. People will only see what they want to see. Sadly, in some cases, all they will see is the negative because it's what they seek.My prospective is different. I've witnessed the positive changes in our diocese first hand; the … [Read more...]

Small Comforts and Happy Deaths – the passing of Seminarian Michael Kitson…

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... Remember that time I had a heart attack in church, right smack dab in the middle of the mass? At the time the only thing I wanted to do was get through the mass and receive Holy Communion. If the Lord was going to take me, I wanted to at least be in the closest state of grace as humanly possible.A happy death.It seems so strange to equate death with happiness, especially for the family and loved ones left behind to mourn their loss. I'm sure for those, whose grief is fresh, it … [Read more...]

UPDATED — The Mob Gets What The Mob Wants – Sister Jane Dominic Laurel Takes Sabbatical…

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*Scroll down for updates posted 4/9/14 @ 1 p.m and for Bishop Jugis's statement 4/10/14.... One final update on the shameful incident here in Charlotte.Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel is on sabbatical and all her future talks have been cancelled. Some have speculated she's been thrown under a bus and shipped off to a re-education camp, and it certainly sounds like it. Well maybe not the re-education camp part, but it doesn't appear she's getting much support from Aquinas College. … [Read more...]

UPDATE — Charlotte Catholic High School’s Parent Meeting…

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... Last night, according to the Charlotte Observer, nearly 1,000 people showed up at Charlotte Catholic High School's parent meeting to "air complaints" regarding the talk given by Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel.The event was closed to the media and supposed to be for currently enrolled students and their parents only.Though the Observer and local TV stations were told to leave the campus during the meeting, a reporter from the Catholic News Herald, the diocese’s newspaper, was allowed in t … [Read more...]

A Catholic High School Teaches Catholic Doctrine and Everyone Loses Their Minds…

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... This past Friday news broke about a local Catholic high school here in Charlotte, NC. Apparently the students at Charlotte Catholic High School had a bit of a problem with a nun teaching *gasp* Catholic doctrine.Psst. It's a Catholic school. Says so right in the name.From the Catholic News Herald,CHARLOTTE — An online petition started by a student at Charlotte Catholic High School is questioning the views of a speaker at a recent assembly who spoke on human sexuality. P … [Read more...]

St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte Desecrated…

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... [PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE POST FOR THE LATEST UPDATE] Still waiting to hear the official word and news report but I just learned that St. Thomas was vandalized. The vandals busted out one of the beautiful stain glass windows [and cut themselves while doing it - good!], desecrated the altar with blood, and the infant Jesus in the nativity was damaged accidentally in the process. Rumors of satanical symbols were exaggerated and untrue, so details were edited accordingly. Please see below … [Read more...]

Diocese of Charlotte Vocation Awareness Day…

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... Men, do you think you may have a calling to the priesthood? Bishop Jugis invites high school and college age men to a Vocation Awareness Day, Wednesday August 8th 10am-5pm at St. Ann Catholic Catholic Church in Charlotte. Bishop Peter J. Jugis will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m., and priests and seminarians from around the diocese will be on hand for this day of fellowship, recreation and reflection."Vocation Awareness Day is intended to assist young men in exploring and discovering God's … [Read more...]

Diocese asks City of Asheville to sell them the land near St. Lawrence Basilica…

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ASHEVILLE — St. Lawrence Basilica parishioners and supporters were "shocked" to learn earlier this week that the city of Asheville is preparing a contract to sell land near the historically significant 100-year-old basilica to a hotel group instead of the Diocese of Charlotte.During a May 22 city council meeting, City Manager Gary Jackson said the city is preparing a contract for purchase with the McKibbon Hotel Group of Gainesville for the 0.77-acre city-owned property. [read more]There … [Read more...]

Belmont Abbey’s oldest monk, Benedictine Fr. Matthew McSorley passes away…

... A public memorial will be celebrated in the basilica on Saturday, June 2, starting at 2:30 p.m for those wishing to come and pay their respects. Fr. McSorley passed away today on the feast of Mary Help of Christians, the Abbey's patroness. Read more here.Requiscat in pace. … [Read more...]


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