The Kids Are Alright…

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... You'll have to excuse me for a minute. I am just going to shamelessly brag on my diocese, the Diocese of Charlotte, for a bit.And to think, I sort of fell into this particular diocese by accident. Not knowing anything about Catholicism in the South when I moved here, I consider it a gift of divine providence that I made Charlotte my home.People often talk about the future of the Church and complain about the youths these days, tutting and shaking their heads, but I have to say … [Read more...]

Inside the Silence at Belmont Abbey College…

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... I got a special little place in my heart for Belmont Abbey.Reading this article reminded me I've been away too long. It's also nice to see they've lowered the tuition by 1/3. I've always thought how cruelly unfair it is that Catholic education is often too expensive for most Catholic families. But I digress.Our State Magazine has a very nice, reflective piece about the Abbey in this month's edition. Pop over there and check it out, and if you're every in the Charlotte area of North … [Read more...]

Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress…

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... It's the weekend, y'all, and the Diocese's Eucharistic Congress is in full swing. And I have to tell you, I've really been looking forward to it this year because I've been dying to spend some time with "my own kind", if you know what I mean.I live in the rural south surrounded by *whispers* Protestants and I work with *whispers* Masons.I've also been going to the same church for four years now and two weeks ago was the 1st time someone actually stopped me to say "hi."If … [Read more...]

Church Universal – Igbo Mass in Diocese of Charlotte…

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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...]


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