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Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Diocese of Charlotte Bishop  Peter Jugis (left) and appointed Monsignor Michael Martin, OFM Conv, to take his place, the Vatican announced April 9, 2024.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Charlotte, North Carolina

Apr 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Charlotte Diocese has witnessed “unprecedented growth” over the last few decades. Read more

Approximately 1,400 members of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, put together eight large shipping containers with more than 300,000 meals for Haitians as part of its Monsignor McSweeney World Hunger Drive on Aug. 12, 2023.

These parishioners have sent 3 million meals to Haiti. Here’s how they do it

Aug 20, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

Everything about St. Matthew, a mega-parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, is super-sized, including its charitable outreach. Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in the Diocese of Charlotte.

Lawsuit alleges Jesuit priest committed sex abuse in North Carolina in the 1990s

Nov 19, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A new lawsuit alleges that a long-serving Jesuit priest sexually abused a boy at a Catholic school in Charlotte, North... Read more


Charlotte diocese objects: Federal judge can't set employment standards for Catholic schools

Sep 8, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Charlotte has said the law and religious freedom precedent are on its side, despite a federal judge’s... Read more

Sacred Heart of Jesus statue outside the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Asheville, North Carolina

Statue outside NC parish restored after vandalism

Jul 7, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in front of an Asheville, North Carolina Catholic church was vandalized and... Read more

Dioceses begin easing masking, social distancing restrictions 

May 17, 2021

Some Catholic dioceses have begun updating their COVID protocols for public Masses, as federal public health officials have introduced new... Read more

Charlotte Diocese opens new seminary to serve growing Catholic population

Sep 16, 2020

As the number of Catholics in the Diocese of Charlotte continues to rise, Bishop Peter Jugis opened a new seminary... Read more

Earthquake hits North Carolina during Mass reading about earthquake

Aug 11, 2020

As North Carolina experienced a moderate earthquake Sunday, local pastors encourage Catholics to relinquish control to God.  Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes, Monroe, North Carolina, after a July 28 fire. Courtesy photo.

Fire torches Catholic parish offices, chapel in North Carolina

Jul 28, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A fire tore through the parish offices of a historic Catholic church in Monroe, North Carolina early Monday morning, and... Read more


Gay marriage lawsuit against Catholic school not expected to succeed

Jan 17, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit against a Catholic high school claims that it was illegal discrimination to fire a teacher for contracting a... Read more