A Good Day to Read the USCCB’s Statement on Religious Liberty

“We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens. To be Catholic and American should mean not having to choose one over the other. Our allegiances are distinct, but they need not …

The Diocese of Charlotte: A Bastion of Catholicism in the South

The South is generally known as Protestant territory, but this stereotype is becoming increasingly inaccurate, particularly in the Diocese of Charlotte. While many can vividly remember a time when Catholics in North Carolina were persecuted for their beliefs, the Catholic population of our Diocese has grown immensely since Blessed Pope Paul VI first established the Diocese in 1972. With that …

Quo Vadis Days Helps Men Seek God’s Will For Their Lives

SJCS seminarians are looking forward to the Diocese of Charlotte’s sixth annual Quo Vadis Days, June 11 – 15. Many of them attended Quo Vadis Days before entering college seminary and are eager to assist other young men pondering God’s plan for their lives. The 5-day summer camp on the campus of Belmont Abbey College provides an opportunity for young …

Mother of Graduating Seminarian Has Much to Celebrate this Mother’s Day

When a child is baptized, the priest blesses the parents, saying: “You will be the first teachers of your children in the ways of faith. May you also be the best of teachers, bearing witness to the faith by what you say and do[1].” Dan and Beth Ohlhaut took these words to heart as they baptized and raised their nine …

How Our First Year in Seminary Changed us For the Better

Summer break is here, and our young men in formation have officially completed their first year of college seminary. A major milestone! At the mid-point of the year we caught up with them find out The Biggest Life Lessons We Learned in our First Semester of Seminary. Now that their first year is finished, we asked them to take a …

Watch: How Ancient Artistry Was Used to Make a Modern Day Tabernacle

This year, on the November 20th feast of Christ the King, a hand-crafted, gold-gilded tabernacle was ceremoniously installed in the St. Joseph College Seminary chapel. It has taken the better part of a year to complete, and is the expert craftsmanship of two local Catholic artists: Jacob Wolfe of Ars Coeli studio to build the structure, and Mary Clark of Studio Magdalena …