Magnificat Year of Faith Companion

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If you are not already familiar with Magnificat, the Year of Faith provides an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with this monthly resource for living our Catholic Faith. If, on the other hand, you are a fan of Magnificat, you will certainly want to check this out. Elizabeth Scalia, a frequent contributor at First Things, offers a review at her blog, The Anchoress. So in …

St. Vincent de Paul

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“The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.”  –St. Vincent de Paul One of the primary ways we will celebrate the Year of Faith and the 25th anniversary of our diocese is a campaign, led by …

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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711 Northshore Drive SW Knoxville, TN 37919 865-588-0249   Mass Times Mission Statement The mission of the Sacred Heart Cathedral is to enable each person to grow in faith and love of Jesus Christ and His Gospel message through the sacramental life of the parish. This empowers us to witness His message through our love and service within and beyond our …

New Advent

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Have you ever wanted to find a site on the internet that is the equivalent of a Catholic clearing house? New Advent may be the place you have been looking for. Kevin Knight began New Advent as a project to create an online version of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia following Pope John Paul II’s visit to Denver for World Youth …

Support A Catholic Speaker

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In case you missed it, September has been designated Support a Catholic Speaker Month by the Catholic blogging community. As a part of this effort to promote Catholic speakers, I recently spoke to Gus Lloyd about his work and a project he has been working on for the Year of Faith. You can listen to the interview here. 

Vatican II & Popular Devotions

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Growing up I spent most of my childhood attending Catholic schools. One of the things we learned were the many devotional prayers and practices that have for centuries enriched the lives of the faithful. The BVM sisters taught us to say the morning offering to God, how to pray the rosary, and gave us holy cards of Christ and the …

The Harriman Missions

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In 1905, Fr. E. F. Callahan wrote to Bishop Thomas Byrne, explaining why Harriman would be a good permanent center for the East Tennessee Catholic Missions. Missions of St. Francis de Sales: (Seven Counties-see no. 1) Comprising Counties of Washington, Johnson, Sullivan, Hawkins, Greene, Unicoi, Carter. Mission House at Johnson City….Families 17 (Catholic 8, mixed marriage 9). This field has only …

Logos Bible Software Provides Interactive Reading Plan

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Logos Bible Software has made great strides recently to include Catholic resources for studying the Bible and Theology. One way they will be contributing to our celebration of the Year of Faith is by providing an interactive way for the faithful to read and converse about the Catechism. By using Logos Bible Software, along with their social media network, Faithlife, Catholics can read and interact …

Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

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Yesterday I posted a short video on the history of Immaculate Conception Parish in Knoxville. As a native Chattanoogan, I would be remiss to not also post this video on the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Like Immaculate Conception in Knoxville, Sts. Peter and Paul can be considered the mother church for Chattanooga. This is the video that was …

The Sign of the Cross

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One of the goals of Life at 25 is to familiarize Catholics with online resources to help them learn more about our Catholic Tradition during the Year of Faith. Today we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. I recently read this post by Emily over at Catholic Sistas, a blog I highly recommend. One day while perusing around …