Remembering God On the Day of Plenty

David Oatney Diocese of Knoxville, New Evangelization, Prayer, Year of Faith

Since Catholics celebrated the feast of Christ the King this past Sunday, the liturgical year is about to come to a close this Saturday, on the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (which so happens to be one of my patronal feast days, since St. Andrew is my confirmation saint), but not before another “feast day” intervenes, the feast of …

Mass on Thanksgiving Day

Peggy Humphreys Uncategorized

Bishop Stika will celebrate the 9 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral on Thanksgiving Day. Please come and join in hte celebration.

Bioethics is focus of Diocese of Knoxville health care conference

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Health, News

Advancements in medicine that have leapfrogged existing standard care practices, especially in reproductive science, are putting a premium on the view that “just because we could, doesn’t mean we should.” That was the assessment of Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, director of bioethics and public policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of education at the …

Bishop Stika dedicates Church of Divine Mercy

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams Knoxville’s Vietnamese Catholic community turned out in full for the dedication of a church of its own Nov. 17. Bishop Richard F. Stika dedicated the Church of the Divine Mercy before an audience that included 10 priests, a number of religious sisters, Chancery staffers, and a standing-room-only gathering of Divine Mercy faithful. The Divine Mercy Catholic Mission …

The End of Another Year of Grace

David Oatney Year of Faith

As we enter the closing days of the Liturgical Year 2013, those of you who pay close attention to the daily Mass readings will notice that a distinctly eschatological theme begins to develop in these days leading up to what will ultimately be the Feast of Christ the King and the last week of Ordinary Time. The readings in many …

Special collection to be taken for typhoon victims

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

East Tennessee Catholics are being asked to take part in a special collection for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Friday and left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, meeting in Baltimore, agreed on Nov. 11 to the special collection for the victims. Individual parishes, including those in the Diocese …

Knights of Columbus raise funds for diocese

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Stewardship

Bishop Richard F. Stika received two checks totaling more than $10,000 from the Knights of Columbus on Nov. 1 in the Our Lady of the Mountains Chapel at the Chancery office in Knoxville. Making the presentations were Mike Wills, supreme director of the Knights; Tracy Staller, state treasurer; and Ron Henry and Hank McCormick, Knights of Columbus field agents for …

Practice Preaching

David Oatney Diocese of Knoxville, Vocations

If you read Catholic blogs on a regular basis, you have probably noticed that many clergy blogs have something in common. Whether it is Monsignor Charles Pope and his official work for the Archdiocese of Washington (Monsignor Pope does the same thing in Washington that myself and Father Christian Mathis have done here at Life At 25 for the Diocese …

Lady Irish win state soccer title

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools

Knoxville Catholic High School’s girls soccer team made history Nov. 2, and in doing so made an impact on a state-wide level. The Lady Irish won the TSSAA Girls Soccer State Championship in Murfreesboro, defeating neighboring rival Christian Academy of Knoxville 3-1 in the Class A/AA title match at Richard Siegel Park. It was the first state championship for any …

St. Augustine Parish celebrates 75th anniversary

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Parishes

By Dan McWilliams St. Augustine Parish in Signal Mountain marked its 75th birthday Nov. 3 as Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated an anniversary Mass, dedicated a new education/multipurpose wing at the church, and blessed the parish’s new outdoor Stations of the Cross. Concelebrating were current St. Augustine pastor Father Joseph Kuzhupil and three former pastors in Father Bob Hofstetter, Father …