Year of Consecrated Life art contest winners named

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

An art contest put on by the Diocese of Knoxville to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life attracted more than 100 entries, with four students ranging in age from kindergarten to high school selected as winners. Bishop Richard F. Stika presented awards to the four winners – Mary Zengel, Sofia Filigenzi, Kailey Kear, and Rachel Howard – during a recognition …

Catholic Charities Fun Walk attracts fans of all ages

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Diocese of Knoxville, News

More than 150 fans of fun and fitness participated in Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s 17th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk at Knoxville Catholic High School on April 26. Supporters of all ages took part in the fun walk on the KCHS outdoor track and the greenway that circles the KCHS and All Saints Parish campus. Children also could …

Notre Dame in Greeneville marks 60th anniversary

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Uncategorized

Greeneville, Tennessee is known as the former home of President Andrew Johnson. Turns out, the nation’s 17th president also had an indirect hand in helping establish the roots of Catholicism in East Tennessee. Bishop Richard Stika and Father Dan Whitman celebrated Mass marking the 60th anniversary of Notre Dame parish in Greeneville on April 25.  The Mass was also used …

Fairfield Glade parishioner Patty Johnson receives Papal honor

Jim Wogan Catholic Church, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika and the leaders of the Knoxville Diocesean Council of Catholic Women can keep a secret. For weeks, they were sitting on news that a local parishioner was being honored by Pope Francis.  The surprise announcement finally came—at a Mass for the KDCCW on April 23 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut. Patty Johnson, a …

Curtis Martin’s focus is on the New Evangelization

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, New Evangelization, News, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry

By Bill Brewer Curtin Martin delivered his unique brand of evangelization to the Diocese of Knoxville on April 18 as a featured speaker for the diocese’s Following Jesus Conference. (Note: audio recordings of the Following Jesus Conference are available on the Catholic Radio Knoxville page) The appearance by Mr. Martin, founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, as part of …

Cardinal Dolan is keynote speaker at Following Jesus Conference

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

By Bill Brewer Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the Diocese of Knoxville’s Following Jesus Conference April 18 at All Saints Church, focusing on Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis as different but important examples for following Christ. (Note: audio recordings of the Following Jesus Conference are available on the Catholic Radio Knoxville page) In describing Saint John Paul II, …

Laughs, stories plentiful at A Conversation with the Cardinals

Bill Brewer Cathedral, Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

By Bill Brewer It was a fire side chat for the ages – at least for the Diocese of Knoxville ages – when Bishop Richard F. Stika emceed an insightful and often lighthearted discussion by three of the universal Catholic Church’s leaders – Cardinals Justin Rigali, William Levada and Timothy Dolan – at the Tennessee Theatre on April 18. A …

Ground broken for new Sacred Heart Cathedral

Dan McWilliams Cathedral, Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

By Dan McWilliams The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus family saw one of its brightest days April 19 as ground was broken on a new cathedral to replace the 59-year-old structure that has been the home parish for the Diocese of Knoxville since 1988. The day fell on Cardinal Justin Rigali’s 80th birthday, and the prince of the …