Hundreds turn out for Knoxville March for Life

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News, Uncategorized

Hundreds of pro-life supporters, including many East Tennessee Catholics, turned out for a rally and the annual March for Life sponsored by the Knox County chapter of Tennessee Right to Life. Nearly 500 people attended the rally Jan. 24 at the Tennessee Amphitheatre on the World’s Fair site, and more than 400 marched several blocks to a Clinch Avenue abortion …

St. Albert the Great parishioners brave snow to attend March for Life

Jim Wogan News, Parishes

When Kari Lopez heard the weather forecast, she didn’t waver. After months of planning to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Kari wasn’t about to let a little snow get in the way of participating.  Wait, even by conservative estimates, the D.C. area was predicted to be in the bull’s eye of a storm that meteorologists and their computers …

The Poor of the World Stand Up for Christian Morality

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

The Catholic blogosphere certainly has not missed the headlines from this past week that the Primates of the Anglican Communion have censured the Episcopal Church in the United States for a period of three years because the Episcopal Church here has sanctioned and blessed “same-sex marriage,” even incorporating it into the marriage rites of that ecclesial community. In a very …

So Much Has Been Learned, So Much To Be Learned

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Some of my confreres in diaconate formation have gotten on me about the lack of entries here at Life At 25, even though I have had good reason. That reason is that I am the primary daytime caregiver for our nine month-old daughter Riley, and I find that I have lots of ideas for writing, but little time in the …

St. John XXIII is 14th best U.S. Newman Center

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Offices, Parishes, Schools, Youth Ministry

Best College Reviews, an independent college review journal that provides information on schools, ranks the Diocese of Knoxville’s St. John XXIII University Parish and Catholic Center as the 14th best Newman Center in the United States. A Pew Research study found that Christianity makes up 70 percent of the total population, with about 21 percent of the total identifying as …

Home Campaign strengthens St. Dominic in Kingsport

Jim Wogan News, Parishes

The Home Campaign is underway in the Diocese of Knoxville—with 34 parishes and mission churches now at various stages of participation. Early this year, 17 more parishes will join the campaign as Wave 3 participants. While the Home Campaign operates nearly the same in each parish, there is one big difference. Each parish can determine how to use its share …

A Legacy of Healing

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville, Health, Year of Mercy

Story and photos by Bill Brewer Reimbursements for medical care given by the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic come in various forms when the mobile doctor’s office makes its rounds treating East Tennessee patients. “Thank you,” “I appreciate what you do for me,” and “We are glad you are here” are received most often. Then there’s the occasional handmade show of …