Diocese represented at March for Life in Washington DC

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Parishioners, students, and youth groups from around the Diocese of Knoxville traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the March for Life on Jan. 27.  The following photos were sent to the Diocese of Knoxville communications department or selected from various public social media links. Many thanks to the students at OLPH, St. Jude, St. Augustine, St. Stephen, St. Mary, …

Strong Catholic showing at local March for Life

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More than 500 women, men, and children of all walks of faith took part Jan. 22 in the March for Life through the Fort Sanders community of Knoxville. The annual march marks the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion across the country. The march began at the Tennessee Amphitheater with prayer, …

Phillip Fulmer featured speaker at Catholic Charities dinner on March 9

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Phillip Fulmer will be the guest speaker at the Catholic Charities dinner on March 9 at the downtown Knoxville Marriott. Phillip Fulmer will be the guest speaker at the Catholic Charities dinner on March 9 at the downtown Knoxville Marriott. One of the biggest names in University of Tennessee athletics history will be the guest speaker at the 32nd annual Catholic …

Monsignor Mankel receives Martin Luther King Commission award

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Monsignor Xavier Mankel today received the Chair’s Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission, a Knoxville organization that honors Dr. King and works to further his civil rights legacy. The award honors an individual or organization who serves the community, representing and supporting the social justice ideals that Dr. King espoused. Monsignor Patrick Garrity, pastor of St. …

Funeral Mass held for Monsignor George Schmidt

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Monsignor George E. Schmidt Jr., who died Dec. 29 after a lengthy illness, was laid to rest Jan. 4 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chattanooga following a funeral Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika and concelebrated by more than 30 fellow priests. Monsignor Schmidt, who was 72, was pastor emeritus of the …

Homily for the Feast of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

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Homily   Numbers 6:22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21   It is fitting to begin by wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas, and if my saying that seems strange to you, I sincerely pray that most people in their catechesis learned that the Christmas season traditionally lasts 12 days (ending on the Feast of the Epiphany, for which the traditional date …